1991 Rolex Day-Date President 18K Gold With Tapestry Dial Model 18238

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A truly stunning solid 18K gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date with original bracelet, tapestry dial and double-quick set calibre 3155 movement within, freshly serviced and ready to wear.  A quintessential Rolex classic, this is one of the most famous luxury watches in history, named "President" after Lyndon B Johnson wore one in 1965.  This example is in beautiful condition with a rare original textured tapestry style dial and heavy original bracelet.  Freshly serviced and restored here at Meticulous, it comes with our full 1 year mechanical warranty ready to wear.  

Circa: 1991

Style: Mid-Century Dress, Luxury

Case: Solid 18K yellow gold case measuring 36mm in diameter excluding the original signed crown with sharp fluted bezel in beautiful brushed/polished condition.  The backs of the lugs bear all of the correct hallmarks and is signed within Montre Rolex SA, Geneva, Switzerland, Rolex SA, 18k, 750 with model base number 18200.  Between the lugs at 6 is also correctly stamped with a serial number beginning with X dating it to 1991 with the model number 18238 between the lugs at 12. The full length bracelet with 24 total links including endlinks shows some stretch from wear, but overall looks superb on the wrist and very sharp with it brushed/polished finish.  I would say it is at about 80% from new.  The clasp is also correctly signed Rolex with 18k hallmarks and the model number 8385.  Will fit a 7-3/4 to 8 inch size wrist at its current length. 

Dial: Gorgeous and rare original factory printed "Tapestry" dial with vertical pin-stripe texture, a champagne colour background and baton style markers with day and date apertures at 12 and 3 o'clock respectively.  Stunning near mint condition with original tritium liminous markers at each hour.  Signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, T Swiss Made T.  The original hands are also beautiful with matching tritium fill.

Movement: Superb high-grade Rolex in-house manufactured calibre 3155 automatic movement fully signed Montre Rolex SA, Geneva Swiss, 31 Jewels, Adj 5 Positions + Temperature, 3155.  This is a "double-quick" set movement meaning that when the crown is in the second position you can quick-set both the date and day function, an improvement over the previous iteration when one could only quick-set the date.  Freshly serviced, running beautifully with our full 1 year warranty.