1991 Rolex Day Date Aventurine Dial Ref. 18238 (with Box & Papers)
The Blue Stone - When we look at Day Dates with particularly blue stone dials, one only thing really comes up is the Lapis which is not very very common today but it is known as THE blue dial. Well that’s if you didn't know the Aventurine dial. This one is a far more uncommon dark blue stone which Rolex has also manufactured to dials. The Aventurine belongs to the group of Quartz minerals and most often comes up in different green hues, the blue Aventurine is pretty uncommon. The best words to describe the color are probably royal blue or midnight blue as it is very dark with a matte surface very finely showing the natural veins and texture. The dial has applied roman numerals and looks stunning with the cream color calendar discs. The overall condition of the watch is exceptionally strong. With very light signs of polishing the case and bracelet look sharp and crisp with healthy proportions. We are very happy to offer this very rare Day Date in a superb condition and in a beautiful collector full set with box and certificate.
|Model||Day Date Aventurine|
|Case||Excellent 18K case showing only very light wear from age if any. The lugs are straight and even, retained in beautiful condition. The fluted bezel is also in incredibly well preserved condition. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent President bracelet showing only little stretch from age, the bracelet has 21 links|
|Dial||Original Aventurine stone dial with applied roman numerals. The very dark blue stone dial is in flawless condition. Cream color aged calendar discs|
|Papers||Punched Warranty Certificate from Luzern
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.