Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

119 Rolex Attractive and Refined, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Silvered Dial, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 15,600

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1973
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3312316
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex’s Day-Date is one of the most recognizable wristwatches today, and over the course of its almost 70-year history has been realized in many different ways. Originally intended as Rolex’s “luxury proposition”, and for this reason originally available exclusively in precious metal with few prototypes in steel known, it has now become the most versatile watch in Rolex’s line-up. The Reference 1803 is probably the most popular reference of this generation of Day-Date watches: the present timepiece is an exceedingly gorgeous example of white-gold Day-Date, with the very simple but always pleasant silvered dial. Preserved in notable condition, the white-gold case is still nice, it overflows onto the argentè dial and is resumed by the hands that shine on the silvered dial. A rare gem for the completionism-inclined collector.