Rolex Day-Date 18238 'Brown Vignette'Sold
Rolex Day-Date 18238 'Brown Vignette'
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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. 18238 from 1996 comes in the classic Day-Date packaging: a beautiful 36 mm 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 brown effect, the dial transitions from a lavish chocolate brown in the center to black on the outer rim. On top of that, the traditional gold hour markers are replaced by brilliant cut diamond hour markers with alternating baguette cut diamond markers on the quarters. You should know that the dial is a later service dial.
The watch houses Rolex’ caliber 3155 self-winding movement with a double-quickset function, allowing for the independent adjustment of the day and date mechanisms. The watch is in amazing condition with razor sharp lugs, a tight bracelet, and it even sports the original green Rolex case back sticker.
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 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.