1993 Rolex Day Date White Gold Oxblood Stella Dial Ref. 18239
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Oxblood Stella - The craving for Stella dials has been strong, within the last years the demand has gone up immensely and the market responded with high prices. It is more and more difficult to find a good example and when you do the price is reflected in the quality. We have traded many Stellas in the past and in our opinion. the Stellas were undervalued for the longest time. Only in the past years collectors have realized the rarity of them and have paid more attention to them. Prices have gone up but there is still a lot of upside, we believe they will become even stronger because Stella dials are indeed very rare. When it comes to Stella dials on Day Dates, we often aim for the most funky colors, yellow, turquoise, coral and so on. The values for these vary a lot and are mainly driven by the colors itself, followed by the metal they are cased in. Stella dials have been cased in yellow gold and white gold with no catalogue mentioning rose gold or Platinum. Now to this particular watch. The oxblood color seems to be the most common color on Stellas as well as usually the least pricy one. Not always. The Oxblood Stella dial encased in white gold is a whole new level. The silver print on the dial blends beautifully with the white metal and gives it an extremely attractive look. The chances of finding a Stella dial encased in white metal are low, hence we are thrilled to offer this exceptional piece in great condition.
|Model||Day Date White Gold Oxblood Stella dial|
|Case||Excellent later white gold case that has been lightly polished in the past. The lugs remain straight and even showing factory finishing. The fluted bezel is also in excellent condition.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent white gold President bracelet showing only light wear from age. 22 links|
|Dial||Excellent Oxblood Stella dial with Silver print. The lumes are original, have aged to a dark creamy color and beautifully match the hands.|
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.