1972 Rolex 18k YG Day-Date (Ref. 1803) Silver Linen 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. 

Rolex President Ad

This excellent Day-Date example from 1972 remains in marvelous condition and retains its original "pie-pan" silver linen dial that is stunningly beautiful. 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 for those with a discerning eye. 

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Day-Date
Model 1803
Serial 30XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Solid Gold
Dial Silver Linen
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex President



The unpolished 18k yellow gold case is in excellent condition, retaining sharp factory lines and finishing with very little signs of use. The 18k yellow gold fluted bezel remains in sharp, unpolished condition, showing very light signs of use. The caseback remains unpolished as well with symmetrical factory brushing. The original Rolex 18k yellow gold President is dated to 1972 and is very well preserved, showing almost no stretch and retaining 19 links.


The original and stunning "pie-pan" silver linen dial remains in absolutely flawless condition, the "linen" texture creates a beautiful depth and shows no blemishes or imperfections. The tritium lume plots have aged to a lovely golden coloration, under U.V. light inspection all the lume plots are full and round showing no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's


None. The watch is keeping time within COSC spec and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.