EXTREMELY RARE Rolex Day Date model 1802 in white 18Kgold

 

Pictured above is Rolex Day Date model 1802 in white18Kgold. Beautiful original Rolex dial with rail configuration. Diamond markers likely post factory issue. 18K Rolex plain smooth bezel. Rolex cal. 1556 movement with hacking. Manufactured in 1968. Antiquorum auction of the 1802 in White Gold fetched a price of $20,800 in November 2011. Here is what they said about this model. While usually found with a reeded bezel bearing the reference 1803, this model has the smooth bezel characteristic of reference 1802. Made in extremely small numbers, Antiquorum has never sold a white gold 1802 and has sold a total of only 5 examples in various metals in the past 15 years. Maintained in immaculate condition, still with its original bracelet dated 1971, and recently overhauled by Rolex, it is sure to please Day-Date collectors. My watch is in a much better condition than one auctioned off at Antiquorum. This according to a few who looked at the one at Antiquorum. On Sept 18th 2013 another Antiquorum auction fetched a price of $21,250 Antiquorum 2013 auction. Here it is – a VERY RARE Rolex Day Date model 1802 in white 18K gold. Model 1802 designates a Day Date with a plain smooth bezel while 1803 one with fluted bezel. 1803 in white gold with accompanying bracelet runs somewhere around $11,000. So you may think why should you spend more than twice as much for an 1802 in white gold? Rarity !!!!!! Antiquorum stated that they never had an 1802 in white gold offered for sale prior to 2011!!! Mine shown here has a beautiful original Rolex pie pan dial. Diamond markers added post factory issue. If you desire a plain Day Date dial of this vintage without the diamonds they are still available. This Rolex was manufactured in 1968. Rolex cal. 1556 movement with hacking. Will fit 7.5 inch wrist comfortably. The watch is in good working and cosmetic condition. We will have the watch serviced again prior to shipping. I believe this model in white gold is even less common than one in platinum, Antiquorum agrees with me !!! As to the value of precious ,metal in platinum or 18K white gold model,the difference is only about $700 or so in favor of platinum model. Through my Internet research I was able to find sales of only 3 1802 in white gold in the last 3 years: One that sold at Antiquorum auction with serial number 2612447. Another one was sold on E-Bay w/ a serial 2612457 and one offered here with the earliest one of the 3, serial 2612408. LOT #1R4