Rolex Day-Date 18039 'Lime Green Stella'


During the 1970s and 1980s Rolex offered brightly colored lacquered dials, nicknamed ‘stella’ by Italian collectors, as an option for the Day-Date. This option wasn’t particularly popular. After all, you had to be a gentleman (or lady) of considerable means to be able to afford a Day-Date and it was unlikely that a person of that stature would rock a gold watch with such a loud, dare we say gaudy, dial. As a result, stella dial Day-Dates are very collectible nowadays. This ref. 18039 features a wonderful lime green stella dial in the uncommon white gold variant with factory set diamond indices. The watch comes in the classic Day-Date packaging: a 36 mm 18k white gold case with matching fluted bezel and an 18k white gold President bracelet. The 18039 houses Rolex’ caliber 3055 self-winding movement with a single-quickset function, allowing for the independent adjustment of the date disc. The watch is in great condition, with a sharp case and tight President bracelet. However, you should know that the lacquer on the dial displays some cracking.

  • year1979
  • reference18039
  • modelDay-Date