Rolex 18038 Lapis Day Date BLUE LAPIS Dial Yellow Gold (30221)

30221 Rolex 18038 Lapis Dial Oyster Perpetual Day Date, 18038, 18k yellow gold on an 18k yellow gold presidential bracelet, automatic movement, date & day (single quick), iconic blue lapis dial, centered sweep seconds hand, diameter: 36mm, thicnkess: 12mm, 553XXXX circa 1978). Excellent Condition for an important Rolex Day Date reference with original Rolex box and 6-month European Watch Company warranty. This watch was just fully serviced.


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More about Rolex 18038 Lapis Day Date BLUE LAPIS Dial Yellow Gold

This is a vintage c. 1978 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18038 lapis. It has an 18k yellow gold Oyster link President bracelet with a double folding deployment clasp, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a screw down Twinlock winding crown, and a screw down solid case back. The 36mm diameter solid three body case, fluted bezel, and bracelet are polished/brushed. There is a quick-set date aperture window at the 3 o'clock position underneath a Cyclops magnifier bubble, and an arched gold-rimmed indicator at 12 o'clock for the completely spelled day of the week in English. The dial is polished blue lapis. It has a central sweep seconds hand, and gold baton minute and hour hands with luminous inserts. It includes the Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) certificate, and the 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18038 lapis has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 3055 movement. It's rhodium-plated, with oeil-de-perdrix embellishment. It's constructed with 27 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, an anti-shock device, and a Glucydor monometallic balance that's adjusted to 5 positions and temperature. It includes a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, and a hacking seconds device for precision time setting. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18038 lapis was originally introduced in the late 1970's.