ROLEX Day-Date

Orange/Vermillon « Stella »

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 ». So it carries a VERY serious and business look. The wind of the 70s worked its magic and Rolex officially introduced the « Stella » dial (in reference to the name of the lacquer supplier used for these dials, not to the colorful work of the famous american artist) to target the Middle East market which appreciated their powerful visual impact. Chromatic choice of the day: the Orange/Vermillon in pristine condition. This very watch was sold at Phillips Geneva auctions on June2020.

Serial :  41xxxx (1975)

Dial :   Mint Orange/Vermillon « pie pan » MK1 stella dial with all original tritium perfectly passing the UV test (green flash and fade away). The hands luminous tritium is matching the plots near the gold index.

Case :  Thick and sharp. Satin finish all over.

Movement : 1556 automatic, 26 jewels

Bracelet :  specific 18k gold « president » bracelet for Day-Date

Box & Papers :  none.

None of the pictures below really do justice to this glowing timepiece. You need to see it the flesh to understand how WOW it is.

PRICE :   // SOLD //