Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2016
ROLEX OYSTER DAY-DATE REF. 18038 BURR WALNUT DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual "Day-Date", Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Ref. 18038. Made circa 1988. Fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with day and date and an 18K yellow gold Rolex President bracelet with concealed clasp. Accompanied by a wooden Rolex presentation box.
Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and Oyster crown, fluted bezel, sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens. Burr walnut wood with applied yellow gold baton indexes, apertures for the day and date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 3055, rhodium- plated, "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 27 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shockabsorber, self-compensating free- sprung Breguet balance-spring.