1983 Rolex Day Date Brown UAE Armed Forces Dial Ref. 18038
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
UAE Armed Forces - The UAE in its rich history has, in the past, commissioned a good number of custom order dials for watches that had been purchased with the purpose of being gifted to Army Officials, Delegates, and guests of state. There are Air Force Dials, MOD Dials, and among many others there is the UAE Armed Forces dial which in our opinion is one of the most beautiful logo dials issued for the UAE. The dial shows a yellow Eagle with 7 stars above the Eagle's head, which symbolize the 7 Emirates of the UAE. The logo is decorated with green leaves forming around the Eagle's wings. All in all the logo is placed around and below the center post of the dial. The UAE Armed Forces logo on a Day Date was only made in four colors, champagne, silver, brown and a very rare white version. The dial is housed in a fat and healthy, well proportioned 18038 case that comes on a period correct President bracelet in very good condition. Here's a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of UAE History. The UAE Commemorative Watches have a huge followership and collectors value them a lot, not only because of their rarity but also because of their beauty. We don't see many of these around anymore and are thrilled to offer this very example for sale.
|Excellent 18K case that is only showing very light wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with sharp edges and clear numbers inbetween. The fluted bezel is also in great condition and not showing any major flaws.
|Bracelet / Strap
|Very good President bracelet showing little wear from age only
|Excellent rare brown dial with UAE armed Forces Logo and matching hands
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.