1988 Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial Unpolished Ref. 18038 (with Box & Booklet)
The 18038 Day Date has been produced from 1978 until 1988 and comes with sapphire crystal and quickset date movement. We think its one of the best value for money Rolexes on the market. Many special dial variants exist for this model including Stella, Diamond and Stone dials. The Onyx dial is one of the most popular stone dials, the combination of gold with a glossy black provides a very pure and elegant look. This watch is in excellent unpolished condition and comes with box, and booklet.
|Model||Day Date Onyx|
|Case||Excellent unpolished case showing little wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with crisp and fully intact serial and reference numbers. The case back sticker is fully present.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent and unpolished President bracelet with very little wear from age. The clasp code is M5 dating to 1988. The bracelet has 5 screws.|
|Dial||Excellent Onyx dial marked 'Swiss Made' with closed hands, correct for this serial range|
|Box||Orig. Box & Carton
|Papers||Booklet, card holder
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.