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 stunning 1986 Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 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.
18K Solid Gold
Rolex President 18k YG
CASE & BRACELET
The previously lightly polished case shows strong, even lugs exhibiting no wear from use. 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 is flawless. The lume plots have taken on a golden patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.