The overall condition of this very special Rubellite and Diamond 18k yellow gold Day-Date is excellent.

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Day-Date 36 Rubellite Diamond 18K Yellow Gold - 118238

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Offered here is an excellent example of the rare Rolex 18k Yellow Gold Day-Date, with Rubellite Diamond Dial reference 118238 manufactured circa 2001.

This superb 18k yellow gold Day-Date is fitted with an incredibly attractive and equally rare rubellite dial with diamond-set numerals. The textured effect of the rubellite adds flair, movement and intrigue to the dial layout and furthermore provides a perfect canvas for the diamond-set numerals to shine on. The calendar windows, like with all hard-stone dials, are framed in precious metal.

Hardstone dials are among the most attractive and collectible dials to have ever found their way into the Day-Date line up. Beyond the present rubellite, other stones have been employed by Rolex: Onyx, Grossular, Malachite, Marble, Agate, and Jade are just some examples of this remarkable diversity.

The Day-Date range has historically been a template for Rolex to display un-bound creativity. As a result, Rolex went well beyond its usual bounds with experimenting with different dials and the Day-Date can also be found with other dial options, inclusive of onyx, wood, lacquer, fossil, rubellite, marble and coral.
This example has the correct Rubellite Diamond dial and yellow gold surrounds to the day and date apertures for its K780--- serial number range.

Technical Details
Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 36mm
Bracelet: 18K yellow gold
Bracelet Size: 7 Inches / 177.5mm
Dial: Rubellite with diamond markers

Movement: Automatic

Functions: Day and Date displays.

The overall condition of this very special Rubellite and Diamond 18k yellow gold Day-Date is excellent. The case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past and retains strong equal lugs along with the brushed finish to the top edges remaining very well defined, the 18k gold fluted bezel has no dings or scratches and really compliments the overall appearance of this 36mm Day-Date. The Rubellite dial is in stunning condition along with the rectangular gold apertures for the day and date windows. The gold surround and diamond inserted hour markers are stunning and the matching gold hands really enhance the overall appearance of this beautiful Day-Date. The sapphire glass is the correct flat style, inclusive of the Cyclops date window for this model, it is also free of any scratches or marks.

The watch comes on the correct type Rolex 18k gold bracelet and gold end links. The bracelet is showing only light wear and minor stretch.

It also comes with its Rolex box & manual.

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