Rolex Day-Date 18238 'Onyx'

Our website and social media channels break down every single time that we post a Day-Date with onyx dial.

Museum Piece
Rolex Day-DateIn 1956, Rolex introduced one the most iconic watches ever made: the Day-Date.

Introduction

Our website and social media channels break down every single time that we post a Day-Date with onyx dial. Well, apologies to our IT department, but shit’s about to hit the fan..This Onyx Day-Date is by far the craziest we’ve ever had. Not only does it sport a flawless inky-black hardstone dial but the dial features diamond hour markers in a rare round setting. Moreover, the date and day discs are executed in Mandarin Chinese!This ref. 18238 dates back to 1991 and comes in the classic Day-Date package: a 36 mm 18k yellow gold Oyster case with matching fluted bezel and the iconic President bracelet with concealed folding clasp. The watch is powered by the improved cal. 3155 automatic movement with a convenient double quickset functionality, meaning that the day and date displays can be set independently from one another.The watch is in excellent condition and comes with the original box and papers as well.

Description

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.