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:

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

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

98 Rolex Extremely Rare and Attractive, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Pink Diamond-set Dial, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Model: Day Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1973
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3275759
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

A true icon in the realm of horology, the Rolex Day-Date reference 1803 stands as an enduring symbol of both exceptional craftsmanship and refined luxury. Unveiled in 1956, the Day-Date, affectionately known as the “President,” earned its distinguished title due to its close association with world leaders, influencers, and visionaries who were drawn to its sophisticated design and advanced features. In the embodiment of precious pink gold, the Day-Date 1803 epitomizes the timeless elegance for which Rolex is renowned. The warm and rich tones of the pink-gold case exude a subtle opulence, harmonizing flawlessly with the iconic President bracelet, a design element integral to the Day-Date’s identity. Beyond its technical prowess, the Day-Date 1803 is a potent symbol of status and success, having achieved global acclaim as the first wristwatch to prominently display the day of the week in full upon its introduction. As a vintage collector’s dream, the Rolex Day-Date reference 1803 in pink gold encapsulates not only the brand’s illustrious history but also represents a lasting legacy of elegance. In its nearly 70-year journey, this watch has undergone various embellishments, yet the appeal of the tone-on-tone configuration remains limitless for passionate collectors. The offered timepiece, meticulously preserved since its manufacture in 1973, presents a unique and luxurious twist with its non-traditional pink dial. This exquisite dial showcases the lavish addition of applied brilliant and baguette diamond indexes, an exceptionally rare feature that adds a touch of opulence and uniqueness. A genuine gem in every sense, this Rolex Day-Date 1803 is the pinnacle for any connoisseur, embodying not just a watch, but a piece of history and elegance that transcends time.

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