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

269 Rolex Charismatic and Extremely AtTractive, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Teal Green Lacquered “stella” Dial, Reference 18038

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 260,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1982
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 7 456 817
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The present example is a very attractive, playful variation of “Stella” Day-Date: its combination of rich green color and yellow-gold markers make this lot extremely intriguing and fascinating. It is a reference 18038 offered in very pleasing condition its rarity is given by the special dial known for their fragile nature are increasingly scarce to find in unharmed condition such as the present one. The enamel of each dial was mixed separately by hand and applied in layers. The tonneau case of 36 mm with screw back is in full 18k yellow gold and still presents the original proportion with a precious president bracelet. On the back is also visible in the deep hallmarks confirming that this watch has been worn only occasionally. Compared to vintage Rolex tool watches, Stella models are still attractively priced despite the fact that they have become dearer in the past few years.