Rolex The Lobster Stella dial Day-Date ref.1803

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1975

Reference number: 1803

Serial number: 3.951xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Amazing example of Rolex 18k yellow gold Stella dial Day-Date ref 1803, manufactured in 1975. The present specimen features a very rare Lobster-color lacquered dial preserved in superb condition, providing an amazing contrast with the yellow gold case. “Stella” (latin for “Star”) was the nickname given to Rolex dials featuring lacquer in vivid colors. The multiple layers in combination with the lively colors created a luminous and vibrant look that made such timepieces especially sought-after. Produced from the 1960s to the 1990s, such dials were fitted with cases in yellow, pink or white gold and platinum. Case n.: 3.951xxx Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556 Diameter: 36mm Box e Papers: none Manufactured in: 1975


Corrado Mattarelli


In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct 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. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.


Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter their vision, their domain of excellence, or their achievements, the one thing these exceptional men and women have in common is often their watch: the Day-Date.