1991 Rolex Day Date Pyrite Diamond Dial Ref. 18238 (with Box & Papers)
Poor Man's Gold - Very bizarre that the dial on this 1991 Rolex Day Date 18238 is manufactured from Pyrite a mineral that is also referred to as 'Katzengold' or the Poor Man's Gold. The dial is beautiful, a medley of grey and gold tones and accompanied by factory set diamonds. Each dial is unique in its natural organic pattern. The Pyrite doesn't come up much and it is rare when you look for it. In fact this is the first Pyrite Dial Day Date we are offering for sale. The watch is superb mint condition, hardly showing any wear from age. I remember looking for Pyrite when on a school expedition in grammar school in Germany, never did I even imagine seeing the 'Poor Man's Gold" on a Day Date. This watch is presented in a beautiful collector's set with box and papers.
|Model||Day Date Pyrite Diamond dial
|Case||Excellent and possibly unpolished 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 and seemingly unpolished President bracelet showing only minor stretch from age, the bracelet has 21 links|
|Dial||Original Pyrite Diamond dial in flawless condition|
|Price||AED 109,900 / USD 29,900
|Papers||Punched Warranty Certificate from Luzern|