1990 Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial Ref. 16238

Year of issue: 1990
Reference number: 16238
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 27,000


Hard stone dials Rolex watches have become harder to track down and are mostly found on Day Dates, however there is a small number of gold Datejusts equipped with stone dials too. We have here a killer example of a Rolex Datejust with original Onyx dial. The watch is in excellent condition and only shows light wear from age. The factory Onyx dial is from the last generation featuring the 'Swiss'  signature at 6 and has matching non lume hands. The fact that it has a Jubilee bracelet makes it even more outstanding and quickly distinguishable from the Day Date.

SKU 1.1.843
Brand Rolex
Model Datejust
Ref. No. 16238
Serial No. E270XXX
Year 1990
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent 18K case that has been lightly polished in the past and is showing light wear from use.The lugs remain straight and even. Reference and serial numbers are crisp and fully intact. There is a small ding on the 7o' clock lug
Bracelet / Strap Excellent Jubilee bracelet with full links showing light stretch from use. The clasp is stamped O12 dating it to 1990
Dial Excellent original and flawless Onyx dial 'Swiss' with matching non lume hands
Price AED 99,000/ USD 27,000
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


The year 1945 saw the birth of the Datejust, the first self‑winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial. A watch of great distinction, the Datejust was equipped with a Jubilee bracelet created specially for it and a fluted bezel, making it immediately recognisable as a Rolex. It is the pillar of the Oyster collection. Initially for men, it became available in various models for women in the course of the following decade.