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

80 Rolex Exceptional and Absolutely Charming, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Milk Chocolate Lacquered “Stella” Dial, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 67,600

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1973
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3430222
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

When it comes to Stella dials on Day-Dates, collectors often aim for the funkiest colors: yellow, turquoise, coral or green. The values for these vary a lot and are mainly driven by the colors itself, followed by the metal they are cased in. Stella dials have been cased in yellow or white gold with no catalogue mentioning rose gold. The silver print on the dial blends beautifully with the white metal and gives it an extremely attractive look. Perfectly preserved this 1803 is even rarer considering the fact the indexes are with white gold applied baton instead of the more common diamonds. Indeed, this specific lot is one of the very low pieces with this configuration on a white-gold case to ever appear at auction with a full white-gold president bracelet. Considering the very low chances of finding a Stella dial encased in white metal, hence we are thrilled to offer this exceptional piece in great condition.