Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 - White Gold Blue Dial
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 bracelet.
However, this is no ordinary ‘President’
The Day-Date has only ever been made in precious metals, and white gold is not only one of the stealthier ways to do a solid-gold Rolex, but its also one of the rarest. While the case is identical to any 36mm Day-Date the white gold adds an understated stealth-wealth level to this piece. The watch has an ‘if you know, you know’ element to it, and this particular watch, is fitted with an incredibly stunning blue matte dial.
Fitted to the iconic presidential bracelet, and finished a stunning blue matte dial, this very early 1960s 1803 is truly eye catching. The dial condition is flawless with fully in-tact lume plots and perfectly matching handset. The outer track of this example has the white/silver printed rail-scale which adds an additional air of refinement. The Oyster clasp Presidential has minimal signs of stretch, and the case is well preserved with signs of slight handling wear only. These watches represent an incredible value over a brand new 36mm Day-Date - and you can say you have something in common with President Eisenhower. Hows that for bragging rights?
*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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