Rolex Day-Date 18168 'Ruby Baguette'
Doesn’t this blood red ruby beauty make your heart bleed with joy?
This 18168 is a cacophony of stones and one of the most splendid gem-set Day-Dates we’ve ever seen. A factory-set baguette cut bezel is rare on a Day-Date. So rare, in fact, that Rolex dedicated a special sub-reference to this particular configuration: the ref. 18168. Now, any baguette-set bezel Day-Date would be special in its own right, but one featuring ruby baguettes, like this one, is exceedingly rare.
But how the hell does one match a dial with such a magnificent bezel you ask? Well, there really only is one option: a classic champagne dial with a factory-set string of brilliant-cut diamonds next to the minute track together with matching rubies on the hour positions. And, of course it is only right that the day and date discs feature a matching ruby background. If all that weren’t enough, the gemstone theme is carried through on the ultra-rare President bracelet with factory set diamond center links.
This superlative reference 18168 dates back to 1985 and is in excellent condition with a sharp 18k yellow gold case and tight bracelet.