The Rolex Day-Date, without a doubt, has to be one of the most iconic watches ever produced. Even to those who don’t know about watches, the Day-Date is something that is instantly recognisable. First released in 1956, the vintage reference that is the most well know is the example you see here today, the Ref. 1803.
One rule that has stuck to the Day-Date since day one is that it was only to be produced in precious metals, with yellow gold being the preferred choice. Also, another neat feat of the Day-Date is that it was the first watch ever produced that showed the day in full on the dial.
Quickly, with Rolex’s iconic branding and reputation for high quality, it became one of the most revered luxury watches and became known as ‘the President’. While the Day-Date was certainly a luxury watch, it was also built like a tank as per Rolex’s standards, most notably being housed in an Oyster case.
Rolex made many Day-Dates in all sorts of configurations with different precious metals and dial configurations with this example featuring a gold linen dial. The texture is quite amazing and reflects light very well, adding an extra shine to your gold.