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Rolex Day-Date 18388
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Diamond-set Day-Dates often come with rather outrageous dials to match the extrovert flavor. But, sometimes we just want the gold and diamonds to stand out. No further fuss required.
And this Day-Date delivers that flavor: a classic 36 mm 18k yellow gold Day-Date with champagne dial and a mesmerizing row of factory-set diamonds. This model comes with its own special reference too: 18388. The first ‘3’ in the reference number indicates that the case lugs are factory-set with diamonds, while the first ‘8’ refers to the factory-set diamond bezel. If that weren’t enough, the classic champagne dial features factory set brilliant-cut diamond indices interspersed with baguettes at the quarter positions.
As the 18388 is a sub-reference of the 182xx-series Day-Dates, it houses the caliber 3155 automatic movement with a double-quickset function for the independent adjustment of the day, date, and time.
This 18388 dates back to 1994 and is in excellent condition, with a sharp case and tight 18k yellow gold President bracelet with the iconic concealed Rolex clasp. The watch comes with the original Rolex warranty papers.
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.