Rolex Day-Date Reference 18038 Blue Sapphire String Dial

Old blue eyes…

This Day-Date manages to be both bling-bling and yet understated – not an easy feat. The watch houses a very special string dial. The string refers to the line of small diamonds that circle the dial inside the hour markers, which themselves are set with stunning sapphires. This is a seriously cool watch and perfect for the festive season! The single-quick Day Dates were introduced in 1977 and are actually a little thicker than the later double-quick set watches and so have a greater presence on the wrist.
This 18038 comes with its original papers that show it was sold in by German retailer WEMPE in 1987. The watch retains a strong case and bezel and is in overall beautiful condition. The superb President bracelet has a concealed clasp and the links remain super-tight. The automatic movement has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.


- Reference 18038
- 36mm yellow gold case
- Serial 976xxxx mil dating to 1986
- Stunning string dial with diamonds and sapphire hours
- Concealed clasp yellow gold President bracelet
- Original papers
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

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