1990 Rolex Day Date Tahitian Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Ref. 18239
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Tahitian Mother of Pearl - Mother of pearl dials have been in the Rolex line up for the longest time we remember. To be honest here, some look amazing and some are just boring but I believe that depends firstly on the person but mostly on the color combination of the Mother of Pearl and the material the dial is cased in. One of the best combinations seems to be the Tahitian, also called black Mother of Pearl and white gold. The present watch is exactly configured this way. The very dark shell type texture of the dial reflects in a medley of rainbow colors when exposed to lighting and yet can be subtle and elegant. The 10 white gold framed diamond markers enhance the glamorous look of the dial and give it that rich look. It is in fact one of the best looking Mother of Pearl dials we have seen, housed in a 1990 Rolex Day Date 18239 featuring the double quick date feature. Its one of those watches where pictures just won't do justice, it is just mesmerizing.
|Model||Day Date Tahitian Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial|
|Case||Very good white gold case that has been lightly polished in the past and shows little wear from age. The fluted bezel is in great condition, numbers between the lugs are crisp and clear|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good white gold President bracelet showing moderate stretch from age, the clasp is signed P, dating it to 1991, 22 links|
|Dial||Excellent Tahitian Mother of Pearl Diamond dial with matching hands|
|Crystal||Sapphire, slightly chipped at 5|
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.