Rolex Day-Date with Baguette Diamond ‘Ghost Caramel’ Dial – Ref. 18078 from 1981 – PRICE ON REQUEST

Excited to offer this remarkable near mint condition 1981 Day-Date reference 18078.
With a bark finishing case and President bracelet, caramel coloured dial, ghost writing, brilliant and baguette diamond markers it is safe to say an example like this will not surface the market any time soon again.
Upon assessing the overall condition of this watch, it becomes evident that this watch has not been worn much throughout the pas 42 years. With the exception of some minimal light superficial scratches we find this piece to be in an almost ‘new old stock’ condition. Scroll down to read more about this watch.



The mesmerizing dial of this watch showcases a captivating blend of vintage and modern elements. The combination of brilliant and baguette cut diamonds, along with the remarkable goldish ghost writing, elevates this piece to one of the most visually appealing 18078 watches currently available online.
The subtle charm of the ghost dials adds a unique and understated allure to its already eye-catching presence. The ghost writing often transitions into a delightful, warm hue, occasionally nearing complete invisibility in certain light fall.
The tritium lume on both the hands and lume plots have transformed into a captivating shade of orange, enhancing its visual appeal.

The bark finishing on both the bezel and bracelet remains impeccably crisp, a testament to the watch’s limited wear. Its unpolished state showcases the precise factory finish on both the bracelet and the case, accentuating the thick and sharp lugs.

The reference and serial number between the lugs are perfectly legible, indicating this watch was produced in 1981 (Serial

The caliber 3055 is as clean as a whistle, has been checked by our watchmaker and runs with fine accuracy.
This watch comes with a 12 month guarantee on mechanical defects.

The watch is accompanied by an embroidered style red leather Rolex box with outer box.

Please note that we handle a 24 hour purchase/shipment processing policy as all our watches are located in a bank safe.

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Additional information




36mm / 38mm




18K Yellow Gold