Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 141*


EUR 100,000 - 200,000

USD 108,000 - 216,000 / HKD 840,000 - 1,680,000 / CHF 99,000 - 198,000

Sold: EUR 143,000

Fine and very rare platinum self-winding wristwatch with blue stella dial and diamonds-set. Day, date and center second.

This Lot is submitted to commissions and taxes :
If the lot is delivered within the EU:
a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer’s premium, plus 120€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer’s expense.
If the lot is delivered outside EU:
120€ for termination of temporary export is due,at buyer’s expense
Grading System
Case: 2-08

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Switzerland

Model Day-Date

Reference 18206 / 18200

Year 1989

Movement No. 5492481

Case No. L778033

Material Platinum

Bracelet Rolex President platinum

Buckle Platinum deployant clasp

Diameter 36 mm

Caliber 3155

Weight 178 gr. (approx.)

Signature Dial, case and movement


The Day-Date was launched in 1956, at Basel. It is one of Rolex most coveted “classic” luxury models – in opposition to the sports models. Known as the wristwatch worn by presidents, hence its nickname “President”, it was the first waterproof and self-winding chronometer wristwatch to offer a modern calendar with an instantaneous day display, spelt out in full in a window on the dial, in addition to the date. Exclusively crafted in precious metals, very few watch models come close to the stature, eminence and timelessness of the Rolex Day-Date.

Introduced in 1991, the Rolex Day-Date reference 18206 has a 36 mm. platinum case and a flat bezel. Housing Rolex 's caliber 3155, it allows the quick set feature, making it easy to use. The present example has a superb turquoise lacquered dial setted with ten diamonds index, eight rounds and two baguettes. These particularities make it, without a doubt, one of the most attractive Day-Dates. Bright colored lacquered dials such as this one are known to collectors as "Stella dials". In excellent overall condition, this platinum watch is probably one of the very last "Stella" watches.