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Rolex Day Date President 18K YG ref 18038 circa 1978 Custom Malachite Dial


An especially fine condition example Rolex ref# 18038 18K YG Day Date President, circa 1978 with stunning custom Malachite dial. Featuring an excellent condition 36mm 18k yellow gold case, with thick lugs and sapphire crystal and fluted bezel, with a  custom malachite stone dial. Powered by calibre 3055 “single” quick set movement with day of the week and quick set date, and with original champagne color day of the week and date disks. The 18k yellow gold hidden clasp Presidential bracelet is very tight and shows very little stretch.

This beautiful watch was recently fully serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and is offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation. Your purchase includes our popular signature leather watch pouch, ideal for storage and travel.

NOTE: Malachite is a green natural stone with bands of subtle color change. Rolex used stone dials on some Day Date, and Datejust models during this era which are highly sought after. Original Rolex factory malachite dial models of this era have reportedly brought $25,000-$30,000 attesting to their rarity and value. The malachite stone dial in this model is a particularly rich and appealing stone with dark green background and subtle lighter green banding. We are often asked to source original malachite dial models, which are very elusive, so we are proud to be able to offer this next best thing!

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