153 Rolex Extremely Well Preserved and Fine, Bark Finish Day-Date, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Diamond-Set Rubellite Dial, Reference 18 078

Estimate: €40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Model: Day Date
Reference: 18 078
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1984
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3055
Case N°: 8671564
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The Day-date 18 078 offered here impresses for its conditions which have remained unchanged over time: the dial shows its mint conditions, with the extremely rare original grossular/rubellite hard stone dial. This burgundy color shimmers and exhibits a rich complex of red shades, further enhanced with ten diamond hour markers set within its yellow-gold chains. The classic tonneau case realized in yellow gold has withstood the passage of time in a remarkable manner and has been kept in excellent condition with crisp hallmark on the underside of the upper right lug that is exemplified by the presence on the back of the original Rolex sticker. The watch is completed by the particularities of this reference, the bark textured for the bezel and for the inner links of the president bracelet.