Rolex Day Date 18K 1972 ‘Pink’ Dial


100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced and Guaranteed

A Beautifully Cared for and Lightly Used Example

Wonderful 70’s – 80’s ‘Stick’ Batons ‘Pink’ Dial – Superbly Restored!

18K Solid Gold Rolex Swiss Case, Size Large 36mm not inc the Rolex Oyster Crown

A High Grade Cal.1556 26 Jewels, Automatic Movement Just Serviced in Sparkling Condition!

Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer Grade Highly Accurate Movement

18ct Unmarked Fluted Bezel, Mint Lightly Polished Case

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition

Supplied with a New High Quality ‘Croc’ Leather Strap

The Watch is provided in the Rolex Presentation Box shown*

The Watch is offered with 12 months Written Warranty*

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Price £4,750 Sold


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This Rolex ‘Day Date’ 18ct Automatic has the Cal.1556, Superlative Chronometer Grade (highly accurate and highly reliable) automatic movement with Day and Date function. The dial is the rarer ‘Pink’ dial which you will see is primarily silver white with a hint of pink in natural light – as shown in the first and second photographs. The Rolex Oyster case with its screw down crown and screw down case-back made the Rolex Day Date the world’s first waterproof automatic wristwatch with Day and Date functions, also to offer “complete protection against water, perspiration and dust”. This watch is all 100% original including the dial which is in superb condition and yet it has not been restored and untouched. The case is the large size 36mm and is in mint, unrestored condition. This all leads one to suspect this watch has only been lightly used and has been very well cared for.

The Dial

Here we have the beautiful original Rolex ‘Pink’ dial Day Date with the gold Rolex signature Crown at 12 o’clock along with the Day function. As you will see, the dial is primarily silver white with a slight pink tone in natural daylight. This is a rare original dial which has been restored to the very highest Rolex standard. With Classic ‘Stick’ hands with batons denoting each hour, plus small outer minutes track. All on the rarer pink dial, with the Date function at 3 o’clock this is all Classic 1960-1980s Rolex design. The superb, rarer, restored ‘Pink’ dial and gold ‘stick’ hands are all in immaculate condition. In addition to the Rolex signature Crown, the dial is simply signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date and Officially Certified ‘Superlative Chronometer’ and ‘Swiss’ at the very bottom of the dial. The dial is very clear and easy to read even in low light. The mint condition heavy duty lens has no marks and a 2.5 x magnifying glass making the date easily readable at arm’s length.

The Case

This is the original Swiss hallmarked 18K solid gold case, measuring 36mm in diameter without the crown. This watch has an unmarked fluted bezel and highly polished full thickness case-back showing it has never been inscribed. In fact all of the case is in immaculate condition having been received a professional clean and careful light polish. Inside the case-back are two Swiss 18ct hallmarks and 0.0750 18K. Also MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWITZERLAND and the model number 1803.

The Movement

This is the original high grade “Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer” 26 Jewels, 1556 calibre movement which is highly desirable for being particularly accurate, reliable and strong. It is in truly mint condition and is working perfectly following a thorough inspection and service by one of our Master Watchmakers. It is signed MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA and TWENTY SIX JEWELS, ADJUSTED FIVE POSITIONS. The movement carries the correct movement number 3543XXX and the calibre number 1556. And so the movement has been calibrated and timed and is running strongly and accurately at around + or minus 5 seconds per day and is now ready for many more years of reliable service. The watch is offered with twelve months warranty on the movement*. *The 12 months warranty is only applicable if the Buy It Now price is paid.

The Strap and Buckle

The strap fitted is a new very high quality black croc print leather strap. The buckle is a matching aftermarket Rolex yellow gold plated. Note if a different colour or different style strap is preferred please let us know and we will do our best to provide one free of charge.

The Box and Papers

There are no original papers with this watch, however the numbers and markings on the watch are all correct, dating the watch to 1972. A detailed written receipt, with a 12 months warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. The Rolex presentation box shown in the photographs is included in the sale. *Note this watch is offered with 12 months warranty if the listing price is paid.

In Conclusion

This is a superb example the Iconic Gent’s late ‘60s / early 1970s vintage Rolex in 18ct gold and in immaculate condition. It is a completely practical and ready for wear as an everyday watch. And treated carefully it is also an excellent investment or heirloom piece, particularly when found in such superb condition. And even though vintage gold Rolex prices have risen recently, we still feel good examples such as this are undervalued. And as each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold Rolex watches continues to expand, this means prices will climb ever higher. So this is a highly collectable vintage gold watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

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