1990 Rolex Day Date Ferrite Dial Ref. 18248 (with Box & Papers)

Year of issue: 1990
Reference number: 18248
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 30,000


The Iron Man      -      Rolex is known to use the most exotic materials for their, in particular, Day Dates. We have seen Lapis, Onyx, Bloodstone, Tiger's Eye and so on. The Ferrite is to be considered in the same group but  actually is not even a stone, it’s a ceramic material which is made by mixing and firing large amounts of iron. The color scheme usually starts from dark anthracite tones over to different shades of grey. The patterns very but mostly define horizontal lines, in one or the other way they are beautiful and very interesting, almost Zebra like configurations. Though its not really a stone, we see this among the stone dials as the properties are similar.This Ferrite dial is housed in a yellow gold bark finished Day Date Ref.18248 featuring a quick set movement and on top of that comes with box and papers. One of the more uncommon version of the Day Dates with a Killer look.

SKU 3.2.098
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Ferrite dial
Ref. No. 18248
Serial No. E207XXX
Year 1990
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very nice vintage condition case that shows moderate wear from age. Lugs are straight and even with clear numbers in-between. The Bezel is decorated with a factory Bark finish.
Bracelet / Strap Matching Bark finish President bracelet showing some wear from age. 22 links
Dial Original Ferrite Stone dial with applied  Roman Numerals
Price AED 110,000 / USD 30,000
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day Date
Condition Very good
Box Rolex Box
Papers Punched Certificate from Hong Kong, 1990, Oyster booklet


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.