Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 263

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Rolex Very Rare and Valuable Day-date Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference 1803, With Burgundy Oxblood Lacquered “stella” Dial

Estimate € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 54,600
Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: White gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1972
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 2293970
Movement N°: 1556
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The Rolex Day-Date is a watch that defines prestige, excellence, and timelessness. From the 1950s, there were many varieties of precious metals and dials made for this model but the most prestigious one is for sure that of the Stella dial. This iconic representation sees a dial made of lacquer with an incredibly shiny color (that’s why called Stella) such is the present specimen of reference 1803. First of all, the three-body case that has been realized in the most refined 18k white gold, with fluted bezel and very nice edges. It fits a remarkably important burgundy oxblood enamel lacquered “Stella” dial, this one is even rarer considering the fact the indexes are with white gold applied baton instead of the more common diamonds. The present example is one of the rarest examples of the Stella available and is preserved in very good and original condition.