1989 Rolex Day-Date 18k YG (Ref. 18348) String Dial W/ Factory Diamond Bezel W/ Box & 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 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.
This 1989 Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18348 with factory champagne "diamond string dial" also possesses a factory Rolex diamond bezel. The coveted "string" dials get their name from the connected string of diamonds around the dial. The "string" dials come in several variants of the hour markers being gem-set with sapphire, ruby, emerald, and diamond. 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.
|Material||18K Solid Gold/ Diamonds|
|Dial||Champagne Diamond String Dial|
|Strap||Rolex President 18k YG|
The excellent 18k yellow gold case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past, remaining in stunning condition with full lugs and very little signs of use. The 18k factory diamond "gemset" bezel is also sharp showing very minimal signs of use. The original Rolex factory sticker remains partially intact on the case back. The Rolex 18k yellow gold President bracelet remains in excellent condition like the rest of the case, retaining 21 links showing almost no stretch from use.
The original sunburst champagne diamond string dial is in exceptional factory condition that remains in flawless 10/10 condition. The original tritium hands have aged to a wonderful golden patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
The watch retains its original Rolex paperwork and box. The watch just received a full service and running at COSC spec, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.