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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE, GREEN LACQUER DIAL AND BOX
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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE, GREEN LACQUER DIAL AND BOX

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE MODEL, REF. 1803, CASE NO. 3’496’663, CIRCA 1972

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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DAY, DATE, GREEN LACQUER DIAL AND BOX
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DAY-DATE MODEL, REF. 1803, CASE NO. 3’496’663, CIRCA 1972
Movement: Automatic, Caliber 1556, 26 jewels
Dial: Green lacquer, baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, day in English, magnified window for date
Case: 18k gold tonneau-shaped, fluted bezel, screw back, inside case back stamped 1803, screw down crown, 36 mm diam.
Strap/buckle: Green Associated alligator strap, gilt Rolex buckle
Accompanied by: A Rolex fitted presentation box
Special Notice

These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie''s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie''s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site. Please check with the department for further details.
Buyers of imported objects collected or shipped within the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) are subject to a 5% import duty on the low estimate (identified by the symbol * in the catalogue). For GCC buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (In Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment as per GCC’s custom laws. It is the buyers’ responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due. For more information, please contact Buyer Payments at +971 (0)4 425 5647.

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Lot Essay

Built in a highly attractive and slender 18k gold case allied with the reputable 1556 caliber mechanism, the beauty of the present timepiece can be appreciated through its magnificent intact and vibrant green colored ‘Lacquered Stella’ dial.

Originally intended for the Middle East market, the Rolex Day-Date ‘Lacquered Stella’ were produced during the 1970s, identified as timepieces with special Lacquered dials and produced in limited numbers. Highly collectible and rare, these timepieces were crafted with powerful colors and quickly became part of the most collectible Day-Dates.

Created during a period where the watch industry was challenged by the appearance of the Quartz wristwatch, Rolex decided to innovate by creating a series of dials with a multitude of colors. Reflecting the vibrant fashion style of the period, the Day-Date ‘Stella’ can be considered as one of the most playful Rolex timepiece ever produced.

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