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18k Yellow gold
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18238
Make a bold statement with the extraordinary Rolex Ref. 18238 Day-Date. This timepiece is not for the faint of heart – it’s all about going big and making a lasting impression.
Featuring a striking 18k yellow gold construction, this watch commands attention with its undeniable presence. The boldness continues with a crisp white dial paired with Roman numerals that adds a touch of vibrancy and modernity to the design.
Technically advanced, the Ref. 18238 boasts a quickset movement and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. These modern features ensure convenient time adjustments and provide optimal protection for the dial, allowing you to wear this timepiece with confidence.
But it’s not just about technical prowess – the razor-sharp case of Ref. 18238 enhances its visual appeal. With its meticulous finishing and attention to detail, this watch exudes a level of sophistication that sets it apart from the rest.
Make no mistake, this Ref. 18238 Day-Date is not your ordinary vintage Rollie. It’s a statement piece that demands attention and admiration. If you’re ready to go big and leave a lasting impression, this watch is the ultimate choice. Embrace the power of boldness and elevate your style with the remarkable Rolex Ref. 18238 Day-Date.
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The president’s watch! The Rolex Day-Date is probably one of the most instantly recognizable watch designs ever made. Being only available in precious metals, it has become synonymous with success and prestige. A watch to celebrate accomplishment.
The Day-Date was launched in 1956 as the Ref. 6510 and Ref. 6511. It was the first watch to display the day of the week as well as the date, hence the name. It was updated to the Ref. 6611, adding Superlative Chronometer certification to the mix. The 6611 is the only Day-Date ever to be made in steel, but only 6 pieces are known to exist.
And then from 1959 until the late 1970’s, we see the most popular vintage Day-Date: the 1800 series. This is the archetypal Day-Date we all know and love. Lyndon B. Johnson was spotted wearing one in 1965, putting the nickname President’s watch firmly in the collective memory.
A 1977 update saw the introduction of a quickset date, in the new 18000 reference series. It wasn’t until 1988 before the 18200 series received a quickset day function, becoming the double quickset.
The Day-Date is available in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. Countless dial variations include wood, stone and Stella options. Among the many case/bracelet finishes available, the bark is probably best known, resembling the irregular pattern of tree bark. The Day-Date is one of the few Rolex lines with factory gem-set bezels and dials as an option.
The Day-Date is an icon in pop-culture. It wasn’t just American presidents like Johnson and Kennedy who put it on the map. From Tony Soprano to Tupac Shakur, from Warren Buffett to Jennifer Aniston, they were all spotted wearing Day-Dates. Are you next?
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