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

25 Rolex Very Rare and Valuable, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Chocolate Lacquered “Stella” Dial, Reference 1802

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 29,900

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1802
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 2350125
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Rolex Day-Date is a watch that defines prestige, excellence, and timelessness. 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 reed-bezel sibling reference 1803, making the model particularly favored among collectors. Secondly, the charm of the dial: it is indeed fitted with a remarkably important chocolate 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. Among the various Stella colors known, despite the present chocolate, one can count red, yellow, pink, turquoise, various tonalities of green, all of them extremely important.