Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

265 Rolex Extremely Rare and Valuable, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With English-green Lacquered “stella” Dial, Reference 18038

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 221,000

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1981
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6 713 008
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

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, the Day-Date became known as the President because the watch was worn by numerous American presidents. It is glamorous, luxurious and can be found with a variety of bracelets, bezels, gold finish designs and, most of all, dials. One of the most appreciated and sought after by passionate and collector is surely the “Stella”, which is enamel and usually with a vivid color. The present reference 18038 has been manufactured in yellow gold with a president bracelet and is equipped with one of the most intriguing Stella variants ever: the green one. Moreover, it is the dark green version of enamel and thus really collectable. Masterfully crafted and preserved in perfect condition is fitted with applied golden hour markers, original golden baton hands and the outer gilt 5 minutes/second closed track. Surely an extremely appealing version, the present lot also strikes for the quality of its case.