Rolex Day-Date 18048

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If a yellow-gold Day-Date is just too plain for you, we got this factory-set beauty for you.

The 18048 is a special sub-reference of the 18xxx series Day-Dates that features a wonderful factory diamond-set bezel. The classic champagne-colored dial also features diamond indices, alternating between brilliant-cut markers and baguette-cut quarters.

The watch dates back to 1987 and sports the improved caliber 3055, which for the first time introduced a quickset date function in the Day-Date line. The watch features a 36 mm case in 18K yellow gold. The matching 18K yellow gold President bracelet with concealed folding clasp is in great condition, showing some minor stretch.


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 the exception of the modern ‘Day-Date II’, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36 mm case.Reference 18xxxThe arrival of the 18xxx series Day-Dates in 1978 ushered in the first signs of the ‘modern’ watchmaking era for Rolex. These Day-Dates were the first regular production Rolex watches to receive a sturdy and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. To accommodate the new crystal, the iconic Oyster case had to be increased in thickness as well, giving the Day-Date a more modern look.Other significant developments were the change from the beloved pie-pan dials to the new flat dials and the unveiling of a brand new movement. The caliber 3055 introduced a single quickset function, which meant that the date could finally be adjusted separately from the time and date.



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