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

217 Rolex Very Rare and Absolutely Precious, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Diamond-Set Seafoam 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: 1976
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 5 105 934
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

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, it became known as the President because the watch was worn by numerous American presidents. In the early 1970s, as an era of exuberance and norm breaking was about to settle in around the Western world, Rolex decided to adorn their most complicated watch at the time, the Day-Date, in a rainbow of different colors like on the lot offered here. Encased in yellow gold and featuring a Stella dial, the present Rolex Day-Date reference 1803, displays a clean and elegant aesthetic. It presents the beautiful light-blue Stella color with its charming glossy appearance, one of the most intriguing Stella variants ever. Moreover, it is a particular version of enamel color called “seafoam” and thus really collectable. Masterfully crafted and preserved in great condition is fitted with the rare diamond hour markers set, original golden baton hands and the outer black track. Surely an extremely appealing version, the present lot also strikes for the quality of its case.