Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial Ref. 18038 Year 1979 (with Orig. Certificate)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Day Date was launched in 1956 as the President only being produced in precious metals. Over the years some very rare and special references had been introduced, however the most important factor on these still is the dial. As special dials there are variations of diamond setting, lacquer Stella dials and stone dials. There aren't many variants for these, they come in Tiger's Eye, Malachite, Lapis, Rubilite, Sodalite, Onyx and a couple of other dials. The Onyx dial is being loved for its simplicity because there is not much printing on it. Gold and black is a very classic combination and always works. This dial has become quite rare over the years and there are not many around. An instant eye-catcher for sure
|Model||Day Date Onyx Dial|
|Case||Excellent 18K case that has been lightly polished in the past. The edges are sharp and crisp with very little wear from age|
|Bracelet / Strap||Leather strap with gold plated Rolex pin buckle|
|Dial||Excellent Onyx dial T Swiss T with Non lume 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.