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Rolex Day-Date 36 Yellow Ruby String Dial | 2024 Rolex Service

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1982 | Original box | Original papers
$34,678
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Basic Info

Listing code KGBAL2
Brand Rolex
Model Day-Date 36
Reference number 18038
Dealer product code RX734
Movement Automatic
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Yellow gold
Year of production 1982
Condition
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London
Price £26,500 (= $34,678) [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 3055
Base caliber Cal. 3055
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 27

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 36 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Yellow gold
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Gold
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Yellow gold
Bracelet color Gold
Clasp Fold clasp, hidden
Clasp material Yellow gold

Functions

Date

Other

Screw-Down Crown

Description

"A glittering, rare example of a cultural icon - the combination of gold, red rubies and shimmering diamonds is unmissable.”

Rolex’s flagship watch, the Day-Date, is a true legend and instantly recognisable even to those who don’t know about watches. It has been worn by several U.S. presidents, Fidel Castro, Tony Soprano and even the Dalai Lama, and was the first watch to ever display the day in full. This particular watch stands out even further for its “String” dial, composed of a continuous circle of brilliant-cut diamonds, with baguette ruby hour markers set against a lemon yellow background, one of the rarest dials in existence. Many would consider this iteration of the Day-Date, the 18038, to be the perfect balance between vintage chic and modern capability, including significant upgrades from the original 1803, such as the "single quick" date set function that allows the watch to rapidly cycle through the date. A watch only produced in precious metals, this piece is 36mm, in 18k yellow gold with an English Day Wheel. It naturally comes on the famous presidential gold bracelet with concealed clasp, which reflects light stunningly from all angles, and the watch is in simply fantastic condition for its age, having undergone a Rolex service in 2023. A gorgeous piece of history.

Condition Report:

In excellent condition and unworn since service, the watch comes with its box, booklet, original papers and 2024 Rolex service card with receipt stating the dial code, covering the watch under their international warranty until 2026.


Year: 1982

Reference: 18038

Size: 36mm

Case: Yellow Gold

Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet

Movement: Automatic Calibre 3055

Water Resistance: 100m

Box: Original Box

Papers: Original warranty certificate, 2024 Rolex service card

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