1969 Rolex Day Date "Wide Boy" (Ref. 1803) 18k YG Champagne Dial Non-Luminous
The champagne "Wide Boy" pie-pan dial on this 1969 Ref.1803 Day-Date is unique and very rare. Rolex produced this dial on a very limited basis and for a very short period of time. The "Wide-Boy" name comes from the oversized stick or almost block like markers and the extra wide hands sometimes referred to as "cigarette hands". The original and very interesting features of this dial are that dial does not possess any tritium lume. This variant is referred to as a "non- luminous dial". The wide boy dial is rare and the non-luminous version is even rarer! The other unique and the additionally intriguing fact is that even though the dial lacks lume it is still signed T Swiss T at the 6 o'clock position, which is a key element for this specific and elusive dial / hand configuration that was a factory offering from Rolex.
18K Solid Gold
Champagne (Wide Boy)
20mm C&T Blue Suede Strap
CASE & BRACELET
Stunning 18k case that received a light polish during the most recent service. The lugs are thick and full and show very minimal wear which is rare for a watch of this vintage. The watch will be supplied on of our Craft & Tailored blue suede strap.
DIAL & HANDS
The champagne "Wide-Boy" pie-pan dial on this 1969 Ref.1803 Day-Date is unique and rare. The hands and dial are in immaculate condition showing very little patina and oxidation. This specific example was well taken care of and serviced regularly indicated by the etchings in the case back. The "Wide-Boy" name comes from the oversized stick or almost block like markers and the extra wide hands sometimes referred to as "cigarette hands". The date wheel possesses the era correct open 6' and 9's, and the gold fluted bezel has not been over polished which adds to the exclusive and executive feel of the piece.
None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a one year warranty on accurate timekeeping.