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Rolex Day-Date 18238 'Wood Dial'
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A tree that experiences stress in the form of an injury, virus, or fungus may develop an outgrowth on the trunk. These deformed growths, called burr or burl, appear unsightly on the outside but contain beautiful patterns within. Instead of perfect growth rings found within the tree trunk, the nerf in burl wood is made up of complex twists, spirals, and swirls that create unique wood grain patterns. Due to its distinctive looks, this wood is the perfect material for Rolex' wood dials.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 1992 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 18k yellow-gold case is in excellent condition and comes with the elegant 18k yellow-gold fluted bezel. The iconic President bracelet with hidden folding clasp is in great condition as well, featuring little stretch. The star of the show, of course, is the dial. The chique burl wood dial features applied 18k yellow-gold stick markers and long painted gold minute markers in between.Just imagine how amazing the wood dial would look with the wood interior of your Rolls Royce Phantom and if you don’t have a Phantom, it’ll look fabulous with the veneer top of your office desk as well!
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.
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