18 K Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Black Dial REF 1802

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Year of issue: 1968

Reference number: 1802

Serial number: 1732XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

There is something about a smooth bezel on day-Dates, and the market is very well aware of that. These watches are hard to find, and the flat bezelel in place of the fluted one, involves a premium. This example from 1968 sports a stunning black dial with gold and white enamel markers.

In 18k gold with smooth bezel. Automatic, Rolex caliber 1556. Matte black, gold and white enamel or markers. Shell Cordovan leather strap by Attila Aszodi, gilt Rolex buckle.


Alessandro Ciani


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.