1986 Rolex Day Date Onyx Ref. 18038

Model:
Year of issue: 1986
Reference number: 18038
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a

Description

The Onyx Day Date       - Rolex has manufactured these Hard Stone dials in very limited numbers and due to the nature of the materials we would classify them as Exotic dials. In our opinion they have been underappreciated for a long time and collectors have now realized the rarity of these dials. The Onyx dial is known for its simplicity, its unique stealth look and its minimalist appearance like no other dial. The power of black and gold is second to none and though there are no gems fitted on the dial or case, this is a very glamorous watch  We are happy to have one of these in stock again, having hunted them down more often in the past, we can tell you that the market is dry and we only see a few pieces vanishing into private collections, the hunt is challenging. The offered example dates back to 1986 and is in great condition - if you have been looking for one, this is your chance.

SKU 9.3.2.195
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Onyx
Ref. No. 18038
Serial No. 9155XXX
Year 1986
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent 18K case that shows only very light wear from age. The fluted bezel is also in excellent condition. The lugs are strong and well defined, showing clear numbers inbetween. The green case back sticker is fully present
Bracelet / Strap Excellent and very sharp President bracelet showing very little wear from age. Clasp code is K2 dating it to 1982. 22 links
Dial Excellent and flawless original Onyx dial with matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No

Dealer

Tariq Malik

THE DAY-DATE 1956

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.

LEADERSHIP

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.