1980 Rolex Day Date Stella 4
1980 Rolex Day Date Stella 4
1980 Rolex Day Date Stella 4
$98,875.00 Regular price

1980 Rolex Day Date Stella 4

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18kt Gold Rolex Day Date, Single Quick Set 

Reference 18038

Circa 1980

Serial Number ,,XXX

Size 36mm

Authentic Factory Stella Blue Dial with Diamond Markers

Condition Excellent

One Year Warranty

18kt Gold Presidential Bracelet

Fluted Bezel

All original with gorgeous darkened gold patina

In the 1970's and early '80's Rolex produced a very limited DayDate with hand mixed colored enamels. These are known as "Stella Dials." There are four stories:

My favorite is that these dials were named after Frank Stella the prominent artist who worked with brightly hued enamels throughout the '70's. Another is that the dial manufacturer was named "Stella". the third is that "Stella" is a type of varnish and finally in Latin "Stella" means Star or Star Like. Choose your favorite.

Manufactured primarily for the Middle Eastern Market, these brightly hued dials were not popular and Rolex end up destroying most of these dials, making them extremely rare highly collectible. Green, is the identifying of Rolex and represents success and prosperity.

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