1978 Rolex Day Date Turquoise Stella Dial Ref. 18038
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Gold print on Turquoise - the Day Date has never had the standing on the market like it has today. Neglected for the longest time, collectors have now developed a stronger passion for the President of watches and realized how rare some of the examples actually are. We are obsessed with Day Dates and are constantly looking for exciting pieces, very high on our list are Stella dials. The market is running a bit dry on Stellas but we managed to get our hands on another spectacular one. What we have here is a stunning 18038 Day Date from 1978 with Turquoise Stella dial. The dial is mint and has a vibrant dark Turquoise color enhanced by the rare golden print. The original lume dots have aged to a yellowish brown tone and are perfectly matching the gilt on the dial. The watch has been loved, worn and cherished over the years. The case is fat with healthy proportions and showing some wear from age. Similarly the bracelet is showing some stretch which isn't much visible when on the wrist. This watch is glamorous, the color scheme of the dial is mesmerizing and something very very special.
|Case||Excellent fat case that is showing some wear from age. The lugs remain thick and even showing clear numbers inbetween. The fluted bezel is also in excellent condition.|
|Bracelet / Strap||8385 President bracelet showing some stretch from age. Comes with 20 links, clasp code is F|
|Dial||Excellent original and period correct Turquoise Stella dial with Golden print. All lume dots are fully present and have aged to golden brown color matching the hands. The luminous material in the minute hand is cracked but still mostly present|
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.