1979 Rolex Day Date Onyx Ref. 18038 (Full Set)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The 18038 Day Date has been produced from 1978 until 1987 and comes with sapphire crystal and quickset date movement. Many special dial variants exist for this model including Stella, Diamond and Stone dials. The Onyx dial is one of the most popular stone dials on a Day Date not only because of its clean and neat appearance lacking all indexes but also the combination of black and gold works so well. The current example is in great condition and bears a mint dial free of any cracks or blemishes. We are happy to offer this watch in a beautiful full set with box, papers and booklets, just like you wish to find it.
|Model||Day Date Onyx|
|Case||Excellent condition case that has been lightly polished in the past. The lugs remain straight and even with clear numbers between|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good 18K President bracelet with moderate stretch from age, has 24 links|
|Dial||Excellent 'Swiss' Onyx dial with Tritium hands|
|Box||Orig. Box & Carton
|Papers||Orig. Certificate, booklets and Service receipt
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.