Rolex Day-Date 1804 'Red Stella'

A Rolex Day-Date 1804 from 1970 in white gold with factory set diamond dial and bezel.

Museum Piece
Rolex Day-DateIn 1956, Rolex introduced one the most iconic watches ever made: the Day-Date.
A Rolex Day-Date 1804 from 1970 in white gold with factory set diamond dial and bezel. Most notable on this watch of course is the dial. This lacquered "pie-pan", referred to as "Stella-dial", has a truly unique colour. These uncommon dials are very sought-after by the seasoned collectors and this bright red to orange execution is extremely rare. By the looks of it you can already guess it was purchased by a special gentleman, almost 50 years ago. This is not an everyday watch and this reflects in the immaculate condition; strong case with thick lugs plus virtually stretch-free President bracelet.
Rolex Day-DateIn 1956, Rolex introduced one the most iconic watches ever made: the Day-Date. The Day-Date was the first waterproof self-winding chronometer certified wristwatch with a day and date function. And to top it off, it was only available in gold or platinum! Rolex also designed a new three-link bracelet, known as the ‘President,’ to pair with this special watch. With exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36mm case.REF. 18xxA new era dawned for the Day-Date when the earliest references (65xx & 66xx) were replaced by the 18xx series in 1959, which contained the cal. 1555 and later the cal. 1556 movement.The 18xx Day-Date was produced with a wide variety of dial colors and configurations. Characteristic for this era is the so-called ‘Pie-Pan’ dial that looks like an upside-down pie-pan (a concentric ring that slopes down from the flat centre).The last two digits of the 18xx references indicate the type of bezel or the bezel/case decoration: 1804 has Diamond-set bezel (and dial)