931. Rolex A well-preserved and rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, day and date 勞力士， 「Day-Date」型號1803，精細及罕有，18K黃金自動上 弦腕錶，配中心秒針、日期和星期顯示，約1971年製
Rolex Circa 1971
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name Material Calibre
1803 DD 928’459 2’767’546 Day-Date 18K yellow gold Automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle Dimensions 36mm Diameter Signed Case, dial and movement signed Estimate
HKD 40,000-64,000 USD 5,100-8,200
During the early 1970s, the “wide boy” dial was introduced. Featuring unusually wide hour markers and hands, this confguration was only seen in examples produced between early 1970s until circa 1973. The variant without luminous on the dial is even rarer. The present example is a reference 1803 in 18K yellow gold with an excellent “wide boy” non-luminous dial, and comes directly from the original owner who has worn the watch wisely and carefully. The watch is preserved in overall very excellent condition, and the hands are all original. The present lot is fresh to the auction market.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.