1984 Rolex Day Date Raspberry Stella Ref. 18038
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Raspberry - when we talk Stella dials we usually speak about the colors we see and we know, Red, Green Blue, Yellow, Turquoise, Oxblood and so on. Little do we hear about the Raspberry color, a very vivid Red color with a touch of Pink which we believe is a natural variation of the original Red color. One can clearly see a difference when holding it next to a Red Stella. The overall condition of this superb 18038 is excellent. The case is sharp and has healthy and well defined lugs with clear numbers. The dial is without doubt one of the nicest 'red' colors we had so far and are happy to offer this for sale.
|Model||Day Date 18038 Raspberry Stella|
|Case||Excellent 18K case that is only showing light wear from age. The fluted bezel is in excellent condition, numbers between the lugs are crisp and intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good President bracelet that is showing some wear from age. The bracelet is only showing little stretch from age. 21 links|
|Dial||Excellent and rare Raspberry Stella dial with baton indexes. The tritium dots and the lume on the hands has aged to a beautiful mustard color. The dial is showing two very minor hairlines on the minute track between 10 and 11|
Arguably one of the most iconic watches ever made, the Day-Date aka the Rolex President was introduced in 1956 and was the first to feature both the day and date in dedicated windows on the dial.
The Day-Date is the top model in the Rolex line-up and comes in an array of configurations with rare and special dials and case decorations. It has only ever been made in precious metals with Automatic movements and historically with an elegant diameter of 36mm - the perfect size for an iconic dress watch.