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Lot #1896

Rolex Day-Date 18238 Champagne Dial Box and Papers

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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

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$12,000 – $16,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Automatic cal. 3055

Reference

18238

Bracelet

18kt yellow gold Presidential bracelet

Year

1997

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Champagne

THE DIAL

Featuring a stunning stick-index champagne dial in excellent condition, this example sports gently aged 18kt yellow gold indices and perfectly preserved luminous dots and matching hands.

THE CONSTRUCTION

This ref. 18238's 18kt yellow gold construction is entirely classical in its design with the Day-Date's traditional 36mm case, iconic Presidential bracelet and wonderful fluted bezel.

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

Watch is in near-mint condition showing very light wear, almost appears unworn. Bracelet has 23 links total, 4 of which are removable. There is little negligible stretch in the band.

Our Perspective

As classical as it gets, this Day-Date's presidential bracelet, fluted bezel, 18kt yellow gold construction and champagne dial all combine to create a watch that has gone down in the history books as one of the most revered watches ever.

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