1985 Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial (Ref. 18038) 18k YG

For a short period of time through the 80s, Rolex manufactured timepieces featuring exotic materials. Such as dials mode from various minerals, woods, and stone including Black Onyx, African Mahogany, Lapis Lazuli, and Birch among others. Most commonly these watches were produced in 18K yellow gold. These style variants are always strikingly vivid with high contrast and minimalist design. Due to only being in production for a short era, today's collectability for these pieces is very high.

1985 Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial (Ref. 18038) 18k YG

The exotic dial collection that was released for a very limited time and good examples of these original references are becoming increasingly harder and harder to find due to collectors holding onto them and low production numbers to begin with. This specific 1985 Day Date ref 18038 is absolutely stunning and would make a great addition to an existing collection or as a stand alone watch that is strikingly different and employs the use of mixed natural materials. This exclusive and executive level Day Date is sure to be a stand out among the executive crowd and will always remain stunningly exclusive and sought after.


Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Day Date
Model 18038
Serial 87XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Solid Gold
Dial Black Onyx
Millimeters 36
Strap Rolex President 18k YG



The stunning 18k YG case has been lightly polished. The lugs are thick and full and show very minimal wear The Rolex President bracelet is near perfect showing almost no stretch from use.


Everything about the Onyx Dial and button hands are in immaculate condition showing no patina. The date wheel possesses the era correct open 6' and 9's.


None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a one year warranty on accurate timekeeping.