An iconic timepiece that has donned the wrists of the world's most influential people, the Rolex Day-Date has long been touted as the "Watch of Prestige", and for excellent reason. Released in 1956, it quickly became synonymous as the timepiece of choice for athletes, visionaries, and world leaders, earning its distinctive bracelet the nickname 'the President' – a nickname that has since stuck to the entire collection as it continues to develop upon its standing as Rolex's flagship offering with its luxurious construction and timeless design.
Constructed of 18kt white gold, this Day-Date ref. 118239 that I have here features the iconic three-piece link "Presidential" bracelet and its signature 36mm case with a fluted white gold bezel. Made in the year 2000, what makes this particular example special is that this watch houses a beautiful blue gradient ombre dial and applied diamond hour markers. Starting from its lightest blue tone at the centre of the dial, the colour beautifully shifts in a gradient all the way to a midnight blue at the periphery. While white gold is traditionally an understated metal, this blue ombre dial and the addition of diamond markers reminds you that this is not just any other Rolex.