Rolex 1803 Oyster Perpetual Day Date 18K Yellow Gold (26772)

26772 Rolex 1803 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, 18K yellow gold with a fluted bezel on a strap, white dial with applied yellow gold baton hour markers and stepped outer minute track, luminous gold hands with central sweep seconds hand, date, day, COSC, non-quick set, automatic Rolex caliber 1555 movement, screw down crown, acrylic crystal, 722XXX serial (circa 1961), diameter: 36mm, thickness: 12mm, Excellent Condition with European Watch Company box and six month warranty card.

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This is a vintage c. 1961 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President 1803. It has It has a leather strap with an 18k gold tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. It has a screwed down solid case back and winding crown, and the 36mm diameter solid three body Oyster case, fluted bezel, and bracelet, are polished/brushed. There is a date aperture window (non quick-set) at the 3 o'clock position underneath a Cyclops magnifier bubble, and it includes an arched indicator aperture at 12 o'clock with the completely spelled day of the week in English. The dial is off-white with applied yellow gold faceted baton hour markers, luminous pip hour indices, and a raised black perimeter minute/seconds track with gold pips on the hours. It has a central sweep seconds hand, luminous gold delta hands, and it includes the Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) certificate. It's water resistant to 50 meters/167 feet, and the 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President 1803 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1555 movement that's rhodium-plated, with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 26 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, and a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. There are Microstella regulating screws, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz).

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President 1803 was introduced in 1958, with this model replaced by the 1556 in 1959, which was produced until 1978.