Rolex Day-Date ref. 18038 with Factory Diamonds and Rare Crown Logo Crystal

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 18038

Serial number: 6654xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

This 18 karat yellow gold single quick Day-Date is noted for a component rarely celebrated among collectors: its crystal. In addition to the beautiful vintage condition of the watch, it boasts an original Rolex factory pave diamond dial with black sapphire markers, but the rare crystal is the so-called star of the show, with the Rolex crown logo applied directly to the crystal itself, floating above the brilliant dial. The original President bracelet #8385 remains beautifully-preserved and the black hands are easily legible against the dial. 36mm. Stock 43187


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.