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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 Matte Black Double Punched Papers

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Straight Facts

The Rolex Day-Date “Presidential” watch was (and arguably still is) one of the most glamorous watches you could buy when it was launched in 1956. It was only produced in precious metal and has been worn by anyone who's anyone throughout the 20th century, all the way up to today. This incredible 1978 example possesses one of the rarest and most attractive dials ever produced: matte black. This extraordinary dial pairs perfectly with the sharp and possibly unpolished 18k yellow gold case and matching Japan made president bracelet which is wonderfully tight. Not to mention this piece features its original and coveted double punched papers. This is truly a special piece and I couldn’t be happier to offer it in the Watch Shop!

About The Brand

Rolex is not only the most famous watch brand in the world, it is one of the most famous luxury brands ever. It is a symbol of craftsmanship and for that it has not been rivaled. From the advent of the oyster case to modern masterpieces, Rolex is truly a timeless watch that both aficionados and admirers alike can appreciate.

The Nitty Gritty

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Day-Date

Ref: 1803

Year: 1978

Case Diameter: 36mm

Lug Width: 20mm

Case Material: 18k yellow gold

Case Condition: Very nice, possibly unpolished with no significant nicks or scratches

Dial Condition: Mint

Movement: Rolex automatic winding chronometer certified caliber

Bracelet: Original Rolex 18k yellow gold Japan Made president bracelet that possesses minimal stretch

Accessories: Original Double Punched Papers

*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.

Yellow Gold 1978 Papers Automatic Dress

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