Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

160 Rolex Striking and Precious, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Burgundy Diamond “Stella” Dial and Diamond-set Bezel, Reference 1804

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1804
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1977
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 5288364
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

During the 1970’s and 1980’s Rolex offered brightly colored lacquered dials, nicknamed “Stella” by Italian collectors, as an option for the Day-Date: the perfect embodiment of the carefree spirit which will define that period. Funny fact is that this option wasn’t particularly popular at the beginning while nowadays is surely one of the most sought after and appreciated. The Stella dials by Rolex were brightly colored lacquered enamel dials available in every color of the rainbow. Turquoise, yellow, pink, green: no color was too bright or too eye-catching for a Stella dial. One very appreciated is surely the Burgundy such as the present watch. This 1804 is already rare since is the more lavish version of the day date with yellow-gold case and bracelet, embellished with diamond set bezel. Furthermore, the burgundy-colored dial in contrast with the material of the case and the president bracelet is truly striking and really stands out in a sublime way. The dial is even more precious since it doesn’t bear the classical baton indexes yet the brilliant-cut diamond hour markers and baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock. Extremely rare in yellow gold, this timepiece is further enhanced by its excellent overall condition.