1978 Rolex Day Date UAE Armed Forces Arabic Calendar Ref. 18038

Year of issue: 1978
Reference number: 18038
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ 47,650


UAE Armed Forces       - From all the UAE logo dials, the Armed Forces dial bears the best aesthetics, well at least we think so. The notable size, colors and motif are just right, the Eagle and 7 stars standing for the 7 Emirates of the UAE, it is so well done. There are four dials colors on a 18038 which bear this logo, Champagne, Silver, Brown and the more elusive and rare White one. While most of the few which are around have a Champagne or Silver dial, the white one is the much rarer and also more beautiful version. The dial is housed in a 1978 single quick 18038 reference and fitted to a green Camille Fournet Alligator strap. The Arabic calendar discs round it up perfectly.

Brand Rolex
Model Day Date
Ref. No. 18038
Serial No. 5238xxx
Year 1978
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very nice vintage condition case that has been polished in the past and is showing some wear from age. The lug remain thick & the numbers between the lugs are readable and fully intact
Bracelet / Strap Camille Fournet Alligator strap with generic pin buckle
Dial Excellent white dial with UAE Armed Forces Logo & Arabic calendar disks
Price AED 175,000 / USD 47,650
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.


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