1963 Rolex Day Date Special Millanaise Bracelet Ref. 1803

Year of issue: 1963
Reference number: 1803
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ 29,950


Millanaise When looking at Day Date configurations, the bracelet is usually the most generic part of a watch. In most cases a President bracelet, occasionally an Oyster or Jubilee bracelet but here we have something very special. This early 1803 Day Date is fitted with a mesmerizing and astonishing original Rolex Millanaise bracelet. Before we speak more about the bracelet, lets look at the case. We have here a beautifully retained 1803 case that is not showing much wear from age. As the pictures show, the lugs remain straight and even with sharp edges and are well defined. the fluted bezel is also in very nice condition and not showing much wear from age. The dial is silver and is decorated with yellow gold claw indexes giving the watch a very vintage and unique look. The 'claw' indexes are beautifully facetted and come with the matching sword hands which also add to the unique look of the watch. The calendar disc are in Spanish letting us assume that this watch was initially sold somewhere in South America. Back to the bracelet, the finely patterned Millanaise bracelet has a perfect fit to the case without showing major gaps or defects. It seems that this bracelet has not seen much wrist time as it remains in excellent condition without any damages to the mesh which is usually very common for these. It also seems unsized which is a big plus for this watch. Here's a pretty rare and unusual example of a 1803 Day Date that wont break the bank. Compared to other Millanaise bracelets from Rolex this is a very sturdy and solid one.

SKU 3.2.324
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date
Ref. No. 1803
Serial No. 853xxx
Year 1963
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very nice vintage condition case that is showing some wear from age. The lugs are strong and fat with sharp edges and clear case numbers
Bracelet / Strap Excellent and very rare original Millanaise bracelet showing a very unusual finish. The bracelet seems to be unsized and is free of any damages
Dial Very nice and correct Champagne dial with Claw Markers and matching hands
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.