A rare pink gold calendar wristwatch with bracelet and centre seconds

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1973
    Reference No: 1803
    Case No: 3'453'208
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex President
    Clasp/Buckle: Concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This most attractive "Wide Boy" dial is the particularity of this reference 1803. The dial is finished with an outer black printed half minute markers in the form of a sunken ring, similar to the celebrated Paul Newman dial. The extraordinary rose gold applied indexes have a grain finish and central channel that runs between two diamond polished borders. The overall stunning looks of these characters are complimented by the correct matching "Wide Boy" hour hand. The watch, in very attractive overall condition offers great value and tremendous hours of fun.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 1803
A rare pink gold calendar wristwatch with bracelet and centre seconds

1973
36mm Diameter
Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 16,000 

sold for CHF21,250

Contact Specialist
Livia Russo
+41 22 317 81 86

Glamorous Day-Date

Geneva Auction 9 May 2015 7pm