Rolex Bark Day-Date ref. 18048 with Wood Dial

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Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 18048

Serial number: 6129xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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A handsome example that is becoming scarce in the marketplace, particularly in such beautifully-preserved condition, this Day-Date offers an authentic vintage look, combined with the organic charm of this gorgeous wood dial. Interest in "bark" finish Rolex timepieces is strong and those pieces that remain in mint condition with unusual dials are not in abundance. 36mm. Stock 41577


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.