Rolex Lapis Dial Day-Date ref. 18248

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Year of issue: 1989

Reference number: 18248

Serial number: L744xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A mint example with the updated “double quickset” movement. Stone dial Rolex watches are a beloved classic category among vintage enthusiasts. When viewed in person, the organic beauty is even more attractive than when viewed virtually. The color of this dial in particular is striking and strong. 36mm. Stock 37900


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.