1999 Rolex Day-Date 18k WG (Ref. 18239) 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 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.
Rolex finds the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, and this 1999 Rolex Day-Date Ref.18239 really sets itself apart in solid 18k white gold. In 1988 Rolex released the cal. 3155 also known as the double "quick-set" which allows the quick setting of the day and date complications by rotating clockwise/counterclockwise while in position 2 making the setting of the watch quick and easy. We favor white gold watches as they carry the weight of solid 18k gold with a subtle statement and an extra level of refinement, unlike the sometimes flashy yellow gold counterparts! Not that there is anything wrong with being flashy!
|Material||18K Solid White Gold|
|Strap||Rolex President 18k YG|
The strong 18k white gold case is believed to remain unpolished showing original factory finishing. The 18k YG fluted bezel is in excellent condition showing little to no wear. The Rolex 18k white gold president bracelet remains in unpolished condition, showing minimal stretch from light use and retains 22 links.
The gorgeous silver dial remains in flawless condition. The tritium lume plots and hands exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The day and date wheel are original to the watch and the date wheel displays open 6's and 9's. The crystal is free from any scratches or blemishes.
The watch was recently serviced and the watch is running at COSC spec. The watch comes with its original Rolex punched certificate, the Rolex Day-Date instruction and the Rolex Oyster booklets