1986 Rolex Day-Date 18K YG (Ref. 18038) Blue Vignette Diamond Dial W/ Papers
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 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, and Nixon 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 1986 Rolex Day-Date ref. 18038 blue vignette dial with factory diamonds 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 vignette dials are beautifully crafted "Stella" or lacquered dials that feature incredible dimension by contrasting deep and vibrant colors. The diamond dial Rolex Day-Date is perfect for the enthusiast that has an appreciation for luxurious watchmaking with a subtle taste.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Dial||Blue Vignette W/ Factory Diamonds|
|Strap||Rolex 8385 18K YG President Bracelet|
The 18K yellow gold case is in exceptional condition and is believed to have only been sleeve-polished from wear as the factory dimensions and finishing still remain intact with honest signs of light use present. The 18k yellow gold fluted bezel shows light signs of use and is in excellent overall condition. The Rolex 8385 18K yellow gold President bracelet retains 24 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 3/4 inch wrist.
The stunningly gorgeous and original blue vignette "Stella" lacquered dial with factory diamond markers is simply flawless, with no damage or age present whatsoever. The diamond markers have been inspected for their clarity and remain original to the watch. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely cream patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic gold date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
The watch comes with its original Rolex guarantee paper. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.