« Champagne » Ref. 1803
One could call the Day-Date the backbone of the Rolex line back in the days. It is probably the most produced watch of the brand and their most iconic reference along with the Daytona. The « watch worn by the people who guide the destinies of the world » to paraphrase an advertisement campaign from the 50’s. Nicknamed « the presidential watch » after a smart move by the brand gifting that watch to American President Eisenhower.
Serial : 41xxxx (1976)
Dial : Mint Champagne « pie pan » dial with Spanish week day calendar. The hands luminous is matching the plots near the gold index.
Case : Thick and sharp. Satin finish all over with 18k yellow gold hallmarks.
Movement : 1556 automatic, 26 jewels
Bracelet : specific 18k gold « president » bracelet for Day-Date with rose gold clasp.
Box & Papers : none.