1967 Rolex Day Date Pink Gold Silver Guilloche Dial Ref. 1803
Guilloche - when it comes to rare Day Dates, we immediately think of Stella, Stone or Diamond set dials. Those are the ones produced in serial production and fairly small numbers over certain eras so that we can expect to see them around if you are looking in the right places. But there is another category of dials Rolex made for Day Dates which are not only rare but so rare that you might not be able to find a single piece for sale. We know of a few examples in residing in sophisticated collections but there isn't anything out there. This impeccable 1803 in pink gold is such a watch. The dial is a silver Guilloche with a beautiful geometric pattern. This dial appeared a few times at auction over the last decade however mainly bearing Arabic Hindi numerals but with baton indexes this is only the third example we came across and the second example we purchased. It is even possible that the version without the Arabic Hindi numerals is even rarer. The correctly T Swiss T dial is housed in a pink gold case from the 1.6m serial number range as this is where most appeared in. The dial is in beautiful unrestored condition and changes hues depending on lighting. The case and bracelet are in mint condition showing only very light wear from age. The lugs remain healthy and well defined with clear case numbers. There aren't many Guilloche dials in the Rolex range, if we had to guess, the number would be 5 or 6. These very rarely appear on the market and in our opinion represent the rarest or the rarest dials in the Day Date range. We are very proud and thrilled to offer this immaculate watch for sale.
|Model||Day Date Pink Gold Silver Guilloche dial|
|Case||Excellent 18K Pink gold case that has been lightly polished in the past. The case remains straight and even with clear lines and well defined lugs and clear case numbers|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent 18K President bracelet which is not showing much wear from age.|
|Dial||Incredibly rare silver Guilloche dial with unusual hobnail finishing. There is some aging around the edge of the dial but not visible to the naked eye. The luminous dots are original and matching the hands.|
|Price||AED 499,460 / USD 136,000
Arguably one of the most iconic watches ever made, the Day-Date aka the Rolex President was introduced in 1956 and was the first to feature both the day and date in dedicated windows on the dial.
The Day-Date is the top model in the Rolex line-up and comes in an array of configurations with rare and special dials and case decorations. It has only ever been made in precious metals with Automatic movements and historically with an elegant diameter of 36mm - the perfect size for an iconic dress watch.