1978 Rolex Day-Date with Spanish Day Disc

By | May 7, 2021

Following my colleagues Cara Barrett and Cait Bazemore’s recent post about how watches shouldn’t be categorized by gender, this is where vintage watches really shine. Yes, cultural and industry norms have always been prevalent in terms of which styles, sizes, and colors people should wear. But I think this notion serves more as a general guideline than a rule anymore, especially in 2021.
Let’s think about how cultural norms have evolved over time. In the 1950s, a simple dress form with an average size of around 35mm Rolex replica was the norm for men and under 30mm for women. I believe that aesthetics are gender neutral and that we are in this new era where we are free to choose what we want to wear on any given day. So, why not take advantage of the various options?
Today, both men and women can wear an ultra-thin gold watch from the 1960s on one day and a chunky sporty dive watch from the 1970s on another. What you can and can’t wear is only in your head, especially when it comes to vintage pieces. They are all about “feel” because each piece is unique because of how it lives in time. It’s all about feeling comfortable and wearing something that makes you smile when you check the time on your wrist. The purpose of a watch is to enhance our lives, not permanently define who we are as individuals or to which gender we belong. It’s all about your heart, so keep an open mind and let your intuition guide you.
This replica Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803, 1978, in 18k yellow gold with a champagne dial is, in my opinion, the perfect example of a watch for both men and women. This model has long been associated with powerful politicians and entertainers around the world, most of whom happen to be men (at least so far). But when you look at the watch itself, it’s perfectly balanced to be worn by a woman. The 18k yellow gold case measures 36mm and will fit nicely on any wrist size.
As the yellow gold case ages, the patina will reveal rich warmth over time. The signature fluted gold bezel with the shiny “pie plate” champagne dial gives the watch a gorgeous jewel-like quality as well. The patina on the luminescent plate provides a warm, creamy yellow accent that provides a subtle, eye-catching accent to the dial. Finally, the even rarer Spanish calendar dial adds to the fun of this model. All in all, this is an absolutely gorgeous watch from our store that has been imprinted on the minds of many as the epitome of classic luxury for over 60 years.