Rolex Day-Date 18049 'Seafoam Stella'


During the 1970s and 1980s Rolex offered brightly coloured 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 18049 features a wonderful Seafoam green dial. A Stella dial is an uncommon sight any day of the week, but this dial is outright since it’s made for a white-gold Day-Date (evidenced by the 18k white-gold Rolex coronet) and features factory-set diamond indices. The 18k white-gold case has a special reference number (18049), with the ‘9’ indicating that the watch is crafted from 18k white-gold and the ‘4’ signifying that the bezel is factory-set with diamonds.The 18049 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 18k white-gold President bracelet.

  • year1988
  • reference18049
  • modelDay-Date