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Rolex Day-Date 1803

Rolex Day-Date 1803

Spotted: Rolex Day-Date 1803 with peppermint Stella dial.

After the new BaselWorld 2013 Day-Dates, I’m feeling Stella again.. stay tuned for more.

Check it out at: http://www.watchesinrome.it/scheda.aspx?id=369

Rolex Day-Date Basel 2013

Rolex Day-Date Basel 2013 by http://www.watch-insider.com

Must read: BaselWorld 2013 Rolex Novelties by Watch-Insider.

http://www.watch-insider.com/news/baselworld-2013-rolex-novelties/

Must read: Rolex Brochure Nouveautes Baselworld 2013 (Parlez plus lentement, s’il vous plaît...)

http://www.rolex.com/content/dam/rolexcom/e-brochures/basel-2013/Brochure-Nouveautes-Baselworld-2013_en.pdf

While most of us where focussed on the expected Daytona news, Rolex had another surprise for us with these new Day-Dates. A few quick thoughts;

First – the return of the leather strap Day-Date! As can be seen in the vintage price lists (filed under documents), the Day-Date was once available on either bracelet or with two leather straps with one single buckle. Gold Datejusts where/are (not too sure..) available with leather straps, but these where fitted with some kind of half link attached to the case, which made for quite an unsual look. The new Day-Dates do not have the same case as their bracelet-brothers, but the overall design is much more elegant and refined than the one found on the 18k leather Datejusts.

Second – do these remind you of anyting? Stella perhaps? Seemingly Rolex was inspired by the Stella-craze of the past few years.. And rightfully so! I love the colours and matching straps.. Very funky.

Sadly I won’t be in Basel ’till next Monday but if possible, I’ll try to shoot some pics.. Crazy schedule though!

Rolex Day-Date 1803

I have posted so many Stella dials in the past two months it is almost refreshing to see a regular dial like the one posted below.. But Rolex Day-Date collecting is nothing without the Stella dial.. And this time the highly regarded Meehna Goldsmith wrote a nice article on Christie’s Longitude.. Worth your time!

http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/rolex/rolex-stella-dials-stars-of-the-show/

Rolex Day-Date 1803

Rolex Day-Date 1803

Spotted: Rolex Day-Date 1803 with greyish dial. After all the fancy dials, diamond dials, logo dials, now’ it’s time for a ‘normal’ and affordable Day-Date. Looks great and does have a ‘other-than-gold-tone’ dial, which is a plus.. But still, it’s affordable in Day-Date-terms.. And it comes with free advice from my friend Henrik;

The plexi Day-Date are still reasonably priced, but please pay attention for the bracelet. The bracelet is even more expensive than the watch these days – and a good band can make the watch, as a sh*tty band can break a watch also.

Check it out at: http://www.subgmt.com/en/vintage_rolex/1803PRES67.php