Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

188 Rolex Very Rare and Attractive, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Turquoise Color Lacquered “Stella” Dial, Reference 1802

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 78,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1802
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1971
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 2739637
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Rolex Day-Date is a watch that defines prestige, excellence, and timelessness. The production of the reference 1802 Day-Date started in 1959 and was fitted with a smooth bezel rather than the more commonly found fluted bezel. Preserved in very nice conditions, the waterproof case is equipped with a beautiful yellow-gold bracelet with the classic “president” texture. 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 1802. First of all, the importance of the reference itself since it is much rarer compared to its brother with fluted bezel reference 1803, making the model particularly favored among collectors. Secondly, the charm of the dial: it is indeed fitted with a remarkably important Turquoise enamel lacquered “Stella” dial, with applied baton hour indexes, this one is even rarer considering its perfect conditions since Stella variants tended to crack given the fragile nature of the enamel.