1979 Rolex Day Date Black Stella
1979 Rolex Day Date Black Stella
1979 Rolex Day Date Black Stella
$45,000.00 Regular price

1979 Rolex Day Date Black Stella

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18kt Gold Rolex Day Date, Single Quick Set 

Reference 18038

Circa 1979

Serial Number 6,048,XXX

Size 36mm
Rare Gloss Black Original Hand mixed Enamel "Stella" Dial in Mint Condition 

Condition Mint, Unpolished

One Year Warranty

Mint Bark Finish Presidential Bracelet + Finest Handmade Alligator Strap

Bark Bezel

All original

Rolex Box + Paper


All original

In the 1970's Rolex produced a very limited DayDate with hand mixed colored enamels, including Black. 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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