Rolex Day Date 18K YG ref 18038 “Tropical” circa 1985


An exceptionally fine example vintage Rolex Day Date ref 18038 in 18K yellow gold circa 1985. Featuring a 36mm 18K yellow gold case in especially fine condition, with wide heavy lugs, sharp condition caseback, sharp edged 18K fluted bezel, and with unusual subtle color change “tropical” dial. The original silver satin dial has developed a pleasing and uniform “toffee” hue surrounding a silver satin center area. The effect is a subtle and pleasing 2 tone effect, not unlike the luster of 2 tone GMT’s with their sunburst “rootbeer” or “eye of the tiger” shimmer.

Powered by self winding calibre 3155 movement with quick set date. Recently serviced, pressure tested for water resistance, and lightly detailed by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our usual 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Shown on a complementary straw colored fine leather strap.

Your watch purchase includes one of our beautiful handmade Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $55 value!

NOTE: We can also supply this watch with an alternative dial. Either an original champagne dial or a custom colored dial. We have a range of stunning “Stella-like” colors that we can offer on this and some of our other Rolex models on request.



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