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Rolex Day-Date Ref.1803 Double Dash & Underline

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this vintage timepiece presents a harmonious blend of elegance and sophistication. Featuring an alligator strap, domed acrylic crystal, and a captivating silver pie-pan dial, it embodies a perfect combination of timeless style and refined craftsmanship.

Dating back to 1964, this exquisite watch stands as one of the earliest examples of its generation. It boasts intricate details such as the distinctive ‘double dash-dial’ and cigarette handset, adding a touch of uniqueness to its design. The light silver/champagne dial, delicately contrasted, is impeccably preserved, showcasing slender indices and the rare ‘double-dash’ printing, including dashes in “Day-Date” and “Oyster-Perpetual.” Notably, this dial configuration highlights the exceptional attention to detail characteristic of this era. Moreover, this exceptional timepiece features the rare COSC underlining.

€ 12.500

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Details
Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Day-Date
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 1803
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Year of production (circa) 1964
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket plated
Material 18k Yellow gold
Lug Width 18 mm
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Backstory

The president’s watch! The Rolex Day-Date is probably one of the most instantly recognizable watch designs ever made. Being only available in precious metals, it has become synonymous with success and prestige. A watch to celebrate accomplishment.

The Day-Date was launched in 1956 as the Ref. 6510 and Ref. 6511. It was the first watch to display the day of the week as well as the date, hence the name. It was updated to the Ref. 6611, adding Superlative Chronometer certification to the mix. The 6611 is the only Day-Date ever to be made in steel, but only 6 pieces are known to exist.

And then from 1959 until the late 1970’s, we see the most popular vintage Day-Date: the 1800 series. This is the archetypal Day-Date we all know and love. Lyndon B. Johnson was spotted wearing one in 1965, putting the nickname President’s watch firmly in the collective memory.

A 1977 update saw the introduction of a quickset date, in the new 18000 reference series. It wasn’t until 1988 before the 18200 series received a quickset day function, becoming the double quickset.

The Day-Date is available in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. Countless dial variations include wood, stone and Stella options. Among the many case/bracelet finishes available, the bark is probably best known, resembling the irregular pattern of tree bark. The Day-Date is one of the few Rolex lines with factory gem-set bezels and dials as an option.

The Day-Date is an icon in pop-culture. It wasn’t just American presidents like Johnson and Kennedy who put it on the map. From Tony Soprano to Tupac Shakur, from Warren Buffett to Jennifer Aniston, they were all spotted wearing Day-Dates. Are you next?

Shipping

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this vintage timepiece presents a harmonious blend of elegance and sophistication. Featuring an alligator strap, domed acrylic crystal, and a captivating silver pie-pan dial, it embodies a perfect combination of timeless style and refined craftsmanship.

Dating back to 1964, this exquisite watch stands as one of the earliest examples of its generation. It boasts intricate details such as the distinctive ‘double dash-dial’ and cigarette handset, adding a touch of uniqueness to its design. The light silver/champagne dial, delicately contrasted, is impeccably preserved, showcasing slender indices and the rare ‘double-dash’ printing, including dashes in “Day-Date” and “Oyster-Perpetual.” Notably, this dial configuration highlights the exceptional attention to detail characteristic of this era.

Furthermore, the dial used in this watch is an extremely rare variant known as the DOUBLE-DASH UNDERLINE dial. If you look closely at the top lettering, you will notice that there is an underscore between Oyster Perpetual and Day-Date. This is absolutely rare, as Rolex only used this graphic representation for a very short period of time in the 60s to early 70s. The underline refers to the cross line that is placed in the lower half of the dial below the Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified. This cross line was intended to inform watchmakers and other personnel that, contrary to its marking with SWISS at 6 o’clock on the lower edge of the dial, this watch was not equipped with classic radium, but rather a new mixture with less radioactivity.

Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1803

Year of production (circa)

1964

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket plated

Lug Width

18 mm