Rolex Day-Date 18038 'Vignette String Dial'

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Do you spend hours picking the right Instagram filters for your wrist shots? Well, you don't need to anymore. This Day-Date already incorporates a vignette effect for you!This ref. 18038 from 1986 comes in the classic Day-Date packaging: a beautiful 36mm 18k yellow-gold case with a fluted bezel on a matching gold bracelet with concealed clasp. On most Day-Dates, the famed Oyster case and President bracelet are the star of the show, but on this watch they really have to give way to the magnificent dial.Executed with a magnificent blue vignette effect, the dial transitions from a vibrant royal blue in the center to deep midnight blue on the outer rim. On top of that, the traditional gold hour markers are replaced by a string of small brilliant-cut diamonds and larger brilliant cut diamond hour markers.The watch houses Rolex’ caliber 3055 self-winding movement with a single-quickset function, allowing for the independent adjustment of the date disc. The watch is in excellent condition, with a super sharp case and exceptionally 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.


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