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Lot #1744

Rolex Day-Date Unusual Diamond Two-Tone Dial 18138

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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

Box

Est. value range

$20,000 – $30,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Automatic cal. 3155

Reference

18138

Bracelet

18kt yellow gold Presidential bracelet

Year

1986

Condition

Excellent

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch and box

Dial Color

Black and champagne

THE DIAL

Boasting a diamond-set black periphery and contrasting champagne center that is separated by a row of diamonds, this example's two-tone dial is truly mesmerizing.

THE CONSTRUCTION

With its incredible dial, the Day-Date's luxurious 36mm 18kt yellow gold construction, and its diamond-set bezel and lug hoods, this example's aesthetic is incredibly opulent.

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 excellent overall condition. Some surface wear along the case and braclet, as well as a couple scratches on the plaque on the bezel. Dial appears near-mint in condition, with no marks on either the gold or painted black surface. Bracelet has 23 links total, 4 of which are removable.

Our Perspective

A wonderfully executed piece of exuberant Rolex design, this example's two-tone champagne and onyx dial adds an additional hit of luxuriousness and opulence to an already luxurious variant of the Day-Date.

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