1987 Rolex Day Date Sodalite Diamond Dial Ref. 18039 (Full Set)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Sodalite 18039 - Rolex in the old days has used the wildest materials for their dials. One group of dials which seems to have a lot of variants is the group of Stone dials. These come in an array of different properties, colors, finishing's and patterns ranging from hard stones, minerals and even more precious stones. The Sodalite is a mineral which to us is known in a blue color (though it exists in other colors too) with a Marble like pattern mixing with grey and black tones. This is the dial in hand. Housed in a white gold 18039 case this Sodalite dial is factory diamond set and free of any sort of damage, tool mark or hairlines. It is in mint condition and bears a beautiful natural pattern. The overall watch is stunning and the fact that the dial if in a white gold watch makes it actually pretty rare. Another very attractive point is that this watch comes in a full set with box and punched certificate. Something you don't see very often.
|Model||Day Date Sodalite Diamond dial|
|Case||Excellent 18k White gold case showing little wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with clear numbers inbetween. The fluted White gold bezel is also in excellent condition|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good matching white gold President bracelet showing some wear from age. The bracelet has 22 links|
|Dial||Excellent original Sodalite Diamond dial with matching hands|
|Papers||Punched Warranty Certificate from Austria
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.