1994 Rolex Day Date Wood Dial Ref. 18239
Woody Woodpecker - what we have here is a really rare bird, the Rolex Day Date Reference 18239 in white gold. The presented watch is in absolute mint condition and remains unpolished and sharp from any angle. With the very little stretch showing on the bracelet we assume that it was only worn occasionally. The dial in this 18239 is a rare Birch Wood dial with a very warm and bright color. The dial is in new condition and does not show any blemishes or wear. The wood dials are sensitive to humidity and many you see around show waves which become detectable by gaps at the edges. This one however probably never came even close to humidity and remains in impeccable condition. The fact that the hands, indexes and crown are in silver color, means the dial was made in very small numbers specifically for a white metal watch, this enhances the rarity tremendously. The idea of having a piece of wood in your watch is kind of bizarre but it also makes it quite unique, especially because two pieces of wood are never the same. This is probably the best condition wood dial Day Date we have ever offered.
|Model||Day Date Wood Dial|
|Case||Excellent unpolished case in almost new condition. The fluted bezel is in excellent condition and the numbers between the lugs crisp and clean. The case back sticker is fully present|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent matching and unpolished white gold President bracelet in mint condition showing little to no stretch|
|Dial||Excellent Burl Wood dial in new condition|
|Movement||Automatic, double quick|
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.