1983 Rolex Day Date Red Stella Dial Ref. 18038
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Lady in Red - in the 1970s Rolex introduced the Stella dial, a lacquered and highly glossy dial which came in a rainbow of colors. These were reserved for Day Date and some ladies references and we believe they have been produced up to the early 1990s. In the 1970s the world wasn't ready for these vibrant, loud and bold colors but for sure we are today. Stella dials come in a wide range of colors including Oxblood, Blue, Green, Turquoise, Peach, Seafoam, Red, Orange, Lilac and Yellow. These colors can vary today because of different reasons. One is that the lacquer for each dial was mixed separately by hand so was different at the time of the production, the other is that over the years some dials have aged to different hues because of temperatures, humidity, UV impact and other reasons. The here offered watch is a super sharp and mint yellow gold reference 18038 from 1983 in really astonishing condition. The dial is an original and stunning Red Stella dial with diamond and baguette markers. We have louped the dial very carefully and the best word to describe the condition is flawless. The fire red color, paired with the rare gold print is a winner. This stunning watch is not going to go unnoticed and is so much fun on the wrist and not only for Ladies.
|Model||Day Date Red Stella dial|
|Case||Excellent case that seems to have been only very lightly polished. The lugs remain rich and straight with crisp case numbers inbetween. The fluted bezel is also in excellent condition not showing major wear from age.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good 8385 President bracelet showing moderate stretch from wear. The bracelt links are crisp, 22 links|
|Dial||Original and near flawless Red Stella Diamond dial with gold print|
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.