1989 Rolex Day Date Coral Dial Ref. 18238

Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 18238
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ n/a


Coral Day Date -  Rolex hasn't left a stone unturned when it comes to the selection of materials for their dials which in some cases can be described as 'exotic'. Many collectors have re-discovered the Day Dates a while ago which are enjoying more and more attention on the collectors market. Especially those which come in rare and uncommon references or dial versions including rare hard stone dials. The number of Day Dates fitted with a Coral dial are small, very small. It goes under the category of stone dials but in real it isn't a stone. Coral is actually classified as a species of animals, making it even rarer. We have here a stunning example of a Rolex Day Date 18238 with such a uber rare Coral dial. The orange color is mesmerizing while the surface is retaining its natural unique pattern. The dial graphics are crisp and fully intact with no fading's whatsoever, has a correct 'Swiss' designation with matching hands. The case is mint and not showing major wear from age, looking stunning with its sharp and crisp lugs. The Coral dial is the grail of all stone dials being one of the rarest dials but without doubt the most sought after rare stone dial by Rolex. They rarely come up on the market in unharmed and perfect condition and and we are beyond thrilled to offer this incredible example of a beautiful Coral dial Day Date for sale.

Brand Rolex
Model Day Date
Ref. No. 18238
Serial No. L410xxx
Year 1989
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent 18K case that shows only very light wear from age. The lugs are straight and even with sharp edges and clear case numbers. The fluted bezel is equally crisp and free of any major wear
Bracelet / Strap Excellent matching 8385 President bracelet showing only light wear from age. The links are sharp and crisp, matching the case condition
Dial Excellent original Coral dial with a rich natural orange color. The printed graphics are crisp and fully intact. Correct 'Swiss' designation and matching hands. There are two mini hairlines above the Day window, only visible under magnification
Price Price On Request
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
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.