1980 Rolex Day Date Tiger's Eye Ref. 18038 (with Papers)
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 Tiger's Eye stone dial is known for the brown/gold theme and has its appreciators. Day Dates with special dials are gaining more and more attention with the 18038 becoming rarer and rarer.
|Model||Day Date 'Tiger's Eye'|
|Case||Very nice thick case with straight and well defined lugs. Reference and serial numbers are fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good 7286 President bracelet with little wear from age. Clasp stamped F dating it to 1981|
|Dial||Excellent and nice Tiger's Eye stone dial|
|Papers||Original punched Certificate, calendar and booklets
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.