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ROLEX VINTAGE DAY DATE PRESIDENT 1803 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC 1968

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ROLEX VINTAGE DAY DATE PRESIDENT 1803 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC 1968
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Stock # SKU20348
Stock # 20348
Model Name Day Date President
Brand
Model Ref # 1803
Condition Mint
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case 18K White Gold
Case Shape Round
Case Size 35.5mm x 13.3mm
Crystal
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Blue
Caseback Solid
Complications Day & Date
Year 1968
Additional Information
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Description
The Day Date is Rolex’s top of the line watch. Displaying the day of the week below 12 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock, this model also became known as the President because the watch was worn by numerous American Presidents.

Produced only in 18k gold and in platinum, the Day Date over the years has had some very interesting dials. Our favorite dial is the so called Stella dial, which is hard enamel, and usually a vivid color. Stella dials are extremely rare, and are particularly sought after and collected by watch dealers. Rolex made Stella dials for the Middle East market. Ironically, the Rolex dealers could not sell the watches with Stella dials and would actually replace the enamel dials with mundane dials. In fact, the majority of Stella dials were destroyed years ago by Rolex as being commercially unviable. Italian collectors, known for their keen eye for style, are nuts about Stella dials. We are pleased to present this watch with blue enamel original Stella dial.

Original 18k white gold case features plastic crystal, solid gold fluted bezel, original screw down crown operating perfectly and massive 18k Oyster screw back. Case is in mint/mint+ condition and measures 35.5mm diameter by 13.3mm.

Of course the highlight of this watch is the original robin's egg blue enamel Stella dial. Dial has pie-pan edge typical of 1803 dials, with applied white gold hour markers and baton hands. Dial is in perfect condition.

Original automatic winding Rolex Caliber 1556 with 26 jewels and adjusted to five positions and to temperature. Movement is a C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer and is clean and running.

Watch is on brown crocodile Patek Philippe strap with Rolex buckle.

This rare, important and beautiful wristwatch is in mint+ all-original condition.
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