1973 Rolex Day Date Sigma Dial Unpolished Arabic Calendar Ref. 1803
The White Knight - We are offering an excellent example of a Rolex Day Date 1803 with Sigma dial from 1973 in white gold which seems to be in completely raw and untouched condition. The case is fat and even with well defined lugs and showing beautiful factory proportions. It seems to have been a faithful companion for a long time and would tell stories if it could talk. The bracelet is matching and stamped 1/76. The silver dial is mint condition with all Tritium dots being present and fully intact. The luminous material has aged to a very dark vanilla color and is matching with the original hands. It's very unusual to find a Day Date in this condition and even harder with Arabic calendar discs. This is one of those watches you put on and never take off.
|Model||Day Date Sigma dial|
|Case||Very strong white gold case that seems to be unpolished and is showing some wear from age. The lugs are straight and even showing factory proportions. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Original unpolished President bracelet that shows some wear from age. Clasp is stamped 1/76 dating it to the case|
|Dial||Excellent Silver Sigma dial with baton indexes. All Tritium lumes are present and fully intact, have taken on a a dark vanilla color and are matching with the Tritium hands. The watch has Arabic calendar discs|
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.