Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18249 - Bark Finish
There is something to be said about flagship watches - and in the world of Rolex there is no more prestigious watch than the Day-Date, or President. Worn by heads of state, CEOs, celebrities, and anyone who’s ‘made-it’ - the Day-Date has only ever been made in precious metals - and white gold is not only one of the stealthier ways to do a solid-gold Rolex, but its also one of the rarest. While the case is identical to any 36mm Day-Date the white gold adds an understated stealth-wealth level to this piece. The watch has an ‘if you know, you know’ element to it, and upon closer look, you will notice the special Rolex-factory bark texture.
Factory textures from Rolex are highly sought after by collectors for their rarity and display of the craftsmanship that Rolex Manufacture is capable of. As the name would imply, the ‘bark’ finish is designed to emulate the wood texture of a tree and extends from the presidential bracelet onto the bezel of the watch. This bark bezel also acts to further tone-down the flash of a fluted bezel which makes this even more under the radar for the wearer. An added bonus, being that this is double-quick model from 1994 - allowing the wearer to independently set the day and date for ease of wearing, a huge convenience we usually need to give up in vintage watches. The lightly polished case is nearly perfect and the signature Rolex President bracelet (in matching 18K white gold, and fully linked) exhibits the most minimal signs of stretch. For those who want the best, there can only be one choice - The Rolex Day-Date.
*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.
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