A rare and attractive pink gold calendar wristwatch with center seconds, Arabic day and date wheel, bracelet and guarantee, made for the Sultanate of Oman

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1975
    Reference No: 1803
    Movement No: DD'949'499
    Case No: 4'146'423
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Rolex President bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Rolex concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex punched guarantee, service receipt dated January 4, 2016, sales tag, product literature, wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced to the market in 1956, the Day-Date has seen a multitude of watch design variations. It is one of the most varied, unusual and creative models the firm has ever produced. This pink gold Day-Date is fitted with a "Khanjar" dial, featuring the red Khanjar symbol, which is part of the national emblem of Oman. Watches fitted with "Khanjar" dials were made on special request from His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman, and presented as gifts to his closest dignitaries and servants.

    As a finishing touch, the present day and date wheel is printed in Arabic, providing another detail of interest. Presented in excellent condition with sharp finishes to the top of the lugs, this watch is furthermore accompanied by its original punched guarantee and Rolex service paper from 2016.

  • 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 and attractive pink gold calendar wristwatch with center seconds, Arabic day and date wheel, bracelet and guarantee, made for the Sultanate of Oman

Circa 1975
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 20,000 
€12,900-17,100
$15,900-21,200

sold for CHF32,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

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