ROLEX DAYDATE 1803 WHITE GOLD
PRICE : 9800 EUROS
THE TECHNICAL CORNER
18KT white gold Daydate automatic wristwatch ref.1803 manufactured by Rolex.
Grey dial with applied baton markers, outer fifths of a second divisions, luminous yellow gold hands, date and day display.
Waterproof 18KT white gold case, fluted bezel, Twinlock Crown, screw back, leather strap.
Rolex in house self winding 1555 movement.
HISTORY IN BRIEF
It is fairly well known that until the early 60s the luminescent material used by Rolex on his watches, including the Daydate, was RADIUM, a substance which was later discovered to be extremely radioactive.
Because of this, RADIUM was replaced by TRITIUM, a much less harmful substance.
However, despite the assurances from Rolex on the safety of the new luminescent materials used, for a few years some Government authorities did not allow Swiss watchmakers to import watches with these substances present on the dial into their countries.
This is the reason why that in several Daydates of this period, like in our 1803 specimen, we see how the tritium is totally absent both on the dials and on the hands.
The present Daydate is a very rare example of reference 1803.
This extreme rarity is given first of all by the absence of luminous material on the dial and on the hands but also by other two factors : transitional hands and first series 1555 caliber.
In particular, these hands were mounted on Daydate models for a very short period of time and the 1555 caliber was the first movement mounted on the reference 1803, later replaced by the more modern 1556 around the mid-60s.
The conditions of the watch are excellent : fat case with deep hallmarks, dial without any defects, clean and running movement.
As well as the 1555 caliber, the hands and the dial, also the other components such as the bezel, the Twinlock crown, and the caseback are temporally correct for the production period.
Manufacturer : ROLEX
Model : DAYDATE
Reference : 1803
Case No : 1,204,XXX
Year : 1965
Box/Papers : NO
Material : 18KT WHITE GOLD
Bracelet : LEATHER
Dial : GREY
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