Rolex Day-Date 1803 from 1968 ‘Open 9’

Rolex is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis. The company is best known for its line of Oyster watches, which are widely considered to be some of the best-made and most iconic timepieces in the world. Rolex has been a major innovator in the watchmaking industry, and its Oyster Perpetual models are one of the most iconic and sought-after watches.

Title
A trusted wrist companion, and an icon amongst many USA-presidents in the past, this 18k yellow gold Day-Date watch by Rolex was the flagship model from Rolex at the time (1968) – Very few watches were more prestigious then this solid gold automatic wristwatch with splendid and uncommon ‘non-sunburst’ dial. This stunning vintage Rolex Day-Date is suitable for everyday wear.

Case  
18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster case (36 mm excl. crown)

Dial
Rolex ‘non-sunburst’ dial in extraordinary colour, captivating the sunlight magnificently. The hour markers have been set with black onyx (stone). The minute track is decorated with an attractive 5-minute layout, which makes the dial a bit more playful.

Movement
Automatic self-winding/ Oyster Perpetual movement by Rolex (Serviced)

Strap
High-quality black leather strap (20 – 16 mm) or handmade ‘Espresso Brown’ leather strap (20 – 18 mm)


Condition
Introducing the distinguished Vintage Rolex Day-Date 1803 – embodying the epitome of luxury and history. Crafted with a magnificent 18k yellow gold case, this iconic watch has graced the wrists of U.S. Presidents, adding a touch of prestige to its already illustrious legacy.

Distinguishing itself from the ordinary, this particular Day-Date 1803 boasts a rare non-sunburst dial, echoing the cherished ‘Cappuccino’ dial finishing that collectors covet. The dial’s attractive minute track, adorned with playful 5-minute markings, captivates the eye and adds a distinctive touch to its timeless design.

Meticulously preserved, the watch showcases a splendid case condition, complete with sharp lug edges that exemplify Rolex’s unparalleled craftsmanship. The original Rolex case back sticker remains proudly affixed, underscoring the watch’s authenticity and maintaining a connection to its storied past.

Designed for both elegance and everyday wear, the Vintage Rolex Day-Date 1803 comes adorned with a beautiful black leather strap, ensuring comfort and style for daily use. Beneath the iconic exterior lies a meticulously serviced Rolex movement, guaranteeing precision and reliability for the modern wearer.

As a symbol of statesmanship and success, this particular reference of the Day-Date 1803 holds a unique place in history, having adorned the wrists of U.S. Presidents throughout the decades. Beyond being a timekeeping masterpiece, this vintage Rolex is a tangible link to the grace, leadership, and enduring style of those who have shaped the course of history. Embrace the legacy, wear the prestige – the Vintage Rolex Day-Date 1803 awaits its place on your wrist.

Measurement
36 mm excl. crown

Provenance
Rolex watch collector from The Netherlands

Additional note:
Every watch is sold with our own Collection Extract. The Collection Extract is an official document we add to your watch order. This certificate, or ‘extract’, states the details of the specific watch. Details as the serial number, materials used and production date are present on this document. In addition, your personal details are added to the Collection Extract, to ensure your watch belongs to you. Of course, all our watches are also delivered with an invoice and insured priority shipping.

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