Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 ‘Vignette’

“The noblest search is the search for excellence”
― Lyndon B. Johnson

The former President of the United States found watchmaking excellence in his Rolex Day-Date. The Day-Date is and always has been the flagship model of the Geneva-based brand. Only precious metals, the first to get a sapphire crystal, worn by presidents. This is a symbol of status and success. Specifically in this configuration.

This Day-Date has the 5 digit reference, putting it in the generation with date quickset and sapphire crystal which was introduced in 1982. The standard dials in Day-Dates were often champagne or silver. These funky dials were still a little exclusive at the time, making them more rare and desirable today. This is a good example; burgundy red vignette dial with factory set diamond indexes and gold letter printing. And it’s absolutely beautiful.

The pretty red dial is housed in the famous 36mm oyster case with a fluted bezel. The gold tone of vintage Rolex watches is a lot warmer and less flashy compared to the new pieces. This combined with the burgundy vignette dial makes it a really exciting and stylish piece. If you ask us, this is a better pick compared to more recent ones, and all that at an even more friendly price…

Visit our store or contact us by any means for more information on this pretty Day-Date. We always have more pieces in stock and it’s our pleasure to tell you all about them. We’re located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam.

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