|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Day Date President – Ref 1803|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||36mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||44mm|
Excellent condition Rolex President 1803 with blue round dial. The patina on the dial turned from blue to blue/purple and makes the watch very desirable. Each hour is marked with a baton and dot. The window for the date is at 3 o’clock and the day at 12 o’clock. It is a “T Swiss T” model. At 6 o’clock is engraved “ Superlative chronometer officially certified”. The hands are in gold with “Baton” style. All the luminous are excellent. The watch has a fluted bezel. It is a screwed crown with the Rolex logo. It is a screwed back case, with engraved inside “Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland Patented – 0.750 – 18K – 1803”. The serial number of the watch is 3381… The watch has an automatic movement with caliber 1556 and 26 jewels. The watch comes with a mint crocodile strap. The watch comes with its box.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
Rolex automatic movement with caliber Rolex 1556 with 26 jewels and 19,800 A/h and 42 hours of power reserve. It was produced between 1965 and 1978.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: 44mm