Rolex Day-Date 18239 'Wood'

We have had Day-Dates with wood dials before.

Museum Piece
Rolex Day-DateThe very essence of luxurious time-keeping, provided with a day and date function.

Introduction

We have had Day-Dates with wood dials before. We have had double-quickset Day-Dates in white gold before. However, the combination of an 18239 with a wood dial is something we have never had before until now.Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a bur, burr or burl wood dial. What exactly is this? Well, bur is outgrowth on a tree often in the form of a knot. These knots are caused by growth in a deformed manner, which is in turn caused by disrupted hormones. It appears ugly on the outside but magnificent on the inside: instead of perfect growth rings, the nerfs twist, twirl, spiral and swirl each in their own way creating a highly-unique pattern of wood grain. Thanks to its distinctive look, bur wood is often used for decoration and also for Rolex wood dials. The Day-Date we can offer you dates back to 1991, has reference 18239 meaning it has a double-quickset function (caliber 3155) and an 18k white-gold fluted bezel. The case, which measures 36 mm, and the President bracelet, with concealed clasp, are from 18k white gold too and are both in mint condition. The beautiful dark-brown wood dial is protected by a sapphire crystal. The day disc is English and the watch comes as a full set. We can imagine how stylish the new owner probably will be when he matches the wood of this Presidential Rolex dial with the wood of the interior of his Rolls-Royce.

Description

Rolex Day-DateThe 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, the retail price was way costlier than previous models. However, due to its popularity among a lot of prestigious people (for example a lot of Presidents, hence its nickname/ bracelet name), it became Rolex’ flagship model.Over the years this model enjoyed associations with various ‘kinds of people’, from celebrities to Mafiosi (like Tony Soprano). They had all one thing in common: being successful in their area of expertise. To this day the Day-date is still synonymous with prestige and style. With exception of the most modern models the Day-Date comes in at 36mm. Do you earn this watch?Reference 182XXThe 180XX references were replaced by the 182XX references in 1988. Again, a new technical era began for the Day-Date. The caliber 3155 got introduced, which provided the watch with a double quickset function. From now on, the date and day could be adjusted separately from the time making the Day-Date a very convenient watch.