1973 Rolex Day Date Rare Sequoia Wood Dial Ref. 1803
Sequoia Wood - we can't get it often enough, Rolex hasn't left a stone unturned when it comes to the material for their dials. Stone, laquer, Stella, you name it, its all there. It is kind of bizarre that Rolex also used wood as material for the dials but yes, they did. We mostly see Birch and Burl wood but there is another type of wood which does not show up much, Sequoia wood. The Sequoia material is easy to distinguish from the other types. While Birch and Burl wood are beautifully smooth with a clear lacquer on the surface almost like a Rolls Royce interior (yes, they look glossy), the Seqouia is kind of the opposite. It looks like a rough solid piece of wood with natural veins. Two dials are never the same and the beauty of the dial depends very much on what piece of wood is being used. This very Rolex Day Date 1803 dates back to 1973 and houses a beautiful example of the Sequoia dial. The matte brown color of the dial harmonizes nicely with the golden indexes and print and together with the Suede strap just looks so interesting. Sequoia dials are truly rare and we are happy to offer this marvel for sale.
|Model||Day Date Rare Sequoia Wood Dial|
|Case||Excellent 18K case that has been lightly polished in the past. The lugs are straight and even, not showing much wear from age. Numbers between the lugs are clear and intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Momentum Vintage Strap with generic gold plated pin buckle|
|Dial||Excellent and very rare Sequoia wood dial. The luminous on dial and hands are original. Some of the lume plots are missing which is very common for these dials|