36mm Rolex Day-Date in 18ct yellow gold, model 18338 on President 8385 bracelet. The model reference confirms that the diamond-set shoulders are original from the factory, by Rolex. The champagne / diamond dot dial is ALSO genuine, but has been fitted later. This would normally be matched with champagne-colour day & date display discs, though some find these white ones clearer. This eye-catching watch is in very good condition with only moderate wear to the bracelet. It comes with original Day-Date boxes, Day-Date booklet, UK papers from Mappin & Webb at T4 Heathrow dated May 1999 and a Rolex UK service card dated January 2015. This series with its 3155 calibre movements was the first to feature the double quick-set feature for easy, independent alteration of the Day and Date. A direct, NEW equivalent model is no longer available, but one without the diamond shoulders is now £29,100 — and the last time we could find a model with diamond shoulders (December 2017) they added £3,800 to the RRP. We note that one of the features which betrayed pre-millennium Day-Dates was their brushed shoulders. It is a bonus with this watch that the diamond shoulders remove that indicator, so it is visually closer to much later models!
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