1978 Rolex Day Date UAE Armed Forces Arabic Calendar Ref. 18038
UAE Armed Forces - From all the UAE logo dials, the Armed Forces dial bears the best aesthetics, well at least we think so. The notable size, colors and motif are just right, the Eagle and 7 stars standing for the 7 Emirates of the UAE, it is so well done. There are four dials colors on a 18038 which bear this logo, Champagne, Silver, Brown and the more elusive and rare White one. While most of the few which are around have a Champagne or Silver dial, the white one is the much rarer and also more beautiful version. The dial is housed in a 1978 single quick 18038 reference and fitted to a green Camille Fournet Alligator strap. The Arabic calendar discs round it up perfectly.
|Case||Very nice vintage condition case that has been polished in the past and is showing some wear from age. The lug remain thick & the numbers between the lugs are readable and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Camille Fournet Alligator strap with generic pin buckle|
|Dial||Excellent white dial with UAE Armed Forces Logo & Arabic calendar disks|
|Price||AED 165,000 / USD 44,930
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.