1986 Rolex Oysterquartz Day Date Birch Wood Dial Ref. 19019
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Woody Woodpecker - what we have here is a really rare bird, the Rolex Oysterquartz Day Date reference 19019 in white gold. It is known that in total, about 25,000 Oysterquartz models have been produced over a time span of approx. 25 years and this includes all metals. I would say a white gold Oysterquartz is not that easy to come by, especially with uncommon or rare dials. We have to keep in mind that the number of White Gold and Platinum Oysterquartz is the lowest within the production and together make maybe 30% of the entire production, maybe less. The dial in this 19019 is a rare Birch Wood dial with a very warm and bright color. The hands, indexes and crown are in silver color, means the dial is for a white metal watch, this enhances the rarity tremendously. The idea of having a piece of wood in your watch is kind of bizarre but it also makes it quite unique, especially because two pieces of wood are never the same.
|Model||Oysterquartz Day Date Birch Wood dial|
|Case||Vintage condition case that is showing some wear from age over 35 years. Reference and serial numbers as well as all hallmarks and engravings on the backside are fully present|
|Bracelet / Strap||Original White gold bracelet that is showing moderate wear from age. The bracelet has 25 links and clasp is stamped D dating it to1979|
|Dial||Very rare Birch Wood dial with black print. The dial is straight and flat is not waved like most wood dials. There is a small chip at the 7' marker|
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.