Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 162

ROLEX REF 1803 STELLA BURGUNDY DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified," case No. 4237314, Ref. 1803. Made in 1975. Very fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, self- winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold Chronometer wristwatch with day and date and a gold-plated Rolex buckle.

USD 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 116,000 - 155,000 / CHF 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: USD 20,000

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, fluted bezel, screwed down case back and crown, crystal with cyclops lens. Burgundy with faceted yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minutes/seconds track, apertures for the day and date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal.1556, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 26 jewels, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and five positions, straight-line lever escapement, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.