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

183 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Black Matte Dial, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 18,200

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1969
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 2163734
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Nicknamed “the President,” the Day-Date is an iconic watch that is both practical and dressy. Originally intended as Rolex’s “luxury proposition” (and indeed originally available exclusively in precious metal, with few prototypes in steel known), it has evolved to incarnate in the mind of nearly every watch enthusiast the conjunction of power, elegance, precision, luxury, exclusivity and mechanical perfection Rolex is famous for. Reference 1803 is probably the most popular reference of this generation of Rolex Day-Date watches: the present timepiece is an exceedingly gorgeous example of white-gold Day-Date, with a very charming and also rare black matte dial perfect for elegant situations but even for everyday life. Preserved in remarkable condition with still its original white-gold president bracelet, the white-gold case is still nice and fresh and overflows onto the black dial with English calendar and is resumed by the hands that shine on the surface.