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
250 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Red Lobster Diamond-Set Stella Dial, Reference 1803
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Case N°: 2885761
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Made available only in precious metals and equipped with the newly developed President bracelet, the Day-Date would go on to become the watch you’d expect to see on the wrists of heads of states, celebrities, and assorted royalty around the world. The watch offered here is a special specimen of Day-Date reference 1803 in White-gold with a very rare Red Lobster color Stella dial with diamonds indexes with brilliant cut and rectangular window showing the day at twelve o’clock and the date shown at three o’clock. The number of Rolex Stella watches available now is low, even lower and if we break down the number of Day-Dates produced in each metal. The production of the reference 1803 Day-Date started in 1959 and was produced most of yellow gold, less in pink and white gold like the present lot and very few in platinum. Now a white-gold Day-Date with the same color Stella dial as a yellow-gold Day-Date can command double the price of the latter. Preserved in very nice conditions, the waterproof case is equipped with a beautiful white-gold bracelet with the classic “president” texture. This watch is a part of the small production in white gold under the reference 1803 produced by Rolex, one of the most sought-after Day-Date ever produced.