1988 Rolex Day Date Ref. 18049 (with Certificate)
Rare Bird - White gold Day Dates in general are seen much less than yellow gold examples and we would assume that approx. only 20-30% of all Day Dates are in white gold. The market on these is pretty dry and its not very easy to come by mint examples. This even becomes more difficult when the reference is a 18049 which has a factory diamond bezel. This is exactly what we have here and boy, this watch is in mint condition. The dial is silver with a champagne hue and looks very pretty with the diamond and baguette markers. The 18049 is rarer than you would think and if you wish to question that, just have a browse and see how many you find. We are beyond thrilled to offer this rare bird for sale with its original Warranty Certificate and Rolex Service Card.
|Case||Excellent and razor sharp 18K white gold case that only shows very light wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with clear numbers inbetween. The factory diamond bezel is also in great condition.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent 18K white gold President bracelet showing very little wear from age, the bracelet does not show much stretch and has 22 links|
|Dial||Excellent silver dial with diamond and baguette markers. The luminous dots are original and matching the hands|
|Papers||Orig. Warranty Certificate & RSC Card
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.