1989 Rolex Day-Date 18K YG (Ref. 18238) Champagne Diamond Dial

$ 14,500

The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog. The Rolex Day-Date earned the nickname "President" after it was rumored President Dwight Eisenhower wore one, but Eisenhower actually wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster-Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1953. However, the nickname "President" is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon, and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date. Apart from its executive affiliation, the Day-Date is a symbol of status and luxury, only produced in highly refined precious metals including 18K yellow, white, and rose gold and also platinum, featuring both the day and date complications within the movement.

1984 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 18038) "Factory Diamond Dial" W/ Rolex Service Card

Rolex introduced the cal. 3155 in 1988, this movement featured an updated double-quickset complication allowing the user to set both the day and date complications quickly. While in position two of the crown, rotating the crown clockwise with promptly change the date, while counterclockwise will quickly change the day.

Rolex finds the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, and this 1995 Rolex Day-Date ref. 18238 with a factory diamond set champagne dial is proof of that. There is always rigorous testing of approval for any materials used by Rolex, therefore only the finest materials are used to make Rolex watches. 

Stock # RLXDD18238-4
Brand Rolex
Style Day-Date
Model 18238
Serial L3XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Champagne W/ Factory Diamond Markers
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 8385 18K YG President Bracelet


The impressively crisp and well-preserved 18K yellow gold case exhibits no notable signs of previous polishing and exhibits a robust patina in some high contact areas. The case retains extremely thick and symmetrical lugs that feature strong angles and finishing throughout. The 18K yellow gold fluted bezel is also very crisp and in beautiful condition, showing minimal signs of previous use. The Rolex 8385 18K yellow gold President bracelet retains 24 links that show almost no stretch and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.


The original champagne sunburst dial with factory-set diamond markers is in perfect condition, showing no damage or age. The diamond markers have been inspected for clarity and remain original to the watch. The tritium lume plots feature a vivid custard patina with no degradation displayed when inspected under UV light. The original tritium hands match the dial almost perfectly with no degradation present under UV light inspection. The early gold date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.

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