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

238 Rolex Striking and Precious, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, With Burgundy “Stella” Dial, Diamond-set Bezel and Indexes, Reference 1804

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 84,500

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1804
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 1970
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 2252951
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

During the 1970’s and 1980’s Rolex offered brightly colored lacquered dials, nicknamed “Stella” by Italian collectors, as an option for the Day-Date: the perfect embodiment of the carefree spirit which will define that period. Funny fact is that this option wasn’t particularly popular at the beginning while nowadays is surely one of the most sought after and appreciated. The Stella dials by Rolex were brightly colored lacquered enamel dials available in every color of the rainbow. Turquoise, yellow, pink, green: no color was too bright or too eye-catching for a Stella dial. One very appreciated is surely the Burgundy such as the present watch. This 1804 is already rare since is the more lavish version of the day date with platinum case and bracelet, embellished with diamond set bezel. Furthermore, the burgundy-colored dial in contrast with the material of the case and the president bracelet is truly striking and really stands out in a sublime way. The dial is even more precious since it doesn’t bear the classical baton indexes yet the round-cut diamond hour markers and baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock. Extremely rare in platinum, this timepiece is further enhanced by its excellent overall condition.