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 had been rumored that President a Dwight Eisenhower began wearing one. In reality, Eisenhower wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1950. However the nickname President stuck and is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date model. It has always been a symbol of status and luxury as the Rolex Day-Date is only made in precious metals most commonly 18k yellow gold and possesses both the day and date complications within the movement.
Rolex finds the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, and this 1984 Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 with factory champagne diamond 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. The diamond dial Rolex Day-Date is perfect for the enthusiast that has an appreciation for luxurious watchmaking with a subtle taste.
18K Solid Gold
Champagne Diamond Dial
Rolex President 18k YG
CASE & BRACELET
The strong 18k yellow gold case is believed to remain unpolished showing original factory finishing. The 18k YG fluted bezel is in excellent condition showing little to no wear. The Rolex 18k YG President bracelet remains in unpolished condition, showing minimal stretch from light use and retains 22 links.
DIAL & HANDS
The gorgeous champagne dial with factory diamond markers is flawless. The lume plots have taken on a nice creamy patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The hands are luminova Rolex Service replacements. The date wheel is also Rolex Service replacement.
The watch comes with Rolex service card from 2013 and chronometer wax seal hangtag. Watch is running at COSC spec.