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Rolex Day-Date 18366 'Baguette'
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When the occasion calls for a heavy hitter watch, nothing beats a diamond-set platinum Day-Date.Quite literally. Platinum is 34% heavier than 18k gold and that heft is immediately noticeable when picking up this watch. Besides the weight, another noticeable detail on this exceptional ref. 18366 is the factory-set diamond bezel and dial. The bezel features an uncommon baguette setting. The classic silvered dial, on the other hand, sports brilliant cut diamond hour markers with alternating baguette markers on the 6 and 9 o’clock positions. A cool detail on platinum Day-Dates is that the diamond hour markers are slightly bigger compared to those set in gold Day-Dates.This ref. 18366, a sub-reference of the 182xx series Day-Dates, dates back to 1991 and is powered by the caliber 3155 automatic movement with a handy double-quickset function, which allows you to independently adjust the day, date, and time. The 36 mm platinum case is in great condition, with thick lugs and sharp lines. The accompanying platinum President bracelet with concealed clasp is in excellent condition as well, displaying minimal stretch.
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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