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Rolex Datejust ref.16238 Onyx Dial from 1988

Rolex Datejust ref.16238 Onyx Dial from 1988

Regular price $37,000.00 USD
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The Datejust stone dials are currently undervalued and often overlooked by collectors. It is unfortunate that some fail to appreciate the exquisite aesthetics that a Datejust stone dial offers, especially when compared to its Day-Date counterpart. The early 16238 represents the last desirable Datejust fitted with a stone dial, this reference was quickly fitted with a 6,9 diamond dial and only some of the first transitional models can be found with the super desirable "swiss only" "Big Datejust" onyx dial.

These watches command a considerable premium over others, owing to their exceptional aesthetics and newer caliber 3135. Notably, the Datejust logo on the 16018 and the early 16238  is comparatively bigger and employs a larger and more contemporary font style than the early 1601 with "Small Datejust"  "T Swiss T" dials.

The attention to detail in these timepieces is remarkable, and their unique characteristics set them apart in the realm of luxury watches. The subtle nuances in design and typography further enhance the appeal of these models. For discerning collectors, the allure of owning a timepiece that not only exudes elegance but also reflects the historical evolution of Rolex is truly captivating.

Fortunately, the market for stone dial collectors is still relatively new, presenting a unique opportunity. As of now, you can acquire these precious and rare reference for a similar price range as the 16018 or 18018 models. It is truly a remarkable chance to own a timepiece of such a tight production from Rolex.

Brand: Rolex
Model: Datejust
Reference: 16238
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Material: 18k Gold
Dimensions: 36mm
Crystal Material: Sapphire
Movement Type: Cal.3135
Bracelet: 18k Jubilee
Mechanical Functioning Warranty: 6 Months

Comments: Recently serviced and water tested, dial is in perfect condition with no cracks or blemishes.

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