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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 1803
    Movement No: DD599091
    Case No: 2'051'984
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k pink gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k pink gold Rolex President bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex SA 3.63
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex service receipt dated 19 June 2014.
    Literature: For a similar example of a burgundy "Stella" Daydate with diamonds however manufactured in yellow gold, please see Daydate, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, page 346 and 347.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Showcasing a beautiful burgundy "Stella" enamel dial with gold graphics and diamond-set indexes, this impressive lacquer "Stella" perfectly matches the vibrant pink gold case and bracelet. This reference 1803 Daydate is of exceptional quality.

    Reference 1803 is rare, however manufactured in pink gold and fitted with a diamond burgundy "Stella" dial is almost impossible to find.

  • 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. 1803
A fine and rare pink gold and diamond calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, burgundy laquer "Stella" dial and bracelet

1970
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am