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

271 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Blue-dodger Lacquered “stella” Dial, Reference 18038

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 331,500

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1983
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 8220152
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Day-Date is Rolex’s most prestigious line of dress watches since it was launched in 1956. Predominantly produced in either gold or platinum, Rolex introduced a special variant of the series during the 1980s. With the exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36 mm case. An example of this size is the reference 18038, totally made in yellow gold the lot offered here comes with a particular dial: due to the enamel-like production method of these so-called “Stella-dials”, they shine under the light and this one comes in perfect conditions without any cracks and with a vivid blue color, very appreciated by the collectors. Completed by applied baton indexes, outer tracks for minutes and Roman numbers, English calendar it also strikes for the very nice conditions of both case and bracelet.