1990 Rolex Day Date Tahitian Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial Ref. 18239

Year of issue: 1990
Reference number: 18239
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 26,000


Tahitian Mother of Pearl      -      Mother of pearl dials have been in the Rolex line up for the longest time we remember. To be honest here, some look amazing and some are just boring but I believe that depends firstly on the person but mostly on the color combination of the Mother of Pearl and the material the dial is cased in. One of the best combinations seems to be the Tahitian, also called black Mother of Pearl and white gold. The present watch is exactly configured this way. The very dark shell type texture of the dial reflects in a medley of rainbow colors when exposed to lighting and yet can be subtle and elegant. The 10 white gold framed diamond markers enhance the glamorous look of the dial and give it that rich look. It is in fact one of the best looking Mother of Pearl dials we have seen, housed in a 1990 Rolex Day Date 18239 featuring the double quick date feature. Its one of those watches where pictures just won't do justice, it is just mesmerizing.

SKU 3.2.112
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Tahitian Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial
Ref. No. 18239
Serial No. E560XXX
Year 1990
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very good white gold case that has been lightly polished in the past and shows little wear from age. The fluted bezel is in great condition, numbers between the lugs are crisp and clear
Bracelet / Strap Very good white gold President bracelet showing moderate stretch from age, the clasp is signed P, dating it to 1991, 22 links
Dial Excellent Tahitian Mother of Pearl Diamond dial with matching hands
Price AED 95,550 / USD 26,000
Crystal Sapphire, slightly chipped at 5
Movement Automatic
Functions Day Date
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


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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.