Rolex Day-Date 18038 'Ruby Baguette String'Sold
Rolex Day-Date 18038 'Ruby Baguette String'
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Whoever thought a classic yellow-gold Day-Date could use a diamond and ruby-set chain, deserves a medal.A yellow-gold Day-Date is a statement piece by itself. Yet, once in a while we love wearing one with some gems sprinkled on top. The classic lemon dial is adorned with a factory-set string of 28 brilliant-cut diamonds interspersed with radiant baguette-cut rubies on the hour positions. This 18238 from 1995 comes in the classic Day-Date packaging, with a 36 mm 18k yellow-gold case and matching 18k yellow-gold President bracelet with a concealed clasp. The case is unpolished. As a result, the edges are super crisp and the gold has taken on a lovely oily glow due to the sulphidation process. The previous owner took such good care for the watch that the original case back sticker is even present.This Day-Date houses Rolex’ caliber 3055 self-winding movement with a convenient quickset function, allowing for the independent adjustment of the date mechanisms. The watch is in excellent condition, with a super sharp case and tight President bracelet.
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.Reference 182xxThe 182xxx series Day-Dates were introduced in 1989 and shepherded the line in the modern-era. While the previous 18xxx series Day-Date from 1978 had already introduced a single quickset function for the quick adjustment of the date as well as a sturdy sapphire crystal, the 182xx series saw the unveiling of the new caliber 3155 movement with a double quickset function. This new movement finally allowed all the functions of the watch (time, date, and day) to be adjusted quickly and conveniently through different positions of the crown.
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