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01366 Rolex. A 1960s Day-Date white gold calendar wristwatch, Ref. 1803 with a pie-pan dial, fluted bezel and no-lume hands and indexes. Sold




The glamorous Day-Date, also known as the President, quickly became Rolex's flagship watch, originally produced in only two precious metals - 18k gold and platinum. No matter what the occasion, the Rolex Day-Date makes a statement, marking the wearer as a connoisseur of class and horological know-how.


Manufacturer: Rolex
Model: Day-Date
Year: circa 1966
Reference No: 1803
Movement No: DD 97.569
Case No: 1.423.256
Material: 18 karat white gold
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556
Bracelt/Strap: Rolex leather strap
Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex buckle
Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed


At the time of the Day-Date’s release in 1956, the model was plagued by technical problems resulting from the complexity of the automatic movement but those were soon resolved. The Reference 1803, debuted in 1959 is one of Rolex's longest-running references ever produced. One such model is the present beauty, well preserved, with rarely seen no-lume hands and indexes and cased in white gold, which is significantly rarer than its yellow gold counterparts. With it’s 36mm case, it’s sunburst silver dial, it’s fluted bezel and it’s Englisch calendar this Day-Date model is a subtle execution of one of Rolex's crown jewels.