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FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD

Rolex
DAY-DATE REF 18038 RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A RARE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DAY DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1979
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 21,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
9

FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD

Rolex
DAY-DATE REF 18038 RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A RARE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DAY DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1979
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 21,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Rolex
DAY-DATE REF 18038 RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A RARE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DAY DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1979
Dial: champagne
Caliber: cal. 3055 automatic movement, 27 jewels
Movement number: 0325811
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: 6219047, inside case back numbered 18000
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet with folding clasp, end links stamped 55
Dimensions: 36 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement, bracelet with hand etched retailer mark
Accessories: facsimiles of five photographs
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Provenance

Gifted to President Ford in 1980, Thence by descent

Description

The Rolex Day-Date model fitted with the present bracelet variation is commonly referred to as the 'President'. The first United States President to wear this model was Lyndon B. Johnson, and it was subsequently worn by a number of influential politicians and business people. 

Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States, was the original owner of this watch. He served in the executive office from 1974-1977. The watch has remained in his family ever since, and Sotheby's is pleased to be offering it for the first time at public auction. Retailed by the quintessentially American Tiffany & Co., the piece represents a literal archetype- the namesake itself- and a rare chance to own a piece of such historical significance.

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