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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
271 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Blue-dodger Lacquered “stella” Dial, Reference 18038
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Sold € 331,500
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 8220152
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The Day-Date is Rolex’s most prestigious line of dress watches since it was launched in 1956. Predominantly produced in either gold or platinum, Rolex introduced a special variant of the series during the 1980s. With the exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36 mm case. An example of this size is the reference 18038, totally made in yellow gold the lot offered here comes with a particular dial: due to the enamel-like production method of these so-called “Stella-dials”, they shine under the light and this one comes in perfect conditions without any cracks and with a vivid blue color, very appreciated by the collectors. Completed by applied baton indexes, outer tracks for minutes and Roman numbers, English calendar it also strikes for the very nice conditions of both case and bracelet.