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01393 Rolex. A 1962 Rolex Day-Date wristwatch in 18karat yellow gold with a luminous champagne dial, applied dagger indexes, alpha hands and a Spanish calendar.

 

 

 

01393 Rolex

Only cased in 18 karat gold and platinium, the Day-Date, exudes elegance and success and is one of Rolex’s most coveted models. For both, men and women there is nothing more regal than to wear a powerful Rolex Day-Date in solid yellow gold.

 

Manufacturer: Rolex
Model: Day-Date
Year: 1962
Reference No: 1803
Movement: DO 30.596
Case No: 785.164
Material: 18 karat yellow gold
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1555
Bracelet/Strap: Rolex leather strap
Clasp/Buckle: 18 karat yellow gold Rolex buckle
Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

 

 

The Day-Date is one of the pillar watches produced by Rolex. When the reference 1803 was introduced in 1959, it held the iconic design of the famed watch witnessed on the wrist of President Eisenhower at one point, hence the nickname the Rolex “President”. For decades, wearing one was considered a hallmark of having 'made it' in life. For all intents and purposes, the Day-Date has maintained an identical look over the years, with a 36mm case and fluted bezel.

The present Reference 1803 from 1962 features a wonderful luminous champagne dial in machine-turned structure, delicate alpha hands and faceted dagger indexes that are slightly thicker at six and nine o’clock. A remarkable version of a versatile watch with class and chic, the present Day-Date is an excellent daily companiont.