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Rolex Day-Date 18238
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Is there any way to spruce up the iconic Rolex Day-Date? Yes, by adding a diamond-set dial of course!
The Rolex Day-Date is a true pioneer: the first automatic, waterproof, chronometer wristwatch that indicated both the date and day of the week. The 182xx series, introduced in 1988, is the fifth generation of Day-Dates. This ref. 18238 dates back to 1994 and features the updated caliber 3155 automatic movement with the convenient double quickset function to separately adjust the day and date discs.
The 36 mm case is executed in 18K yellow gold and is in razor sharp condition. The iconic President bracelet with hidden folding clasp has virtually no stretch. The green caseback sticker is still present and so are the box and papers. The star of the show, of course, is the dial. The classic silver execution -rarer than the champagne variant- is executed with brilliant factory-set diamond markers, with alternating baguettes on the 6 and 9 o’clock positions.
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 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.