Rolex Day-Date 18239B 'Tridor'

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Let’s say you’ve settled on getting yourself a Rolex Day-Date, but you just can’t make up your mind: yellow, rose, or white gold... What’s a guy or gal to do? Well, how about all three? No, not three separate Day-Dates. All three colours in one neat package!There really isn’t a good explanation for why the ‘Tridor’ came to be, at least not one we’ve been able to ascertain. It rather seems to be the case of: if we can do it, then why the f*ck not? It’s hard to imagine that Rolex, known for its conservatism, would come up with this utterly weird hybrid of a Day-Date. But it really was available from the late 1970s until around the late 1990s.This reference 18239B ‘Tridor’ Day-Date features a 36 mm 18k white-gold case and crown mixed with an 18k yellow-gold fluted bezel. The iconic President bracelet, meanwhile, is executed in two 18k white-gold outer links and a centre link that consists of alternating bands of rose, yellow, and white gold. Yet another pop of colour is introduced by the lovely vibrant blue dial, which features factory-set brilliant cut diamonds and alternating baguette cut diamonds at the 6 and 9 o’clock positions.This 18239B dates back to 1990 and runs on the update caliber 3155 automatic movement, with a convenient double quickset function to independently adjust the day and date mechanisms. The watch is in impeccable condition with a thick case, sharp lines and a super tight President bracelet.

Introduction

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.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.

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