Rolex DAy-Date 1803Rolex DAy-Date 1803

Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803

Worn by the greats.

The mighty Rolex Day-Date remains an absolute classic. And this is a beautiful example from ca. 1973

There are many dial variations and day-wheel languages, but what most have in common is the elegant President bracelet. Here the bracelet is not with it anymore, but an 18k original buckle with a leather strap. Is the strap not your style, no worries you can pick whatever you want. The dial on the timepiece we show you have some nice details. It has a sunburst champagne color with long stick markers.

Pictures do not always show the beauty of such a treasure, we advise you to come and look for yourself.

€ 10.950

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 36 mm
Model Day-Date
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1803
Buckle/clasp Original gold buckle
Year of production (circa) 1973
Lug Width 20 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Champagne
Movement Automatic
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?

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Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
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Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1803

Year of production (circa)

1973

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Champagne

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Original gold buckle

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only