1969 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 1803) 18K YG
"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 Dwight Eisenhower began wearing one, however, Eisenhower wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1953. However the nickname President is quite fitting for the day date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date and is 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 1967 Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 retains its original and sought-after non-luminous champagne pie-pan dial. This Day-Date ref. 1803 is simply stunning and would be a wonderful addition to any collection as an executive piece that would stand out from the crowd.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent case has been very lightly polished in the past and retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that show some signs of use. The 18k yellow gold fluted bezel is in excellent unpolished condition exhibiting minimal signs of use. The watch will come supplied on a handmade leather strap.
The "pie-pan" champagne dial is in remarkably well-preserved condition, showing no signs of damage or age. The tritium lume plots have aged to an excellent creamy ivory patina and display no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged slightly darker than the dial, and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic gold date wheel is era correct with closed 6's 9's.
None. The watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.