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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 - Havana Dial


Straight Facts

When the Day-Date was released in 1956, it was the only complicated Rolex for sale. Hard to believe, but people didn’t want Rolex’s previous attempts at complicated wristwatches. All of that changed when President Dwight D. Eisenhower was spotted wearing the Rolex, and the watch became known as ‘The President’. An internationally known symbol of success and prestige, the Rolex Day-Date was available for many years on a strap or matching solid gold bracelet.

This present example is fitted with that iconic yellow gold presidential bracelet, and a rare Havana brown dial. Furthermore, the dial condition is outstanding featuring fully in-tact lume plots and perfectly matching handset. The outer track of this present example is in outstanding condition and has no signs of chipping or wear, while also having the Arabic minute markers printed on it as well. The Havana brown dial radiates warmth and the light ‘Rolex’ and ‘Day-Date’ text seemingly jumps right off the dial. The case it’s fitted to is no slouch either - presenting in fully unpolished exceptional condition with thick lugs and brushing/polishing exactly where and as it should be! The matching oyster clasp president bracelet matches the cases overall condition and its extremely tight and in exceptional condition as well. Rolex no longer makes this sunburst brown havana color, and you can have this one for about half the cost of a brand new 36mm Day-Date! Talk about a real value.

*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.

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