Circa 1984 Rolex Day Date ref 18038 with Lapis Dial

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Year of issue: 1984

Reference number: 18038

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Stone dial Rolex dress watches are a favorite among collectors and those who have had the privilege of studying multiple examples will recognize the particular beauty of this dial. Excellent vintage condition. 36mm. Stock 36742


Joshua Bonifas


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.