1988 Rolex Day Date Factory Onyx Diamond Dial Ref. 18038 (with Certificate)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Serti Onyx - The market for Day Dates has taken off since about 2 years and collectors have realized that there are some really rare dial versions. Certainly of them is the Onyx dial which is the probably one of the most striking and dials on a Day Date. It is very difficult to find a original example among the masses of aftermarket dials offered on the market. What we have here is a very uncommon and rare version of the Onyx dial, the Onyx Serti dial fitted with 10 diamonds in circular gold fittings. The combination of black, gold and diamonds makes this watch look very rich on the wrist and is for sure an eye catcher. The current watch is very well preserved showing no signs of polishing, still retaining the factory finish. Further the watch comes with original Warranty Certificate from Sweden and Serial hang tag. We haven't had many of these in the past and we believe there aren't many around at all.
|Model||Day Date Factory Onyx Diamond Dial|
|Case||Excellent 18K case that seems to be unpolished and is not showing much wear from age. The fluted bezel is also very crisp and in great condition. Reference and serial numbers are crisp and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent 18K President bracelet with very light wear from age.The clasp code is M3 dating it to 1988. The bracelet has 21 links|
|Dial||Excellent factory Onyx Serti dial with 10 diamonds|
|Papers||Orig. punched Warranty Certificate from Sweden, Serial number hang tag
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.