Rolex President ref 18238 18K YG Dégradé Diamond Dial circa 1997 MINT! B & P


Magnificent example Rolex Day Date President ref 18238 18K YG serial #S9  circa 1997 in mint condition with rare original blue “Dégradé (vignette) factory diamond dial, and complete with original box and Rolex warrantee papers. This is a very little worn treasure, in super mint condition that has received very little wear since purchased new in 1997. Featuring a 36mm diameter case with fluted bezel and sapphire crystal and original mint condition factory blue vignette diamond set dial. The dial is a rich duo tone blue, a cobalt blue center with darker blue perimeter in perfect condition without flaw, damage, or aging, This style of dial is quite scarce and desirable, and is referred to as a dégradé  or vignette dial.

Powered by self winding calibre 3165 movement with sweep seconds and quick set day and date (double quick). With original Rolex 18K YG hidden clasp Presidential bracelet in super mint condition.

An exceptionally clean preowned example with a super tight bracelet that appears to have been worn very little. With original Rolex Japan warrantee papers, original brown leather box, booklets, and leather memo pad case and refill (not photo’d) Perfect watch for either a man or woman seeking a stunning, rare, and mint condition scarce dial variation. Guaranteed genuine of course and offered with our usual 1 year warrantee of accurate timekeeping and operation. A treasure for a very special owner.

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Model Name/Type


Case mm


Man's / Lady's


Model/Case Ref#




Case Metal

18K YG





Dial & Hands

blue vignette, Original blue vignette diamond dial, original dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber


Date Function

quick set day and date

Strap / Bracelet

hidden clasp Presidential bracelet

Strap / Bracelet Size


Country of Origin


Box / Papers

Box and Papers




Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

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.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex President ref 18238 18K YG Dégradé Diamond Dial circa 1997 MINT! B & P


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