CIRCA: 1990
CASE MATERIAL: 18k yellow gold
DIAMETER: 35.5 mm.
BRACELET: 18k yellow gold diamond-set Rolex President bracelet, overall length approx. 190 mm.
DIAL: Pavé-set diamond and ruby dial
MOVEMENT: Cal. 3155, automatic
FUNCTIONS: Time, day, date
CLASP: Rolex concealed deployant clasp

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Lot Essay

Rolex's Day-Date models were produced in a plethora of dial variants and case embellishments. Even within the same reference, a nearly endless number of different details can be found. Ref. 18388, for example, can be found with or without gem-set dial. Gem-set pieces are known to have been made with a number of different gems - among which, most notably, diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire - and a number of different dial setting designs. The present timepiece is notable for the number of rubies in the pavè-set dial, exquisitely arranged in two concentric circles, the outer with larger stones, the inner with smaller gems. Its luxurious appeal is further boosted by the President bracelet with diamond-set central links.

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