Rolex Lapis Diamond Dial Day Date with Bark Finish

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Year of issue: 1995

Reference number: 18248

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The rare lapis lazuli diamond dial is a striking compliment to the textured bark finish. This uncommon combination would most likely have been a special order. Both the dial and bark texture have since been discontinued. Lapis dials are the most expensive of the Rolex stone dials and each one has its own unique character. The addition of the diamonds adds yet another layer of luxury. Double quick ref. #18248. 18k yellow gold, 36mm case diameter. Stock 37387


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.