1977 Rolex Day Date Linen Dial NOS Ref. 1803 (Full Set)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Safe Queen Day Date -conditions on watches vary, they can be good, bad or excellent but the best condition is only one, the elusive unworn New old Stock condition. What we have here is a 100% unworn example of a Reference 1803 Day Date in yellow gold from 1977, assumingly it sat in a safety box for 43 years. The case shows patina on the gold and still retains the case back sticker. The numbers between the lugs are clean and fully intact. Further the watch bears a excellent condition Golden Linen dial with all original Tritium which has aged to a beautiful light brown color. The watch is fitted to a non- Rolex President bracelet which shows the same patina like the case. It was probably sourced separately and is locally made. The condition on this is KING.
|Model||Day Date NOS|
|Case||Unpolished New old Stock condition case showing patina from age. The original case back sticker is still fully intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Aftermarket President bracelet showing the same patina like on the case. The bracelet has not been worn and does not show any stretch. Apart from the clasp crown the bracelet does not show any Rolex markings|
|Dial||Flawless golden Linen dial with puffy lume plots which are all fully intact. The Tritium is original and has aged to a light brown color perfectly matching the hands|
|Condition||New Old Stock
|Papers||Orig. punched Certificate from Hong Kong issued in 1977
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.