Rolex Day-Date 18248 'Green Bark'

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What a sublime combination this Day-Date offers! A rare forest green Stella dial with brilliant diamonds, fittingly contained within a bark-finish Day-Date.

This 18248 from 1995 offers one of the most beautiful configurations we’ve ever seen. The lacquered dial has a wonderful deep green color—nearly identical to the Rolex corporate colors—that is accentuated by the factory-set brilliant-cut diamond indices. Moreover, the dial is contained within an 18k yellow gold case with a bark-finish bezel and President bracelet. While bark-finish Day-Dates were a common occurrence in the 18xx and 180xx series Day-Dates from the 1970s and 1980s, they had nearly disappeared from the updated 182xx series in the 1990s. As a result, this particular watch is not only a rare configuration, but a fitting one due to the arboral theme. Hence, we’ve nicknamed it the ‘Diamond Forest’!
The reference 18248 houses the updated caliber 3155 automatic movement with a double-quickset function, which allows the day, date, and time functions to be adjusted independently from each other. The watch is in excellent condition with sharp lines and a tight bracelet with the iconic concealed Rolex clasp.

Introduction

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.

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