Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 with Brown Vignette Diamond Dial

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1977

Reference number: 1803

Serial number: 5182xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is a rare dial color from Rolex’s vignette series, displaying color fades very gently from light in the center to darker around the outer edge of the dial. The watch is entirely of original Rolex manufacture and has been beautifully preserved- the case is mint with crisp hallmarks still present on the back of the lugs and the dial is beautiful- no cracks, crazing or “spidering”. This piece would make an outstanding addition to a collection of Stella dial Rolex watches, as it has a similar aesthetic. 18k yellow gold. 36mm. Stock 42540


Private: Joshua Bonifas


In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.


Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter their vision, their domain of excellence, or their achievements, the one thing these exceptional men and women have in common is often their watch: the Day-Date.