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$17,500

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Auction Ended
09/10/21
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Lot #1095

Rolex Diamond Day Date 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

V 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$18,000 – $20,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Rolex Automatic cal. 3055

Reference

18138

Bracelet

18ct Yellow Gold Presidential

Year

1987 (9.4m serial)

Condition

Excellent

Material

18ct Yellow Gold

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Champagne

THE DIAL

Featuring a beautiful and rare diamond string dial, this example's stunning champagne-colored dial matches its diamond-studded bezel and case.

THE CASE AND BEZEL

Featuring diamonds across its entire bezel and lugs, and a "Rolex" plaque at 6 o'clock on the bezel, this example's aesthetic is unapologetically luxurious, just as the Day-Date deserves.

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. String diamond dial is flawless. Case and bracelet have light surface abrasions that are consistent with very careful wear. Bracelet is very tight with little to no wear. There are a total of 23 links in the bracelet.

Our Perspective

An icon in the luxury industry just as much as it is in the watchmaking industry, the Rolex Day-Date ref. 18138 with its gem-set bezel, dial, and case is a shining example of just how luxurious this timepiece can be.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1095

Rolex Diamond Day Date 18138

Sold

$17,500

Ended
09/10/21