*Unpolished* 2008 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 118238) 18k YG Cacholong "White Opal" Dial
On an extremely limited basis, Rolex manufactured timepieces featuring exotic materials. Such as dials made from various minerals, woods, and stone including; black onyx, burl wood, lapis lazuli, opal, birch, fossil, coral, aventurine, and ferrite, among others… These exotic variants are always strikingly vivid with a minimalist design and each exotic variant was produced in very limited numbers. With rarity varying between materials, the more rare the material was, the less Rolex produced.
In 1988 Rolex released the cal. 3155 also known as the "double quick-set" movement, which allows the quick setting of the day and date complications by rotating clockwise/counterclockwise while in position two making the setting of the watch quick and easy.
Good examples of these exotic Rolex Day-Date references have become exponentially harder to find because of a cult following surrounding them, and a lack of circulation due to the coveted value each unique dial retains. In other words, collectors love these watches and rarely sell them, so when they come up for sale it’s always special.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Dial||Cacholong "White Opal" W/ Diamonds|
|Strap||Rolex 18k YG 83208 President Bracelet|
The exceptional 18k yellow gold case is in 100% unpolished condition, with minimal signs of previous use. The 18k yellow gold fluted bezel is in crisp and unpolished condition as well. The case back is unpolished and displays crisp lines. The Rolex 18k yellow gold 83208 President bracelet is in excellent condition and retains 21 links that exhibit no stretch.
The stunning cacholong or "white opal" stone dial features factory set diamond markers and is in exceptional condition, showing no flaws or imperfections. The diamond stone markers have been inspected with U.V. light for clarity and remain original. The original solid yellow gold hands remain in untouched condition.
None. The watch is keeping time within COSC spec.