Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 with Original Papers

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Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1803

Serial number: 3127xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Noted for its subtly unique dial, this is an excellent example of this celebrated classic. The original “pie pan” diamond dial is quite a rare version, with no luminous markers at the outer five minute markers. Accompanied by the original warranty paper. 36mm. Stock 35798


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.