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Lot #1902

Rolex Day-Date 18239 White Gold Lapis Lazuli Diamond Dial

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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 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$30,000 – $40,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Automatic cal. 3155

Reference

18239

Bracelet

18kt white gold Presidential bracelet

Year

1999

Condition

Excellent

Material

18kt white gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

Fitted with a rich blue dial with diamond-set hour markers and two large baguette diamonds to add balance to the day and date apertures, the ref. 18239 is a wonderfully executed piece of luxurious watchmaking from Rolex.

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THE CONSTRUCTION

Boasting the Day-Date's presidential bracelet and Rolex's iconic fluted bezel, this example's 18kt white gold construction beautifully enhances the already opulent design of its diamond-set dial.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint overall condition. Watch exhibits minor surface wear along case and bracelet, with most wear being visible on polished case sides. The bezel is sharp and has only minor wear on the edge. The lapis lazuli dial with diamond indexes is free from chips or cracks, and is in near-mint condition. The bracelet has 22 links total, 3 of which are removable. There is little stretch.

Our Perspective

A wonderfully executed piece of exuberant Rolex design, this example's blue diamond-set dial serves as the perfect backdrop for its 18tk white gold construction.

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