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Rolex Day-Date 18239 'Saudi MoP'
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This Day-Date has it all: stealthy white gold case and bracelet, intricately engraved mother of pearl dial, a Royal connection, and A+ condition.
This ref. 18239 Day-Date features a 36 mm 18K white gold with a matching fluted bezel and President bracelet with the iconic hidden Rolex clasp. The cool looks of the thite gold are complemented by the dreamy nacreous sheen of the mother of pearl dial. The dial itself is an uncommon execution, featuring 18K white gold Roman numerals that sit on a beautiful guilloché engraved track.
The application of the 'Saudi Swords' at the 6 o’clock position indicates that the watch was commissioned by the Saudi military. These commissioned watches always bore the Saudi emblem and are some of the most sought-after pieces among collectors.
This rare and special Day-Date dates back to 1995 and features an automatic movement with a convenient double quickset function to separately adjust the day and date discs. The condition of the watch is super crisp and the original case back sticker is still attached to the watch.
The very essence of luxurious time-keeping, provided with a day and date function. It was launched in 1956 as a niche model and was only produced in precious metals (yellow-, white- and rose gold or platinum). Its retail price was way costlier than any other Rolex model. However, due to its popularity among a lot of prestigious people, for example presidents (hence, its nickname), it became Rolex’ flagship model. Over the years this model has enjoyed associations with a wide variety of people, from world leaders, athletes, celebrities and mafiosi (like Tony Soprano). Regardless of the differences, they all had one thing in common: being successful in their area of expertise. Therefore, to this day the Day-Date is still synonymous with luxury, prestige, style and success. With exception of the most modern models, the Day-Date comes in at 36mm.