Rolex Day-Date, ref. 18038 with Lapis Lazuli Dial

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Year of issue: 1986

Reference number: 18038

Serial number: 9,32X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Day-Date Reference: 18038 Gender: Unisex Year: 1986 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Lapis Lazuli Dimensions: 36mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 141499 This rare Lapis Lazuli dial Day-Date 18038 is fantastic original condition. The case is thick and sharp and the stunning blue Lapis dial is in excellent condition. The deep blue shimmers in the light and looks fantastic with the yellow gold case. There is a small inclusion off the top left corner of the Day display; besides that the dial is in wonderful, flawless condition.


Justin Gruenberg


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.