1981 Rolex Day Date White Gold Turquoise Stella Dial Ref. 18039
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
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. What we have here is a super rare example of a Rolex Day Date 18039 with a very vibrant Turquoise Stella Diamond dial. The combination of the Baby Blue color and white metal is phenomenal and not distrated by diamond settings. 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.
|Day Date White Gold Turquoise Stella Dial
|Very nice vintage condition white gold case that is showing some wear from age. The bezel is in very good condition and does not show much wear from age. Case numbers are crisp and fully intact
|Bracelet / Strap
|Very nice vintage condition president bracelet in white gold that is showing some wear from age. 21 links
|Very nice Turquoise Stella dial with baton indexes and Tritium lumes on dial and hands which seem to have been professionally replaced. The dial is in very good condition and doesn't show any wear to the naked eye.
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.