Rolex Day-Date 'Fossil'

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REF 18238
Automatic
36 MM
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SKU AS04252
Article Number 40920280
ref 18238
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Exotic
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes 18k yellow gold solid link President bracelet (8385/55) with signed hidden clasp sized for an approximately ~7" wrist. Also includes intact factory caseback sticker and punched papers from Bucherer Gioielleria Orologeria dated 7/15/1992.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Exotic 'Fossil' dial with factory diamond indices is in equally excellent condition with matching handset. Signed crown. English calendar.
REF 18238
Automatic
36 MM
– Show less
SKU AS04252
Article Number 40920280
ref 18238
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Exotic
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes 18k yellow gold solid link President bracelet (8385/55) with signed hidden clasp sized for an approximately ~7" wrist. Also includes intact factory caseback sticker and punched papers from Bucherer Gioielleria Orologeria dated 7/15/1992.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Exotic 'Fossil' dial with factory diamond indices is in equally excellent condition with matching handset. Signed crown. English calendar.

Why We Love it

“This is gold, Mr. Bond. All my life, I have been in love with its color, its brilliance, its divine heaviness...”

If you, like Auric Goldfinger, have a taste for gold and want to feel its "divine heaviness" on your wrist, then look no further!

Much more than 'just another' solid gold Day-Date, this Reference 18238 dates to circa 1990 and features a rarely seen 'Fossil' dial with diamond-set indices. Made from a slice of actual fossil which is then imprinted with text and set with markers. Up close, you can see the intricate nuances of the fossil, and no two are the same!

Furthermore, this watch features a Double Quickset movement with an English language calendar, an 18K yellow gold handset, 18k fluted bezel, and a ubiquitous 'President' bracelet with a matching hidden-clasp. Rounding out the package, this exceptional piece includes an intact factory caseback sticker and punched papers.

An 'elevated' Rolex for when the standard fare of solid gold won't cut it.

Brand Story

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Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Rolex Day-Date 'Fossil'

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