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
258 Rolex Elegant and Luxurious, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Silvered dial and Italian Calendar, Reference 1803, with Box
Estimate: € 18,000 – 36,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 1065173
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The Rolex Day-Date was the first automatic, waterproof chronometer wristwatch that indicated the date and the day of the week. Rolex introduced a new reference system for the Day-Date model with 1803 that could have a yellow, white or pink-gold case with reeded bezel and plexiglass crystal. The 1803, where the three indicate that the watch has a fluted bezel, is the most iconic one and simply stands for luxury. This reference was available with colored dials but also with the classical and perfect for every occasion, silvered pie pan dial with applied batons and sloped baguette indexes and Italian calendar, exactly like the present example. Preserved in nice and fair conditions, the tonneau case still offers the hallmark and is further equipped with an oyster riveted bracelet also in yellow gold and Rolex green box.