Regardless of the specific color, all Rolex yellow gold is now 18k and is produced in-house by Rolex’s own foundry. When it comes to materials, Rolex uses only the finest alloys, tirelessly striving for perfection and specifically designing its gold for maximum longevity and brilliance.
Rolex’s foundry currently produces all the gold used in its watches, as well as a specialized 904L stainless steel alloy that the brand calls Oystersteel. However, since the Rolex Day-Date is only available in precious metals, you won’t find any Oystersteel or two-tone options in the Rolex President collection.
In recent years, Rolex has increased the use of gold in its various watch collections, and now even some of the brand’s most tool-like collections, such as the Sea-Dweller and Explorer, offer two-tone options. Currently, the Submariner, Daytona, GMT-Master II, Sky-Dweller, Datejust, Yacht-Master, Cellini and Pearlmaster collections all offer solid gold models. However, despite the modern trend that usually favors sporty watches, it remains that the Rolex President remains the most iconic gold watch in the world.
Day-Date prices can vary quite a bit, depending on the reference number and the condition of the watch itself. However, you can expect to pay at least $12,000 for an “entry level” model. For example, the resale price of the Ref. 1803 is between $12,000 and $15,000. the second-hand price of the Ref. 18038 is around $15,000, while its successor, the Ref. 6-digit Date has a slightly higher premium, the Ref. 118238 has a slightly higher premium, and the current production Ref. 128238 is up to $50,000. the Ref. 128238. For comparison, at the retail level, the Ref. 128238 is $35,000, while the 41mm model, the 228238, is $38,500 as of 2023.
While fashion trends come and go, Rolex gold replica watches have always remained in style. In addition, Rolex gold watches tend to hold their value well, especially over the long term, which is why so many watch enthusiasts consider the gold President Day-Date such a solid investment. There is no better place to buy than at Bob’s Watches, the world’s largest and most trusted marketplace for pre-owned Rolexes.