147 Rolex Special and Refined, Day-date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Blue Degrade Diamond-set Dial, Reference 18 038

Estimate: €10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold €24,700

Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1980
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 6 155 611
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

Rolex is arguably the most famous brand in the world when it comes to distinctive timepieces. Among its most appreciated models, the day date is the very essence of a luxurious timekeeping, provided with a day and date function. It was launched in 1956 as a niche model and was only produced in precious metals. The lot here offered is a notable specimen of reference 18 038 with an 18k yellow-gold case and bezel. The Day-date here impresses for its rarity: the dial shows its mint conditions, full charm blue degraded layout, diamonds applied indexes, English calendar disc and yellow-gold baton hands and centered seconds. The classic shapes of the case realized in yellow gold have withstood the passage of time in a remarkable manner and are kept in great condition. The movement is the automatic caliber 3055.