Rolex Pave Diamond and Sapphire Dial Day-Date ref. 18238

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1990

Reference number: 18238

Serial number: E296xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Vintage Rolex Day-Dates continue to grow as their own collectable category within the vintage Rolex enthusiast community. This dial is among the most rare and exclusive made by Rolex and is no longer offered in their current product line. Set with brilliant pave white diamonds and intense blue sapphire accents, the dial was a $36,000 supplement over the base price of a Day-Date. This piece is noted for its exceptional condition and has been serviced at Rolex, offering the ultimate guarantee of authenticity. The service records will accompany the watch. Ref. #18238 has a “double quickset” movement. 36mm. Stock 37888


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.