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Rolex White Gold President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 118209
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
The Rolex President Day-Date Model 118209 pre-owned men's automatic wrist watch. Certified pre-owned and ready to ship. Featuring a Rhodium dial with polished Roman numerals and 18k...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold President Day-Date Oyster Automatic Wristwatch Ref 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Model 18238 Pre Owned Mens Automatic wrist watch. Rolex Full Pave Diamond Dial. 18k Yellow Gold case with custom 3.5 ct. baguette Diamond bezel (35mm). 18k ...
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date Smooth Bezel Lapis Lazuli Dial President Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Day-Date Presidential Watch Rare Factory Rolex Lapis Lazuli Dial Without Hour Markers Lapis Is One Of The Rarest Rolex Stone Dials Produced The Dial Has a Small...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Day-Date President Confetti Dial Automatic Watch, 1960s
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Day-Date Watch from the 1960s Beautiful Factory Brown Velvet Confetti Dial with Specks of Color Under Magnification Very Unusual and Rare Dial Yellow Gold Flu...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Rolex Day-Date President Yellow Gold Watch 180318
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Day-Date President Watch, reference number 180318, is an opulent timepiece that is inherently elegant. This watch features a 36mm case, bracelet, and fluted bezel crafted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case and fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Black dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date President Diamond Watch 18049
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Day-Date President Diamond Watch, reference number 18049, is breathtaking in its craftsmanship. This impeccable timepiece includes an 18K white gold 36mm case, an 18K whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case and fluted bezel (36mm diameter). White dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date President Wristwatch Ref 118208
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic movement, 31 jewels, Quickset Day/Date, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with smooth bezel, 36mm diameter. White dial with gold Roman numerals. 18k yellow gold Oyster...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Rose Gold President Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118205
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset Day/Date, sapphire crystal. 18k rose gold case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Silvered dial with stick hour markers. 18k rose gold hidden c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Men's Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 118238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 18038 - Automatic winding; quick-set; sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Black dial with stick hour markers. Gre...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 18038 - Automatic winding; quick-set; sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel . Black dial with stick markers. Leather ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18308
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18308. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Men's Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 118238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's 18k Gold Watch 118238 White Roman - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date on a Strap Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Gold Rolex President Day-Date on a Strap Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case and fluted bezel (36mm diameter). C...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18388
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18388. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. double quick set function. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold President Khnajar Watch 118238CRP
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Day-Date 18K Yellow Gold President Watch 118238CRP is a statement timepiece that has long been the watch of choice of world leaders, and this particular watch is a rare exa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Diamond Dial Bezel 19K Day Date President
By Rolex
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
This classic timepiece is one highly sought after. This ladies diamond bezel, dial Rolex contains the following. This watch is 18k yellow gold and sized to a 7" wrist. The bracele...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Tapestry Dial Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Tapestry Dial Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Vintage Lapis Dial Gold Day-Date Watch Ref 18038
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Handsome, Vintage Gentlemen’s Rolex President Day-Date watch, Ref 18038 dated from the LAte 1980s. It is crafted in 18k yellow gold. Featuring All Original scratch-resistant Sapph...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Rolex Day-Date President Yellow Gold Bark Finish Mens Watch 18248
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Day-Date President 36mm Yellow Gold Bark Finish Mens Watch 18248. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 128348 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 128348 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold Mens Automatic President Bracelet Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Day-Date (18238) self-winding automatic watch features a 36mm 18k yellow gold case surrounding a champagne linen dial on an 18k yellow gold President bracelet with folding buck...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Roman Dial Men’s Watch 18238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Roman Dial Mens Watch 18238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rare Rolex Vintage Rose Gold Ref 6612 Day Date President Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1969 Rare Rolex Reference 6612 18K Rose Gold Day Date President Model Wrist Watch, 36 M.M. 3 Piece case with Fluted Bezel, the inside case back features both unique Reference n...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118239
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118239. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118239
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118239. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k white gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Day-Date President Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Watch Ref. 118238
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful and iconic Rolex yellow gold 118238 Day-date President 36mm watch with 18k yellow gold case, fluted bezel, champagne dial with 8 round and 2 baguette Diamond hour markers. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Tridor White Yellow Rose Gold Diamond Watch 18239
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Tridor White Yellow Rose Gold Diamond Watch 18239. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k white gold oyster ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, White Gold

18k Gold Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch 18238 Cream Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex President - Day-Date Watch 18238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, double Quickset, sapphire crystal. 18k yellow gold case with fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Ivory dial wi...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 40 President 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch 228238
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Day-Date 40 President 18k Yellow Gold Men's 40mm Watch 228238 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal, with day and date. Yellow gold with fluted bezel (40mm diameter)...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

1982 Rolex President Day-Date Wristwatch Made in Yellow Gold, Ref. 18038
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rolex watch made in 1982. Reference 18038. 36mm yellow gold case set with a fluted bezel and sapphire crystal. Blue sunburst dial with baton hour markers and hands. Date ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238 Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Day Date President 18238 18k Yellow Gold Anniversary Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President 18238 Men's Watch. 36mm 18k yellow gold case. 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Blue anniversary dial with luminous gold hands and Arabic numera...
Category

Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Burl Wood Dial Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Burl Wood Dial Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Tridor White Yellow Rose Gold Diamond Watch 18039
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Tridor White Yellow Rose Gold Diamond Watch 18039. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k white gold oyster ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Everose Gold Chocolate Mens Watch 118135 Unworn
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 18k Everose Gold Chocolate Mens Watch 118135 Unworn. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k rose gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238 Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Mens Watch 18238 Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. ...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Bark Finish Mens Watch 18078
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Bark Finish Mens Watch 18078. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with quickset date function. 18k yellow gold oyster case...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day-Date 36 White Dial Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date 36 White Dial Yellow Gold Mens Watch 18038. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118238
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial Mens Watch 118238. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 18k yellow gold oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Ro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

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Rolex Biography and Important Works

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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