1970 Rolex Day Date "Wide Boy" (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 a 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 specific example from 1970 retains its original silver "Wide Boy" pie-pan dial and is unique and sought after among collectors. 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". This specific Rolex Ref 1803 would make a wonderful and uniquely stunning addition to an existing collection and or be a great stand alone executive piece that stands out from the normal executive crowd.
|Material||18K Solid Gold|
|Dial||Silver "Wide Boy"|
|Bracelet||Rolex Jubilee 18k YG|
Stunning 18K YG case that previously been polished and has light wear from use. The Swiss president bracelet retains 20 links, and has some stretch and wear from use.
The silver "Wide-Boy" pie-pan dial on this 1970 Ref.1803 Day-Date is unique and rare. The hands and dial are in immaculate condition showing very little patina and oxidation. 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.