After May 10’s Glamorous Day-Date sale in Geneva, the “President” has never been hotter. As such, we’re starting to see some special pieces come out of the woodwork trying to ride the hype. One watch that was listed before the Day-Date sale and, to me, offers something interesting is this watch here. It is a reference 1803 Day-Date dating to 1971, but it has three really unusual traits. The first is the brown “stardust” dial that I really like, the second is that the day of the week is in Portuguese (we often see Spanish, occasionally Italian or Arabic, but never Portuguese), and finally, this bad boy is rose gold! Of course the most common Day-Dates will be in yellow gold, then white gold, and then rose gold. Rose gold was hardly used by Rolex in the 70s, and that, coupled with the unusual dial and Portuguese day indicator, make for a very cool watch. Also, at $12,500 this is certainly a pre-Phillips . There is one lume dot missing at four o’clock, but if you can live with that, this is a killer Day-Date. It is available from Alex Ciani, a trusted seller, here.
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