1984 Rolex Day Date Red Stella Dial Ref. 18238

Year of issue: 1984
Reference number: 18238
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ 82,500


Lady in Red       - in the 1970s Rolex introduced the Stella dial, a lacquered and highly glossy dial which came in a rainbow of colors. These were reserved for Day Date and some ladies references and we believe they have been produced up to the early 1990s. In the 1970s the world wasn't ready for these vibrant, loud and bold colors but for sure we are today. Stella dials come in a wide range of colors including Oxblood, Blue, Green, Turquoise, Peach, Seafoam, Red, Orange, Lilac and Yellow. These colors can vary today because of different reasons. One is that the lacquer for each dial was mixed separately by hand so was different at the time of the production, the other is that over the years some dials have aged to different hues because of temperatures, humidity, UV impact and other reasons.  The here offered watch is a super sharp and mint yellow gold reference 18238 from 1984 in really astonishing condition. The dial is an original and stunning Red Stella dial with diamond and baguette markers. We have louped the dial very carefully and the best word to describe the condition is flawless. The fire red color, paired with the rare gold print is a winner. This stunning watch is not going to go unnoticed and is so much fun on the wrist and not only for Ladies.

Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Red Stella dial
Ref. No. 18238
Serial No. 8074xxx
Year 1984
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent case that seems to have been only very lightly polished. The lugs remain rich and straight with crisp case numbers inbetween. The fluted bezel is also in excellent condition not showing major wear from age.
Bracelet / Strap Very good 8385 President bracelet showing moderate stretch from wear. The bracelt links are crisp, 22 links
Dial Original and near flawless Red Stella Diamond dial with gold print
Price AED 303,000 / USD 82,500
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.