1978 Rolex Day Date Brown Vignette Dial Ref. 18038

Dhs. 120,000


The Tobacco Dial      -      Vignette dials on Day Dates are just magical. Very few only know that these Degrade dials bear the same lacquer like on Stella dials coming from the same factory, Stella SA. Some even call them Stella dials. With a complicated centrifugal technique the degrade look was created. The concentrated color in the middle in combination with the black outer portion is definitively an eye catcher, something we don't see often. This particular example with the Tobacco brown dial is stunning and much more uncommon than the blue, red and green Vignette dials. The dial kind of melts together with the slightly patina'd sharp and unpolished case in close to new condition.  This is a watch where pictures don't do justice. The reflections of the fluted bezel and diamonds on the dial give it a very warm vintage look, something you have to see in person. The lighting will do its magic.

Brand Rolex
Model Day Date
Ref. No. 18038
Serial No. 5465xxx
Year 1978
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent unpolished case in close to new condition. The lugs are retaining beautiful factory finishing with sharp and crisp lines. The case back sticker is still present and case numbers are clear.
Bracelet / Strap Excellent matching President bracelet that remains unpolished and shows little to no stretch. 23 links
Dial Excellent Tobacco Brown Vignette dial with original Tritium dots and matching hands. The day disc is in Portuguese language
Price AED 120,000 / USD 32,675
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No

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