Rolex Day-Date 118238

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We're not going to bore you with the “Think of the watch that a president would wear…” story. We want you to think about Tony Soprano's watch. A watch that conveys status. A watch that commands respects. A watch that oozes luxury. And, granted, was associated with a few fictional murders.The Rolex Day-Date is a true pioneer: the first automatic, waterproof, chronometer wristwatch that indicated both the date and day of the week. The 1182xx series, introduced in 2000, is the sixth generation of Day-Dates. This ref. 11238 dates back to 2001 and comes in the classic Day-Date packaging: a 36 mm 18k yellow-gold case, an 18k yellow gold fluted bezel, and the iconic 18k yellow gold President bracelet. The watch features a cool black dial with applied 18k yellow-gold baton markers and a printed closed minute track with Roman numerals at the 5-minute intervals. Another cool detail is the use of a slightly domed ‘parabolic’ sapphire crystal. These crystals, found on early 1182xx Day-Dates, feature all the conveniences of a modern scratch-resistant sapphire crystal but provide the looks of vintage domed plexiglass crystals.The case of this 11238 is in excellent condition and features polished lugs. The President bracelet with hidden folding clasp is in great condition as well, featuring very little stretch.

Introduction

Rolex Day-DateIn 1956, Rolex introduced one the most iconic watches ever made: the Day-Date. The Day-Date was the first waterproof self-winding chronometer certified wristwatch with a day and date function. And to top it off, it was only available in gold or platinum! Rolex also designed a new three-link bracelet, known as the ‘President,’ to pair with this special watch. With exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36mm case.

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