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

86 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Red Lacquered “Stella” Diamond Dial, Reference 18 038

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 57,200

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18 038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1979
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 5 901 962
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Made available only in precious metals and equipped with the newly developed president bracelet, the Day-Date would go on to become the watch you’d expect to see on the wrists of heads of states, celebrities, and assorted royalty around the world. The watch offered here is a special specimen of Day-Date reference 18 038 in yellow-gold with a very rare red lobster color Stella dial with diamonds indexes with brilliant cut and rectangular window showing the day at twelve o’clock and the date at three o’clock. The number of Rolex Stella watches available now is low, even lower if we break down the number of Day-Dates produced in each metal. Since the caliber equipped on the ref.18038 is the 3055, it has the quick-set date functions that make it highly practical and comfortable. Preserved in very nice conditions, the waterproof case shines under the light and strikes together with colorful dial. This watch is part of the small production in yellow gold under the reference 18 038 by Rolex, one of the most sought-after Day-Date ever manufactured, with a sough-after Stella dial.