BRACELET: semi-circular three-piece links (President bracelet) with concealed folding Crownclasp
DIAL: Oxblood Stella with diamond hour marker and Arabic day and date
MOVEMENT: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, day and date
BOX: Artiana's presentation box
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 carat gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial.
Rolex introduced hard enamel dials known as Stella dials on their Day-Date models in the 1970s and made them through the 80s. These lacquered dials had a high gloss finish and were available in a riot of colors, tones you wouldn’t expect to see on a Rolex. It is believed that these dials were originally produced for a few markets including the Middle East and Asia but found their way to other regions as well.