A fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1972
    Reference No: 1807, inside case back stamped 1803
    Movement No: DD250826
    Case No: 2'822'050
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet with bark finished centre links, 170 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex concealed folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 8723
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a yellow gold reference 1807 however with Khanjar dial, please see Day-Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, page 270.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch, reference 1807, is distinguished by its bark finished centre links and bezel. This reference and is a very rare variant within the Day-Date family, and is highly sought after by serious collectors. To find an example in original and untouched condition, such as the present watch, is a rarity in itself. This watch is also fitted with a very attractive dial, featuring diamond-set numerals and black graphics.

  • 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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Ref. 1807, inside case back stamped 1803
A fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金鑲鑽石,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號1807,1972年製

1972
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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