1989 Rolex Day Date Onyx NOS Ref. 18238 (Full Set)

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


When it comes to new Old Stock a lot of Vintage Rolex watches become interesting even if they weren't in used condition but to find a truly rare specimen in NOS conditions is like a lottery win. This exceedingly rare double quickset Rolex Day Date with Onyx dial is such a watch. The condition of the watch lets us assume that this watch has been sitting in a safe place for most of its life. The razor sharp case doesn't show any wear from use rather than a few handling hairlines. The factory case back sticker is 100% intact and the original fluted bezel bears its original factory finishing. Further this watch is fitted an original Onyx dial with matching no-lume hands. Box & papers.  

SKU 1.1.749
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Onyx NOS
Ref. No. 18238
Serial No. 463XXX
Year 1989
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent case and bezel in NOS conditions. The watch seems to be in unworn condition and only       bears a few handling hairlines. The factory case back sticker is fully intact.
Bracelet / Strap Excellent unpolished President bracelet in NOS conditions, 6 screws
Dial Excellent original Onyx dial with non-lume hands
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day Date
Condition New Old Stock
Box Orig. Box & Carton
Papers Punched certificate, hang tags


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.