1989 Rolex Day Date Cacholong Dial Ref. 18238 (with Warranty & Service Papers)

Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 18238
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ 54,460


Cacholong Rolex has, in very limited quantities used exotic materials of different kinds to make some outstanding dials. Among the group of stone dials there is a dial that is not much seen around. It is the White Cacholong dial which comes from the Opal family. The dial surface is very pure, having a natural milky white pattern. The dial is decorated with applied numerals for the six and 9 o clock indexes. Both hold a small diamond in the numeral. The white color dial melts beautifully with the yellow gold case which is in sharp condition. The lugs remain straight and even and are not showing much wear from age. The bracelet is in matching mint condition and doesn't show much stretch from age. This indeed very rare and beautiful and early 18238 Day Date comes with its original Warranty Certificate and Service Invoices. The Cacholong Day Date stands out because of its very unusual and rare dial and for us is among the most beautiful stone dials Rolex has used.

SKU 3.2.322
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Cacholong Dial
Ref. No. 18238
Serial No. L494xxx
Year 1989
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very good 18K case that has been polished in the past and that shows light wear from use. The lugs remain straight and even with clean numbers between. The bezel is sharp and crisp only showing little wear from age
Bracelet / Strap Very good original President bracelet with medium stretch from age
Dial White Cacholong Diamond Dial
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers Original Warranty certificate with service invoices


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.