1979 Rolex Day Date WG Stella Lime Green Diamonds Ref. 18039
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Lime Green - Rolex really pushed the envelope in the 1970’s & 80’s by introducing hard enamel dials known as Stella dials and named after the company who made the lacquer for these, Stella SA.. These enamel dials came in a riot of colors, tones you wouldn’t expect to see on a Rolex. The Stella colors are oxblood, red, orange, blue, green, turquoise, peach, salmon, pink, yellow, and purple with the latter being the rarest. The rarity of the colors also determine their value. But the rarity (and value) of Stella models lie not only in the color, but also in the material they were made for. White metal cases such as Platinum and White gold had differently configured dials with white coronet and hands. Another factor is the print on the dial which varies with the metal they are made for. What we have here is a super rare example of a Rolex Day Date 18039 with a very unique Lime Green Stella Diamond dial and silver print. The combination of the very vibrant lime Green color and white metal is phenomenal and is enhanced by the factory diamonds. With the market being very dry on Stella dial Day Dates this is a great opportunity to obtain an incredibly rare example for your collection.
|Model||Day Date WG Stella Lime Green Diamonds|
|Case||Excellent 18K White Gold case that has been lightly polished in the past. Reference and serial numbers are crisp and fully intact. The white gold fluted bezel is also in very good condition|
|Bracelet / Strap||Vert good 18K white gold President bracelet with little stretch from age, 21 links. The clasp code is D, dating it to 1979 making it match the case number|
|Dial||Original Stella Diamond with rare Silver print, the color has aged to a very unique Lime Green.The surface is showing some spidering on different areas of the dial, only visible under magnification. The Tritium dots are original and matching the hands, lighting up when exposed to UV and falling in the same rate|
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.