This Rolex Day-Date Oyster Quartz Ref.19018 is one handsome and uniquely designed piece. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Quartz timepieces were dominating the market and yes even Rolex was affected by what is now known as the "Quartz Crisis" of the late 1970s and of the early 1980s.
It would be a mistake to think that quartz watches were an afterthought for Rolex, even despite Rolex's strong dedication to mechanical movements, Rolex began to realize that this type of product could establish itself on the market, and this was proved to be a fact in the following years to come. The Rolex Oyster Quartz production range having lasted less than 3 decades makes the entire range of Rolex Oyster Quartz highly sought after and extremely collectible. It has been estimated that in all less than 25,000 total Oysterquartz watches were ever produced by Rolex.
The design of the Rolex Oyster Quartz Day-Date is far removed from the classic Day-Date models and carries design characteristics of the period from which it hails. The angular case, an integrated presidential style bracelet is utterly unique and almost architectural in appearance. The case and integrated bracelet are unquestionably remarkable. The Rolex Cal. 5055 11 jewel quartz movement is built and finished as one would expect from Rolex and is of technical advancement but of bespoke build and finish.
In our opinion, this specific piece is for the gentleman who understands design, style and truly understands substance. This is a standout piece and makes a statement not only because of Rolex's use of solid 18k yellow gold but because it provided the wearer's wrist with a unique elegance and design that is timeless while still being forward and advanced. This would make a great addition to the collector looking for something unique and of course not commonly available
Rolex 18k Oyster-Quartz President Bracelet
CASE & BRACELET
The 18k solid yellow gold case of this Rolex Oyster Quartz Day- Date Ref. 19016 is in remarkable and original condition. We are confident that this case and integrated bracelet have not been polished as it still retains the factory brushed finish and polished geometric case angles which are unique to this rare reference. The integrated bracelet with hidden clasp shows minimal stretch and is also in superb condition.
DIAL & Hands
The eye-catching champagne day-date dial with its stick markers and the roman numeral minute track is in original and untouched condition. The yellow gold hands are also flawless and the tritium lume dots at the end of the stick markers are all intact and show zero lume degradation.
None. The watch was just serviced and is running at COSC spec. The watch will come complete with a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.