1993 Rolex Day Date Bloodstone Pinball Diamonds Ref. 18238
Bloodstone - Rolex in the old days has used the wildest materials for their dials. One group of dials which seems to have a lot of variants is the group of Stone dials. These come in an array of different properties, colors, finishings and patterns ranging from hard stones, minerals and even more precious stones. The present watch is fitted with the rare Bloodstone dial which is characterized by a natural dark green pattern with red spots, hence the name of the stone. One fact that makes this dial even rarer is that the dial has a gem setting with a so-called pin ball allignment. Stone dials are literally thin sliced plates which are already very fragile but drilling holes to set a diamond on the dial is even a higher risk while producing the dial. We believe that a big number of dials was damaged during that process and we appreciate the rarity of them today. This Bloodstone Day Date is very pretty and not seen very often.
|Model||Day Date Bloodstone Pinball Diamonds|
|Case||Excellent case that is not showing much wear from age. Numbers between the case are clear.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent matching president bracelet showing only light stretch from age. The bracelet is fully linked|
|Dial||Excellent and rare Bloodstone dial with Pinball diamond setting|
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.