1987 Rolex Day Date Onyx Ref. 18038 (with Papers)

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Year of issue: 1987

Reference number: 18038

Serial number: 9159XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The Rolex Day Date with the Onyx dial is one of the most beautiful Day Dates ever made. The simple black look with the minimalistic golden graphics on the dial makes this stand out from the crowd. This watch is accompanied by its original punched certificate.

SKU 3.2.012
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Onyx
Ref. No. 18038
Serial No. 9159XXX
Year 1987
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent 18K case that shows light signs of wear from use while it remains thick with numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact.
Bracelet / Strap Very good 18K President bracelet with some wear from age
Dial Excellent and original Onyx dial showing no wear from age
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box Yes
Papers Orig. Punched Certificate


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In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.


Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter their vision, their domain of excellence, or their achievements, the one thing these exceptional men and women have in common is often their watch: the Day-Date.