Rolex 1803 Oyster Perpetual Day Date 18K Yellow Gold / Copper Dial (30680)

30680 Rolex 1803 Oyster Perpetual Day Date, 18K yellow gold case on an 18K yellow gold bracelet, automatic movement, date, day COSC, non-quick set, centered sweep seconds hand, original rose/copper dial with applied indexes, lume plots are full and intact, luminous hands, acrylic crystal, 281xxxx serial (circa 1969), diameter: 36mm, thickness: 12mm, excellent condition with Rolex box and EWC warranty card.

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This is a vintage c. 1969 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 1803. It has an integral 18K yellow gold 3-link President bracelet with a hidden double deployment clasp. It has a screwed down solid case back and winding crown, and an acrylic crystal. The 36mm diameter solid three body 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 an arched indicator at 12 o'clock for the completely spelled day of the week in English. The dial is copper/rose with a sunray pattern, with applied yellow gold faceted baton hour index markers, and luminous pips around a luminous white perimeter minute/seconds track. It has a gold central sweep seconds hand, and square-tipped gold baton hands with luminous inserts. It includes the Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) certificate. The 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 1803 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1556 movement that's rhodium-plated, with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 26 jewels, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, and a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. There are Microstella regulating screws, and a hacking seconds mechanism. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz).

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 1803 was introduced in 1958, and it was produced until 1976.