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View full screen - View 1 of Lot 16. Reference 1803 'Left-Handed' Day-Date | A white gold and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with day, date, and bracelet, Circa 1968.

Rolex

Reference 1803 'Left-Handed' Day-Date | A white gold and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with day, date, and bracelet, Circa 1968

Auction Closed

June 5, 07:33 PM GMT

Estimate

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Dial: blue, diamond-set indexes

Caliber: cal. 1556 automatic, 26 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, screw down case back

Case number: 1'620'699

Closure: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet with folding clasp

Size: 36 mm diameter, bracelet circumference is approximately 170 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: suede Rolex pouch

Although not unknown, left-handed Rolex watches have historically been exceptionally rare. It is assumed that they were custom ordered pieces, such as the reference 4453 that Charlie Chaplin wore that was retailed by Asprey of London. Additionally, over the years, a handful of GMT and Submariners have come to market, but according to research, this is only the second Day Date to have come to the public auction market.