18K Yellow Gold Rolex Presidential Day-Date with an original Rolex Lapis-Lazuli stone dial

Year of issue: 1982
Reference number: 18038
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a rare Rolex Presidential Day-Date with an original Rolex Lapis-Lazuli stone dial from the early 1980's. These dials are very scarce to find and this one is in excellent original condition with no cracks nor chips. The condition of the case on this watch is spectacular. We believe the case to have never been polished. You can clearly see on the case as well as the original Presidential bracelet that the gold has begun to patina.

Brand: Rolex
Model: Day-Date
Model Number: 18038
Type: Mens collectible watch
Year: 1982
Movement: Automatic
Material: 18K yellow gold
Function: Calendar Date
Shape: Round
Size: 36mm
Condition: Excellent


Matthew Bain


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.