18 carat gold 1965 Rolex Day Date President reference 1803
This Rolex Day Date president is fitted with the Rolex Calibre 1555. The Rolex automatic calibre 1555 is a twenty six jewelled movement that was introduced in 1959. With a Breguet hairspring with regulating screws, sweep seconds and a power reserve of forty two hours, it was the mainstay movement until 1978 when it was replaced with the Rolex calibre 3055 movement.
A brief history on the Rolex Day Date “President” watch.
Since its release in 1956, the Rolex Day Date â€śPresidentâ€ť has always remained a sought after Rolex model. The Rolex Day Date became one to represent success and accomplishment as it was worn by some very influential people. Becoming known as the â€śPresidentsâ€™ watchâ€ť as several US presidents wore one. These included US Presidents such as Dwight Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon. The Rolex Day Date has also been worn by Winston Churchill. Initially the tern â€śPresidentâ€ť referred to the type of bracelet attached to the Day Date, however it soon came to commonly refer to the entire timepiece. The Rolex Day Date 1803 was introduced in 1961 and over the years has undergone some changes. Most notably with the movement, and until recently a now larger watch case.
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