Rolex 18078 Vignette Blue

18078 Vignette Blue : Rolex Day-Date 18078

Day-Date 18078

Brand: Rolex
Family: Day-Date 36
Reference: 18078 Vignette Blue
Name: Day-Date 18078
Produced: 1981/1 - 1981
Limited: No

Case

Material: Yellow gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 36.00 mm
Lug Width: 20.00 mm
W/R: 100.00 m

Dial

Nickname: Vignette
Color: Blue
Indexes: Diamond
Hands: Stick

Movement

Fifth generation Rolex Day-Date movement. Introduced around 1978. Beat increased to 28800 bph.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Rolex
Caliber:3055
Base: Rolex 3035
Display:Analog
Diameter:28.50 mm
Jewels:27
Frequency:28800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Date:Date, Day
Additionals:Chronometer

Description

The Day-Date with 'bark' bezel -and preferably matching bracelet as missing in this particular one- must've been a popular choice in the seventies and early eighties, as witnessed by their abundance in the market. The present example, part of a 2013 Christie's sale, features a somewhat weathered example of the 'Vignette' dial in green with diamond-set hour markers.