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$15,000

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Auction Ended
09/21/21
At Sep 21, 4:05 PM UTC
Lot #1109

Rolex Day-Date 18038 18k Yellow Gold

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Introduction

A legendary timepiece with an unrivaled history, the Rolex Day-Date has earned its place as "The Ultimate Watch of Prestige" from its decades on the wrists of the world's most influential people. Released in 1956, the Day-Date quickly became synonymous with luxury, prestige, and exclusivity thanks to being the watch of choice for the world's athletes, visionaries, and world leaders alike. Only ever constructed of precious metals, the Day-Date's aesthetic is that of sheer elegance and grace. Aside from the beautiful array of dial options that have been available over the decades, the Day-Date's most iconic piece of design is its three-piece "Presidential" or "President" bracelet. Forming the bedrock of its design, the Presidential bracelet has become synonymous with Rolex's flagship collection and their desire to create the very best and most iconic watches that the world has ever seen. With its timeless design and inescapable impact on horology, the Day-Date stands as a vivid reminder of just how successful they have been in realizing that very mission.

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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Original Guarantee Certificate

Est. value range

$8,000 – $10,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Automatic

Reference

18038

Bracelet

18k Yellow Gold

Year

1978

Condition

Excellent

Material

18k Yellow Gold

Included

Papers

Dial Color

Gold

THE DIAL

The watch features a linen dial with perfect creamy luminous plots.

THE GUARANTEE CERTIFICATE

First sold in Taiwan in 1978, this 18038 is one of the earliest sapphire crystal Day-Dates Rolex ever produced.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition of the watch is excellent. Dial shows no noticable imperfections. Crystal has a few chips along the edge, between 1 and 3 o' clock. Case and bracelet have minor surface scratches throughout. Band has light stretch. Bracelet fits a 6.75" wrist, and has 4 screws.

Our Perspective

We love this 18038 for its vintage looks, and also appreciate its refinements over its predacessor, the 1803. With a similarly classic look but updated sapphire crystal and single-quickest movement, it is defintely much easier to set the time and enjoy.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1109

Rolex Day-Date 18038 18k Yellow Gold

Sold

$15,000

Ended
09/21/21