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

210 Rolex Extremely Rare and Very Important, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Green Diamond-Set Stella Dial, With Warranty, Reference 18 038

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Sold € 106,600

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1988
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: R522632
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Warranty

The Day Date is Rolex’s top-of-the-line watch. Displaying the day of the week below 12 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock, the Day-Date became known as the President because the watch was worn by numerous American presidents. It is glamorous, luxurious and can be found with a variety of bracelets, bezels, gold finish designs and, most of all, dials. One of the most appreciated and sought after by passionate and collector is surely the “Stella”, which is enamel and usually with a vivid color. The present reference 18 038 has been manufactured in yellow gold with a president bracelet and is equipped with one of the most intriguing Stella variants ever: the green one. This dial is something spectacular with the glamorous combination of diamond-set indexes on a Green Stella dial: Rolex experimented with many colors for Stella dials and one of the most graceful yet at the same time appreciated by collectors is the green one. Completed by its original warranty, this lot is a true gem for the Day-Date aficionados.