Vintage 1986 Rolex Day Date President with Rare Brown Burst Dial Box Papers
Maker: Rolex Model: 18038 Day Date Year: 1986 Material: 18K Yellow Gold, Brilliant cut and Baguette cut Diamonds Dial: Extremely Rare Brown Burst Dial Movement: Automatic Case Measurement: 36mm Weight: 139 grams Condition: Very good UNPOLISHED condition with Original Box and Papers Made in Switzerland very good vintage condition. unpolished. great collector's watch
The 1986 Rolex Day-Date President, the crown jewel of the Rolex catalog, stands as a captivating fusion of mastery and elegance. Debuting in 1956, the Day-Date is the first wristwatch to spell out all seven days of the week, a feat attributed to the extra-wide aperture at 12 o'clock on the dial.
With an engaging history, the Day-Date became widely recognized as the "President" watch, a title strengthened by its appearance on President Lyndon B. Johnson's wrist. This iconic timepiece continued to grace the wrists of influential figures, including Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton. Notably, Marilyn Monroe's rumored gift of a Rolex Day-Date to John F. Kennedy in 1962 adds a touch of intrigue and glamour to its legacy.
This model reference number 18038, a significant stride in the Day-Date series, introduced innovations such as the sapphire crystal and a single quick-set date function, marking the end of the classical pie-pan dial era in 1978. Amidst this evolution, the rare brown burst dial emerges as a distinctive feature —a rare indulgence setting this vintage beauty apart. During this transformative period, the Day-Date solidified its reputation as a timepiece for world leaders and power brokers.
In the intricate world of timepieces, possessing the original box and papers transforms a vintage watch into a cherished piece of history. The Day-Date President is not just a watch; it's a living narrative, a chapter in the stories of leaders and luminaries.
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