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Lot #1759

Rolex Day-Date Coral Dial Diamond Lugs 18338 with Guarantee Certificate

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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.

This particular day-date is a true unicorn- not only does it come with a coral hard-stone dial, but the bracelet is a very unusual (for the model) oyster bracelet, seldom seen on this model.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Guarantee Certificate

Est. value range

$80,000 – $120,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Automatic cal. 3155

Reference

18338

Bracelet

18kt yellow gold oyster bracelet

Year

1995

Condition

Near-mint

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch and papers

Dial Color

Coral

THE DIAL

An excessively rare variant of the Day-Date, this example features one of the rarest dials Rolex ever used, a coral dial. Preserved in excellent condition and showing no cracks or chips, this example's coral dial is completely pristine.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Fitted with a diamond-set case, its stunning coral dial,and the Day-Date's signature Presidential bracelet and fluted bezel, this example showcases the very best Rolex has to offer in luxury watchmaking.

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 overall near-mint condition. The diamond set case has thick lugs and only minor superficial wear. Hallmarks on back of lugs are deep and crisp. The fluted bezel exhibits some light wear and softness. Coral dial does not show any signs of chips or cracks and is in near-mint condition. The non-luminous hands are near-mint as well. The bracelet exhibits no stretch and some minor surface wear matching the rest of the watch. It has 14 links and is very long.

Our Perspective

While not technically made of stone, this example's coral dial is said to be one of the rarest stone dials Rolex ever made, making this gem-set beauty a true collector's piece.

Justin Gruenberg

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