Rolex Day-Date 18239 'Jasper'
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We are lucky enough to trade Day-Dates on a weekly basis, all of them luxurious and stylish, but some truly raise your heartbeat. This is especially the case when it comes down to stone dials. The owner of AVW has a degree in gemmology and has been fascinated by stones for quite a while. His name is Jasper, which is exactly the name of the stone used in this superlative Rolex.
Jasper comes in different varieties and colours. The one we have on hand here is monochrome deep green, reminiscent to the color Rolex is often associated with. Please note the absence of any red Hematite inclusions that are frequently present in this Chalcedony variety. Whilst this is not the first Jasper dial that reached the collection of the eponymous owner, this is the only one in white-gold. Finding one -without hairlines or cracks- was long believed to be impossible. Previously, only one other example was known and published in Pucci Papaleo's Day-Date book. As opposed to the usual, but still rare, yellow-gold variants, the lesser known white-gold ones feature white text and a white-gold day- and date aperture. The dial is signed "T Swiss T".
In this case, the dial represents 90% of the value and it goes without saying that its pristine condition is of the utmost importance. Luckily, the watch itself has been preserved in magnificent state too, since it first saw light in the 90's. The box and papers, which do not enhance the desirability for such a rare example -although somewhat irrelevant- are still present and show the watch originates from Asia. After it was sold -on request of the new owner- Cantonese discs were installed; as seen on the last pics.