**Unpolished** 1987 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 18038) Black Factory Diamond Dial With Box and Booklets

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. 

1984 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 18038) "Factory Diamond Dial" W/ Rolex Service Card

Rolex always finds the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, and this 1987 Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 with factory black 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.

It's not an often occurrence to find watches in this well-preserved of condition, and this black diamond dial Day-Date is what we would refer to as a pinnacle example. The dial, case, and bracelet of this watch remain in stunning condition and the watch includes its original inner and outer presentation boxes, along with its original operating booklets. This watch would make an excellent addition to any collector who appreciates exceptionally well preserved vintage timepieces.

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Day-Date
Model 18038
Serial 95XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K Solid Gold
Dial Black Diamond Dial
Millimeters 36
Strap Rolex President 18k YG



The unpolished 18K yellow gold case is in stunning condition with sharp factory finishing lines and has taken on a lovely rosy patina. The 18K yellow gold fluted bezel is unpolished and in untouched condition. The original Rolex case back sticker is still affixed to the case back. The original 18K yellow gold President style bracelet remains unpolished with the same rosy patina as the case, exhibiting no stretch or wear and retains all of its factory links.


The stunning and also rare black Day-Date dial with factory diamond inlays remains in flawless condition. The diamond markers have been inspected for their clarity and remain original to the watch. The original tritium lume plots have achieved a rich pumpkin coloration and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic gold date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


The watch comes with its original inner and outer boxes, leather card wallet, and booklets. The watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.