1996 Rolex Day Date Ref. 18238
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Day Date is probably one of the best value for money Rolexes when it comes to vintage models. While this piece classifies as vintage age wise it has everything a modern version has too. The Day Date debuted in 1956 as the first Rolex with the date and day displayed in a window on the dial. Over the years there were many references which never went far from the initial iconic design. The 18238 was launched in 1990 and is equipped with the upgraded Ca.3155 movement which provides a double quick setting of the calendar as opposed to older references which required a lot of winding to get to the right setting. This very watch is in great condition and features a deep white non-lume lacquer dial with beautiful bold applied roman numerals, pure elegance and a powerful appearance on the wrist.
|Case||Very good 18K case that has been polished in the past and that shows light wear from use. The lugs remain straight and even with clean numbers between. The bezel is sharp and crisp only showing little wear from age|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good original President bracelet with medium stretch from age. 21 links|
|Dial||Excellent white lacquer dial with applied roman numerals numerals. The dial does not have any lumes, nor do the hands.|
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.