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Rolex Day-Date 18038 Burl Wood Dial

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Brand: Rolex
Gender: Mens
Model Name: Day-Date
Model Number: 18038
Serial Number: 626XXXX
Case Size: 36 mm
Movement: Self-Winding, Perpetual, Mechanical
Complications: Day, Date
Case: 18kt Yellow Gold
Bezel: 18kt Yellow Gold, Fluted
Dial: Burl Wood, Gold Index Markers, Original
Bracelet: 18kt Yellow Gold, 7 1/2 in, 135
Bracelet Type: President
Crystal: Sapphire
Condition: Excellent


The Rolex Day-Date 18038 is an exceptional piece of horological splendor. Its most striking element is undeniably its one-of-a-kind burl wood dial which remains in remarkable original condition. The complex intertwined patterns of the burl wood dial exhibits a visual depth and uniqueness, making each watch an individual work of art. The reference 18038 symbolizes a significant milestone in the chronicles of the Day-Date collections as it marked the inaugural reference of the fourth generation Day-Dates. Released between 1977 and 1988, this model has the distinguished honor of being the first to feature the brand-new caliber. The Day-Date 18038 was a pioneer in its time, integrating many innovative components to the Rolex model. One of these notable enhancements being the "quick set" date function which simplified the setting of date, a convenient feature for its wearers. An embodiment of its well-engineered construction and design is represented through its 18-karat gold case. The case serves as a robust and luxurious shelter to the powerful Caliber 3055 movement, a remarkable engine that boosts the watch's performance, offering a considerable power reserve of up to 44 hours. Designed with a sense of bold sophistication, the sturdiness of its waterproof features is demonstrated by its impressive resistance, assuring reliable performance up to a depth of 330 feet underwater- a testimony to Rolex’s commitment to making rugged yet elegant watches. Complementing the overall appeal of the watch, it is paired with an eighteenth-karat gold Presidential style bracelet model 8385. The bracelet adds a level of opulence, matching perfectly with the main body, forming a cohesively luxurious whole. As a final indication of its superior accuracy and authenticity, the Rolex Day-Date 18038 is Chronometer Certified. This distinction implies that the watch has been rigorously tested by the COSC (Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres - Swiss Official Control of Chronometers) over a span of several days, in different positions, and at varying temperatures. Since the COSC is part of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry's anti-counterfeit group, prospective owners can have complete peace of mind regarding the authenticity of this Rolex masterpiece. The Rolex Day-Date 18038's amalgamation of style, luxury, technical brilliance, and pedigree makes it an ideal piece for watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. This meticulously crafted timepiece offers more than just a fashion statement; it reflects an homage to the progress of horology with Rolex at its helm.


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Stock Number: 7340
Condition: Excellent
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