1982 Rolex Day Date Onyx NOS Ref. 18038

Year of issue: 1982
Reference number: 18038
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


Day Dates have have stepped forward into the limelight a while ago and are enjoying more and more attention. Especially those which come in rare and uncommon references or dial. The Onyx dial is one of the most popular if not the most popular stone dial. Collectors love the clean and neat look of the index-free dial. The number of Onyx dial Day Dates has gone tremendously down as they are going into more and more private collections. They are still available, however in small numbers and at always higher prices. This current example is from 1986 and has never been worn, nor has the watch seen a watchmaker before. The condition is simply the best possible. Over the last 30 years it has been sitting in the dark and has developed a dark patina on the case. a true New Old Stock.

SKU 3.2.009
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Onyx
Ref. No. 18038
Serial No. 7559XXX
Year 1982
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Mint case that is showing no wear from age. The case remains unused and untouched, still bearig the patina (oxidation) on the gold from the last few decades
Bracelet / Strap Excellent and unused original President bracelet
Dial Excellent original Onyx dial with matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition New Old Stock
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.


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.