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

178 Rolex Striking and Sought After, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Gorgeous Pink Lacquered “Stella” Dial, Reference 18 039

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 118,300

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18 039
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6 418 893
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The Day-Date represents a really exclusive model for many features in Rolex history: it was the first waterproof self-winding chronometer certified wristwatch with a day and date function, it was equipped with a new three-link bracelet, known as the ’President, specially designed for, it was only available in noble materials such as golds or platinum. Moreover, the Day-Date was produced with a wide variety of dial colors, materials and configurations. Among the most collectable of all are ones fitted with lacquer “Stella” dials. Translucent yet vibrant, “Stella” dials offer so much exclusivity to the wearer. The 18 039 here offered is extremely exclusive not only for bearing one of the fanciest Stella colors but also for its shiny configuration. The 36 mm case in white gold is preserved in marvelous condition, and still retains strong hallmarks on the underside of the lug and reeded bezel. The dazzling pink dial contrasts vibrantly against the baton numerals and black graphics. The watch is preserved in excellent conditions and compared to other colors, baby pink dials are very rare, further enhancing the exclusivity of this watch.