Lot 25: Starting price: € 20.000,- Price realised: € 41.000,-
Rolex Day-Date from 1976 with the very rare reference 1802. This exceptional collector's item has an exceptional engraved bezel and an original, so-called 'Stella dial' in one of the most sought-after colours, namely Tiffany blue. These coloured 'Stella dials' were used from the early 1970s until the late 1980s, but only in Rolex Day-Date models. Stella dials' come from a different production process than regular Rolex dials. They are based on a kind of lacquer. This is how they get their colour and shine. Hence the name Stella: the American painter Frank Stella, whose colourful works of art are very similar to the dials, gave his name to them. Rolex Day-Dates with Stella dials, and especially with Tiffany-blue dials, have experienced an extreme increase in value in recent years and achieve top prices of €-50,000 upwards in all auctions. A unique opportunity for every collector and enthusiast.
Yes, from 1976
The President Watch
The Rolex Day-Date is the watch that is most often seen on the wrists of presidents, leaders and visionaries and is considered by Rolex as an 'International Symbol' of success.
The three-row metal bracelet with rounded elements was introduced in 1956 with the presentation of the prestigious Day-Date model. The President's Band is still reserved for the Day-Date models and some gold Ladies' Datejust models. It is always equipped with the elegant invisible Rolex Crownclasp clasp.
Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex is now the world's best-selling watch manufacturer. At a time when wristwatches were only worn by women as jewellery, Rolex established the history of the men's wristwatch by succeeding in building a wristwatch robust enough for everyday use. Today, Rolex is still the industry leader in the field of durable everyday watches and founded the concept of the Toolwatch. From the depths of the oceans to the heights of aviation, Rolex's professional models are valued by professionals and today enjoy exceptionally high collector's values.
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