Rolex The rose gold first series Day Date ref 1803

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Year of issue: 1961

Reference number: 1803

Serial number: 785xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Very charming example of first series18k rose gold Day-Date ref 1803. The case, the bezel and the wonderful bracelet are decorated with a linen-textured pattern. The day of the week is spelled out in Portuguese. The internal side of the case back showcases the reference and the gold markings Manufactured in: 1961 Mov: cal 1555 Box & Papers: none Diam: 36mm Thickness: 12mm Case: 785xxx


Corrado Mattarelli


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.