1971 Rolex Day Date SB
1971 Rolex Day Date SB
$36,875.00 Regular price

1971 Rolex Day Date SB

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18kt Gold Rolex Day Date Non Quick Set 

Reference 1802

Circa 1971

Serial Number 2,638,XXX

Size 36mm

Custom Green Dial + Original Birth Dial-Yellow with Raised Roman Numerals

Condition Excellent

One Year Warranty

18kt Gold Bracelet, Original Fold Over Clasp

Smooth Bezel

We painstakingly restored this with back to mint condition. Case and bracelet were layered with fresh gold, bracelet was completely taken apart and we replaced each riveted link with new 50/1000's hard wire riots, cleaned and overhauled making for an amazing watch with a refinished Rolex dial in a Stella Green Color plus the original birth dial + this custom color.

In the 1970'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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