Rolex Day-Date 118239Sold
Rolex Day-Date 118239
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White gold and mother of pearl are like a dreamy match made in heaven: discreet from a distance, yet luxurious and mesmerizing when viewed up close and personal.
This watch certainly isn’t the first mother of pearl dial we’ve had, but it is one of the loveliest we’ve seen in a long time as it showcases the range of textures and hues this wonderful material can take on. This dial features an atypical creamy tone with a warm golden-like sheen. Yet, when the light hits the dial from certain angles one can catch an ever so slight glimpse of the rainbow-like effect that is so characteristic of the mother of pearl. The dial is further enhanced by applied 18k white gold Roman numerals and a matching closed handset.
This 118239 is executed in a 36 mm 18k white gold case with a crisp fluted bezel and is accompanied by the iconic President bracelet with the concealed Rolex clasp. The watch runs on the caliber 3155 automatic movement with a convenient double quickset functionality to independently set the time, day, and date through different positions of the winding crown.
This beauty is in exquisite condition with a razor sharp case and bezel, as well as a super tight bracelet. The watch comes as a full set with the original box and papers. The latter reveal a fascinating detail about this piece: while its serial number indicates that the watch was produced in 2002, it was only retailed in 2019. How often does one run across a watch that is twenty years old, yet in like-new condition? Rarely so, but this is your chance to acquire one!
The very essence of luxurious time-keeping, provided with a day and date function. It was launched in 1956 as a niche model and was only produced in precious metals (yellow-, white- and rose gold or platinum). Its retail price was way costlier than any other Rolex model. However, due to its popularity among a lot of prestigious people, for example presidents (hence, its nickname), it became Rolex’ flagship model. Over the years this model has enjoyed associations with a wide variety of people, from world leaders, athletes, celebrities and mafiosi (like Tony Soprano). Regardless of the differences, they all had one thing in common: being successful in their area of expertise. Therefore, to this day the Day-Date is still synonymous with luxury, prestige, style and success. With exception of the most modern models, the Day-Date comes in at 36mm.