1963 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 1803) 18k YG No-Lume "Claw Dial"
The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog. The Rolex Day-Date earned the nickname "President" after it had been rumored that President a Dwight Eisenhower began wearing one. In reality, Eisenhower wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1950. However the nickname President stuck and is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date model. It has always been a symbol of status and luxury as the Rolex Day-Date is only made in precious metals most commonly 18k yellow gold and possesses both the day and date complications within the movement.
This Rolex ref. 1803 Day-Date features the unique and sought after "claw" dial. The pie-pan "SWISS" only dial features claw-like markers and unique hands that give this dial variant its name. What makes this dial even more special is being non-luminous with solid gold hands, making the production numbers of this dial variant even smaller.
|Material||18K Solid Gold|
|Bracelet||18K YG Rolex President "Big Logo"|
The excellent 18k yellow gold case has been lightly polished in the past retains full and even lugs with light honest wear. The 18k yellow gold fluted bezel remains unpolished and in excellent condition. The Rolex 18k yellow gold president bracelet with "big logo" clasp is in remarkable condition for its age, showing some stretch from use and retaining 21 links.
The SWISS only, non-luminous, pie-pan "claw dial" is absolutely stunning. The unique claw markers span from the outer step of the dial to the center of the dial and remain in excellent condition. The sword style solid 18k yellow gold hands are very unique to this variant and remain in beautiful condition. The metallic gold date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is running at COSC spec, previous service history is unknown.