Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

MILANO
Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

MONACO
Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

217 Rolex Very Fine and Attractive, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Roman Numerals “Sand” Dial, With Warranty, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 9,000 –⁠ 18,000

A 20% import VAT is due on the final price including premium, only if it is delivered within the EU.

Model: Day Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3144392
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Warranty

Since its debut in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date has been synonymous with glamour and luxury, gracing the wrists of presidents, dignitaries, and individuals in boardrooms and galas worldwide. A perennial flagship model for Rolex, the Day-Date continues to captivate collectors with its iconic and easily recognizable aesthetic, embodying a legacy of timeless sophistication. The offered lot presents a remarkable specimen of Day-Date Reference 1803, introduced in 1959. Noteworthy for its unprecedented slimmer case and a newly crafted movement, the cal. 1555, which later evolved into the successor cal. 1556 after 1965. Crafted in yellow gold with the iconic reeded bezel, this particular example stands out for its charming warm sand colour dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. This distinctive tone adds an extra layer of allure, a rarity among Day-Date variants, making this lot especially intriguing for passionate collectors. The harmonious combination of the yellow-gold President bracelet with the Oyster case enhances the overall elegance, both components nicely preserved. Adding to its historical provenance, this Rolex Day-Date comes with its original warranty signed by Joyeria Sucre, Venezuela, a testament to its journey from the past to the present. More than a timepiece, this Day-Date 1803 is a timeless symbol of elegance, a coveted piece that transcends eras and continues to be an enduring icon in the world of luxury watches.

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