Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

148 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Light-Blue Lacquered “Stella” Dial, Reference 1803

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 46,800

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1968
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 1 807 659
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Day-Date is Rolex’s most prestigious line of dress watches since it was launched in 1956. The Rolex Day-Date is a watch that defines prestige, excellence, and timelessness. The production of the reference 1803 Day-Date started in 1959 and was fitted with a fluted bezel rather than the smooth bezel. Predominantly produced in either gold or platinum, Rolex introduced a special variant of the series during the 1970s. With the exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36 mm case. An example of this size is the reference 1803, totally made in yellow gold the lot offered here comes with a particular dial: due to the enamel-like production method of these so-called “Stella-dials”, they shine under the light and this one comes with a vivid light-blue color, very appreciated by the collectors. Completed by applied diamond-set indexes, outer tracks for minutes, Italian calendar it also strikes for the nice conditions of the case.