1990 Rolex Day Date Diamond Dial NOS Ref. 18238 (with Papers)

Year of issue: 1990
Reference number: 18238
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


New Old Stock      -      yes, this one is a literally brand new, hardly worn and untouched Rolex Day Date reference 18238 from 1990. It is one from the early ones to have the double quickset function which was introduced in 1988. This stunning example still bears the green sticker on the back and has seemingly spent the longest time in the safe. We believe this has been on the wrist on the way from the Authorized Dealer to the buyer's home and chucked away until it came to us. The gold on case and bracelet is showing patina from age, making it almost look like rose gold, which in this era was not manufactured by Rolex. The bracelet does not show stretch and has all the links not showing any signs that it has ever been sized. The dial is original, still bearing all Tritium plots which have also aged, to a creamy color and are matching the hands. Last but not least this watch comes with the original Warranty Certificate from when it was sold in Korea, the serial number hang tag is also included in the set. Apart from a few handling marks this exceptional Day Date is in new conditions like we would wish to find one.

SKU 1.1.844
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Diamond Dial
Ref. No. 18238
Serial No. E832XXX
Year 1990
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent New Old Stock Condition only showing handling marks
Bracelet / Strap Excellent New Old Stock Condition bracelet only showing handling marks
Dial Flawless Champagne Diamond Dial with all Tritium dots perfectly present and matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic, quickset
Functions Day, Date
Condition NOS
Box No
Papers Punched Warranty Certificate, serial number hang tag


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.