Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

268 Rolex Incredibly Rare and Absolutely Precious, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Tiffany-blue Lacquered “stella” Dial, Reference 18038

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 312,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1982
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 7 581 912
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In the early 1970s, as an era of exuberance and norm breaking was about to settle in around the Western world, Rolex decided to adorn their most complicated watch at the time, the Day-Date, in a rainbow of different colors like on the lot offered here. Encased in yellow gold and featuring a blue Stella dial, the present Rolex Day-Date reference 18038, displays a clean and elegant aesthetic. It presents the beautiful blue Stella color with its charming glossy appearance. The 36 mm width, waterproof case with screw back and crown is incredible when observed for the sharp edges of the lugs, the clean-reeded bezel and the original satin finish. The Stella dial doesn’t present any cracks and is further adorned by applied yellow-gold indexes with outer Roman minutes scale and Rolex logo, aperture for the day and magnified the window for a date. Also provided with a very well-preserved president bracelet and Rolex clasp, the present lot is powered by the automatic caliber 3055. If you are looking for an extremely unique watch that offers something that few other Rolex timepieces do, this specific piece is an absolute must have.