Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

247 Rolex Very Fine and Attractive, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Box, Bulletin de Marche, Warranty, Booklets and Listing Price, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Sold € 52,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1960
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1555
Case N°: 680 405
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box, Bulletin de Marche, Warranty, Tag, Booklets and Listing Price

Rolex introduced a new reference system for the Day-Date model with the 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 1961 and has been retained in remarkable 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 oyster riveted bracelet with original Rolex clasp, making a big presence on the wrist. Furthermore, very attractive is the set that accompanies this lot, composed of box, bulletin de Marche, original warranty, various booklets and a very interesting and rare listing price of the period.