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

238 Rolex Very Rare and Outstanding, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Seafoam Lacquered “Stella” Dial, Reference 1803, With Warranty and Service

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 40,300

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1973
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: 3525952
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Warranty and Service

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 known as “Stella”. While the horological community hypothesizes that the model was originally intended for import to the Middle Eastern market, “Stella” dials have gained international recognition due to its beauty and delicate appearance. 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 notable condition is fitted with baton indexes, golden baton hands and the outer black track. Surely an extremely appealing version, the present lot also strikes for the quality of its case.