1978 Rolex Day Date Tangerine Stella Dial Ref. 1803
Tangerine Stella - The introduction of Stella dials, when they were launched in the very late 1960s, was a bold move from Rolex and from what we know, not very well accepted among clients. Sales declined for these and the Tutti Frutti colored dials were replaced by conventional dials due to a more conservative audience in those days. The color range can be described as funky and we know why people love them today. They are different. Assuming that a lot of these Stella dials had been destroyed, removed, returned to the factory, the number of Stella dials is not high, in fact it is frightening low. We notice that when we are looking for one. This super cool 'Tangerine' Stella Day Date is the perfect Summer watch. the vibrant color, not only because its paired with an orange Stingray strap, is very prominent and the surface is super glossy. Its just a super cool watch and will surely an eye catcher.
|Case||Excellent 18K case with straight and even lugs and sharp edges. The bezel is excellent, the numbers between the lugs are clean and fully intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Momentum Stingray strap with gold plated Rolex pin buckle|
|Dial||Stunning Tangerine Stella dial with super glossy surface. There is a very minor damage at the 1' marker, only visible under magnification. The luminous dots are original and fully intact. Hands are original Tritium and in very good condition|
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.