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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 1803
    Movement No: DD185'444
    Case No: 1'622'557
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex’s Day-Date is one of the most recognizable wristwatches today, and over the course of its 60 year history has been realized in all metal types and with different dial styles. An icon of horology, the present example is in overall beautiful and original condition with well-defined gold hallmarks, crisp milling to the case back, and a delightful appeal.

  • 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 attractive white gold wristwatch with day, date and sweep centre seconds

Circa 1967
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,400-6,500
$5,000-7,500

Sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017