Rolex Day-Date Ref 18238 Onyx Dial

Year of issue: 1988
Reference number: 18238
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a classic Rolex Day-Date reference 18238 in 18k yellow gold. The original black Onyx dial with gilt writing make this watch especially collectible. Aside from the perfect black Onyx dial with no cracks nor hairlines, the case on this watch is strong. The deep hallmarks behind the lugs are fully visible. The watch comes on its Rolex 18kt yellow gold Presidential bracelet and also has its original Rolex guarantee papers.


Matthew Bain


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.