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

267 Rolex Extremely Rare and Catching, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in White-gold, With Diamond-set Pink-coral Lacquered “stella” Dial and Bezel, Reference 18349

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Sold € 331,500

Lot Description

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18349
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: White Gold
Year: 1987
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1556
Case N°: R229796
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Literature: This specific watch is published in David Silver Book “Vintage Rolex— The Largest Collection in the World”

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 18349 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 two strong hallmarks on the underside of the lug and set with the glamorous factory diamond bezel. The dazzling coral dial contrasts vibrantly against the diamond-set numbers and black graphics. It is preserved in excellent condition, with no cracks or hairlines at all, absolutely remarkable quality since the enamel dials are extremely fragile. This specific watch is published in David Silver Book “Vintage Rolex—The Largest Collection in the World.”