1986 Rolex Midsize Datejust Tridor (Ref. 68279B) Salmon Diamond Dial

$ 12,650

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of true quality and functional design. This midsize Datejust can be worn just as easily with formal evening attire as it can be with jeans and a tee shirt. This piece would make an excellent start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

Though it was produced into the early 2000s the Rolex Tridor models are really a product of the 1980s, and though this wasn't always the case, it is highly celebrated within the collector community. The Tridor's retro aesthetic, oddball whimsy, and seriously precise execution result in a polarizing anomaly from the crown, though the Tridor models were always destined for collectibility as it saw low production numbers throughout its tenure.

The recipe for the Neapolitan version of the Rolex midsize Datejust starts with an 18K white gold case and an 18K yellow gold bezel, but the namesake of the Rolex Tridor Day-Date primarily comes from its President bracelet which features center links comprised of precisely melded sections of 18K rose, yellow, and white gold surrounded with 18K white gold outer links to match the case. 


Stock # RLXDJT68279B
Brand Rolex
Style Midsize Datejust "Tridor"
Serial 90XXXXX
Size Women's / Midsize
Material 18K WG / 18K YG / 18K RG
Dial Salmon W/ Factory Diamond Markers
Millimeters 31
Bracelet Rolex 8289 Tridor President Bracelet


The strong 18K white gold case is in excellent condition, retaining thick and symmetrical lugs that retain crisp edges and finishing with minimal signs of previous polishing present. The case exhibits some signs of previous use and some oxidation spots that are common for gold watches in this era. The 18K yellow gold bezel is extremely crisp and believed to remain unpolished, featuring a section of patina that consists of vibrant blue and purple oxidation. The case retains its original white gold two-dot crown. The case back displays gentle wear and is in great overall condition. The original Rolex 8289 Tridor President bracelet retains 28 links that show nominal stretch and will fit up to a 7-inch wrist.


The original factory diamond-set marker salmon sunburst dial is flawless, showing no damage or age. The tritium lume plots feature a subtle ivory patina with no degradation present under UV light inspection. The original tritium white gold hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under UV light inspection.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.