1986 Rolex Day Date Factory Bloodstone Dial and Diamond Bezel Ref. 18108
Bloodstone - a very attractive example of a Rolex Day Date 18108 reference from 1986 with factory Bark finish and a 12 diamonds set bezel. The watch is in great condition with a strong 18K case that is not showing much wear from age and retains factory proportions. The Bark decoration is very nicely retained and not polished off like many examples out there. main feature of this watch - of course - the factory Bloodstone dial in a beautiful configuration with applied Roman Numerals. The very vivid green color of the dial is very attractive and does not have any dark areas. Its accentuated with the very a subtle number of tiny red dots giving the stone its name. The dial is free of any marks, scratched, hairlines, cracks or damages whatsoever, hard to find in flawless state. We are very happy to offer this great example for sale, its been a while since we had a Bloodstone Day Date in stock.
|Case||Excellent and strong condition case that is only showing light wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with well defined proportions and factory finishing. The bezel and bracelet are decorated with the factory Bark finish which is in crisp condition. The bezel is further set with 12 diamonds. Numbers between the lugs are perfectly clear and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Fully linked factory Bark finish bracelet that only shows light wear from age.|
|Dial||Factory Bloodstone dial with applied Roman Numerals. The color is a very attractive vivid green without any dark areas and with subtle but well noticeable red dots. The dial is mint, free of any forts of scratches, hairlines or cracks. Hands are original and the discs have aged to a creamy color|
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.