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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1975
    Reference No: 1807
    Movement No: DD827475
    Case No: 3'943'656
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet with bark finished centre links, 195 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex SA
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex service receipt dated 22 January 2014.
    Literature: For a similar example of a red lacquer "Stella" dial Day-Date, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, page 378 and 379.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 1807 was introduced in 1959, and ceased in 1977. This reference featured a design termed "bark finish" on the bezel and centre links of the bracelet.

    Of exceptional quality and virtually unworn, this reference 1807 has crisp bark finishes to its bezel and bracelet. Its striking red enamel "Stella" dial has applied baton hour markers and black graphics. The dial is completely clean and intact, confirming this "Stella" is in overall pristine condition.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ref. 1807
A rare and impressive yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, red lacquer "Stella" dial and bracelet

1975
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am