1986 Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial Ref. 18038
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Onyx Day Date - Rolex has manufactured these Hard Stone dials in very limited numbers and due to the nature of the materials we would classify them as Exotic dials. In our opinion they have been underappreciated in the past and collectors have now realized the rarity of these dials. The Onyx dial is known for its simplicity, its unique stealth look and its minimalist appearance like no other dial. The power of black and gold is second to none and is the epitome of a power on the wrist. We are happy to have one of these in stock again, having hunted them down more often in the past, we can tell you that the market is dry and we only see a few pieces vanishing into private collections, the hunt is challenging. The offered example dates back to 1986 and is in great condition - if you have been looking for one, this is your chance.
|Case||Very good condition case that has been polished in the past and is showing some wear from age. The reference and serial numbers are visible and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good President bracelet showing some wear from age, 21 links. Clasp code is K, matching it with the case number and dating to 1986|
|Dial||Excellent and original 'Swiss Made' Onyx dial with 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.