Rolex Day-Date ref. 18048 with Walnut Wood Dial and Bark Finish

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 18048

Serial number: 6513xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A late example of a single quick Day-Date with the distinctive vintage look of the “bark” finish on the President bracelet and bezel, the watch is further noted for the organic beauty of the walnut wood dial and original date wheel with open 6s and 9s. The bracelet remains in mint condition. 18 karat yellow gold. 36mm. Stock 42966


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.