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

78 Rolex Very Rare and Attractive, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Silvered Dial and Italian Calendar, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 16,900

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1965
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 1186381
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

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. Ever glamorous, the Day-Date model delights with its myriad of dials, bracelets, bezels and gold-finished designs. Anyway, often a classic and simple design, it’s what it takes to catch the eye and heart of a watch passionate. The present example is a reference 1803 that was manufactured in 1965, and has been retained in good and original condition. Its attractiveness is further increased by the massive 18k pink-gold case with screw down crown and back, reeded bezel and original hallmarks still visible. This very specimen has an every-occasion silvered dial with applied indexes and is equipped with a day wheel in Italian, clearly made for the Italic market. Rolex tailored the Day-Date for markets around the world, and accordingly, the day indication was offered in 26 different languages. The watch is also equipped with a nice and solid pink-gold president bracelet with original Rolex clasp, making a big presence on the wrist.