1994 Rolex Day-Date 18K YG (Ref. 18238) Champagne Diamond Dial
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 was rumored President Dwight Eisenhower wore one, but Eisenhower actually wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster-Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1953. However, the nickname "President" is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon, and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date. Apart from its executive affiliation, the Day-Date is a symbol of status and luxury, only produced in highly refined precious metals including 18K yellow, white, and rose gold and also platinum, featuring both the day and date complications within the movement.
Rolex introduced the cal. 3155 in 1988, this movement featured an updated double-quickset complication allowing the user to set both the day and date complications quickly. While in position two of the crown, rotating the crown clockwise with promptly change the date, while counterclockwise will quickly change the day.
Rolex finds the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, and this 1995 Rolex Day-Date ref. 18238 with a factory diamond set champagne 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.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Dial||Champagne W/ Factory Diamond Markers|
|Bracelet||Rolex 8385 18K YG President Bracelet|
The exceptionally crisp and impressive 18K yellow gold case displays minimal evidence of previous polishing along with subtle signs of use. The case retains extremely thick and symmetrical lugs that feature strong angles and finishing throughout. The 18K yellow gold fluted bezel is in beautiful condition as well showing almost so signs of use. The Rolex 8385 18K yellow gold President bracelet retains 24 links that show gentle stretch and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.
The original champagne sunburst dial with factory diamond set markers is flawless, exhibiting no age or damage. The diamond markers have been inspected for clarity and remain original to the watch. The tritium lume plots feature a subtle eggshell patina and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The orignial tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by our 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.