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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH A YELLOW LACQUERED STELLA DIAL, SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE AND ORIGINAL GUARANTEE
ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH A YELLOW LACQUERED STELLA DIAL, SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE AND ORIGINAL GUARANTEE
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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH A YELLOW LACQUERED STELLA DIAL, SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE AND ORIGINAL GUARANTEE

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 1803, CASE NO. 5’107’722, CIRCA 1977

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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH A YELLOW LACQUERED STELLA DIAL, SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE AND ORIGINAL GUARANTEE
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 1803, CASE NO. 5’107’722, CIRCA 1977
Movement: Automatic, Cal. 1556, 26 jewels, signed
Dial: Yellow lacquered “Stella” dial, luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, aperture for day in English, magnified window for date, signed
Case: 18k yellow gold, fluted bezel, screw back, 36 mm diam., signed
With: 18K yellow gold Rolex President bracelet, deployant clasp, overall length of approximately 185 mm., product literature and original Rolex guarantee
Provenance
PROVENANCE PHILLIPS AUCTION Glamorous Day-Date Lot 6 Geneva Auction 9 May 2015

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Lot Essay

The lacquer dial of the present watch is of the most vivid shade of yellow that can be imagined comparable to Chinese “Imperial Yellow”.
Yellow is considered the most beautiful, prestigious and highly prized colour amongst stella dials of which no two are exactly the same shade. Made in the late 1970s and early 1980s in very small numbers, the dials were lacquered with colours that were mixed by hand and then applied layer after layer until a deep rich gloss coating had built up.

When first produced, the Day-Date models with stella dials were not a commercial success and interestingly this is underlined by the present watch which was made in 1977. In common with several Rolex models that did not enjoy immediate success, the stella dial watches are now amongst the rarest and most desirable of all.

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