1972 Rolex Day Date Sea Foam Ref. 1803 (with Papers)

Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1803
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


One interesting fact about Day Dates is that though they have been produces in large numbers, the numbers of those with special, rare and precious dials is pretty small. One of the most popular dial variants on a Day Date is the lacquer or Stella dial. Stella stands for colorful, they have been made in many colors, a few are red, orange, blue, baby blue, green, yellow, Sea Foam and Salmon. One of the rarer ones is the Sea Foam, also called 'Tiffany ' color reminding of the US Jewelry brand. The current watch on offer is in mint condition bearing a very good case and bracelet and most importantly a beautiful and all original Sea Foam Stella dial with diamond, one of the rarest colors to find. To round it up the watch comes with original punched certificate making this watch a true collector's piece.

SKU 3.2.010
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Sea Foam
Ref. No. 1803
Serial No. 3089XXX
Year 1972
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent white gold case with little wear from use. Reference and serial numbers are fully intact and readable
Bracelet / Strap Very good white gold President bracelet with little stretch from wear only
Dial Excellent and original rare Sea Foam Stella dial. The dial has no cracks, scratches or blemishes of any kind.A few of the lume plots have deteriorated but still exist. Behaviour of the lumes under UV is as to be expected
Price On request
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers Punched Certificate


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.