1974 Rolex Day Date WG Green Stella Diamond Dial Ref. 1803
Grasshopper - This phenomenal Rolex Day Date 1803 from 1974 is just uber cool. The white gold case is strong, retaining straight and well defined lugs and doesn't show much wear from age over the last 48 years. The grass green Stella dial is well extremely preserved and shows a beautiful glossy surface set with 8 diamond- and 2 baguette markers. The color is very vibrant, stands in great contrast with the white gold case and diamonds. Even though this color looks great on yellow gold it just pops on white gold. The tone of the green varies depending on lighting, under direct sunlight we can see a beautiful and vibrant lime green. When assessing the rarity and value of Stella dials, there are two main drivers, one is the color of the dial and one is the metal of the watch the dial is cased in. Assuming that approximately 70% of all Day Dates are produced in Yellow gold, we can only imagine how few examples in white metals have been produced. As a consequence it is safe to say that special dials for white gold are rare and in the case of Stella dials, extremely rare.
|Model||Day Date WG Green Stella Diamond|
|Case||Excellent 18K White gold case showing only little wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with sharp edges. The fluted bezel is sharp and crisp, numbers between the lugs are clear and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good later 18k White gold President bracelet showing some wear from age. 22 links|
|Dial||Excellent Lime Green Stella Diamond . There are some minor hairlines above the 6' baguette and next to the 9' baguette|
|Price||AED 496,100 / USD 135,000
Arguably one of the most iconic watches ever made, the Day-Date aka the Rolex President was introduced in 1956 and was the first to feature both the day and date in dedicated windows on the dial.
The Day-Date is the top model in the Rolex line-up and comes in an array of configurations with rare and special dials and case decorations. It has only ever been made in precious metals with Automatic movements and historically with an elegant diameter of 36mm - the perfect size for an iconic dress watch.