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Rolex Day Date President 18K YG ref 18038 circa 1986 Custom Lapis Dial


A fine example Rolex ref# 18038 18K YG Day Date President, circa 1986 with custom Lapis dial. Featuring an excellent condition 36mm 18k yellow gold case, with thick lugs and sapphire crystal and fluted bezel, with a stunning custom lapis lazuli dial. (see additional details about malachite dials below)

Powered by calibre 3055 “single” quick set movement with day of the week and quick set date. With 18k yellow gold hidden clasp Presidential bracelet. This beautiful watch was recently fully serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation. We don’t expect this one to be around for very long!

NOTE: Lapis is a blue 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 lapis dial models of this era have reportedly brought $25,000-$30,000 attesting to their rarity and value. The lapis stone dial in this model is a particularly rich and appealing stone with dark blue background and subtle lighter blue flecks. We are often asked to source original stone dial models, which are very elusive, so we are proud to be able to offer this next best thing!

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Additional information



Model Name/Type

Day Date, President

Man's / Lady's


Model/Case Ref#


Case Serial #

9.3 million



Case Metal

18K YG


18K YG fluted bezel




Rolex Oyster Crown

Dial & Hands

Custom Lapis Dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber


Date Function

quick set date

Strap / Bracelet

hidden clasp Presidential bracelet

Strap / Bracelet Size

7 inches

Country of Origin




Box / Papers


Case mm





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There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

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Rolex Day Date President 18K YG ref 18038 circa 1986 Custom Lapis Dial


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