|Material:||18 kt yellow gold|
|Dial Color:||18 kt yellow gold|
|Bracelet/Strap:||18 kt yellow gold|
|Box/Paper:||rolex presidential box no papers|
Get your chance to buy yourself a 1972 Rolex Day-Date, the Presidents watch! This beautiful Rolex Day-Date, cased in yellow gold, is fitted on a very nice PAN AM blue alligator strap. The dial, a yellow gold pie-pan, gives this piece unparalleled character.
If we are talking about icons of watchmaking one cannot forget the Rolex President Day Date. The Rolex Day-Date was released in 1956. The Rolex Day-date was the first watch to have an Day and date complication. On the top of the dial, a date aperture; and at three o’clock, a date display, complete with the classic Rolex cyclops. The Day Date was available in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum.
In production since 1956, the Day-Date is one of the most recognizable Rolex watches ever made. With its elegant, simple dial layout and fluted bezel, the reference 1803 is a favorite of Wrist Icons and of past U.S. Presidents. In addition to being a cultural symbol of the watch world, this Day-Date is complemented by a period-correct jubilee president bracelet. This example has a English date disc..
In the late 50s and 60s Rolex advertised the Oyster Day Date watch as a watch worn by the leaders of the world. They marketed in advertisements these watches with slogans like: “Men who guide the destinies of the world wear Rolex watches”. Due to this marketing strategy it became the watch to wear if you would have made it. It looked amazing. It was a very expensive watch, and the case and bracelet were completely made out of gold.
Although he wasn’t the first president to own a Day-Date, Lyndon B. Johnson was undoubtedly the first world leader to contribute to the its reputation as the watch of presidents and world leaders.
This example is a really nice looking reference 1803. This caliber is the non quick set version. It has a riveted Oyster bracelet, this is the feature that really sets this watch apart from the rest. It gives the watch a very warm and cool attitude. In production since 1956, the Day-Date is one of the most recognizable Rolex watches ever made. With its elegant, simple dial layout and fluted bezel, the reference 1803 is a favorite of Wrist Icons and of past U.S. Presidents. In addition to being a cultural symbol of the watch world, this Day-Date is complemented by a period-correct riveted bracelet, making it even more desirable. This example has a English date disc..
Our Day-Date 1803 from 1972 is put together by an 18K PAN AM blue (avio). We just love this old vintage kind of blue. It reminds us of old airplanes, navy aviation, but also of the old PAN AM logos.
This particular watch has just undergone a full service. This work was carried out by our Rolex authorized watchmaker using Rolex parts.
As with all of our pre-owned watches at WRIST ICONS this watch comes with a full 12 month warranty with ourselves that will be invoked from the day of purchase.
Year: Circa 1972
caliber: Automatic-winding caliber 1556 movement
Case: It has a 18 carat golden case with screw down case back. Good golden steel case that has light wear from use. It has an engine turned bezel
Dimensions: 36mm diameter;
Dial: champagne silvered t-swiss-t pie-pan dial with applied golden accented gilt baton hour markers, black inner minute divisions with five minute markers, baton golden hands with luminous inserts and center seconds, date aperture at 3
Bracelet/Strap: PAN AM blue alligator strap made by Jean Paul Menicucci for WRIST ICONS
Lug Width: 20mm