1986 Rolex Day Date Silver Dial 'Tiffany & Co' Ref. 18038
Tiffany & Co - Double stamped watches have not been made in big numbers as they were not sold by Rolex ADs. From all the retailers who were allowed to double stamp, Tiffany & Co seems to be the most popular retailer name on Rolex watches. Until a few years ago they were around and one could hunt and find one but today the demand for these just skyrocketed. This very watch is a 1986 Day Date reference 18038 with sapphire crystal and single quick set movement which was produced until 1989. With its yellow gold case and fluted bezel its the most iconic Day Date style and a success ever since it was launched in 1978. The beautiful silver dial with roman quarters is in excellent condition and bears the rare Tiffany & Co stamp. A very understated watch with that little extra on the dial we would say.
|Model||Day Date 'Tiffany & Co'|
|Case||Very good vintage condition case that has been polished in the past and shows some wear from age. The lugs are straight and even, the fluted bezel is in good condition. All case numbers are crisp and clearly visible.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good President bracelet showing medium stretch from age.Clasp code is K, dating it to 1986.The bracelet has 23 links|
|Dial||Excellent Silver dial with roman quarters. The dial is double stamped by Tiffany & Co. The lume dots are fully present and don't show any deterioration. They have aged to a creamy color and are matching with the 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.