Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 with Chocolate Stella Dial

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Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1803

Serial number: 2805xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Not to be confused with the “oxblood” color Stella dial, this dial is a true chocolate brown color with all of the glossy, rich color for which Stella dial Rolex watches are celebrated. This dial is clearly the inspiration for the modern chocolate brown Rolex dial offerings. Note the gold printing and the incredible color tone as it compliments the yellow gold. Beautiful. 36mm. Stock 37799


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.