Available only in precious metals, the Rolex Day-Date is the most prestigious and most exclusive watch in the Oyster collection and has always represented the summit of the Rolex art of watchmaking.
The “Presidents’ watch”
The Day-Date has always represented the summit of the Rolex art of watchmaking. The exceptional precision, reliability, legibility and presence of this model have made it the ultimate status watch. The Rolex Day-Date has been worn by many presidents, leaders and visionaries worldwide. It is highly distinctive, in particular thanks to its emblematic President bracelet with an evocative name that, together with the eminent figures who have worn it, ensured the Day-Date became known as the “presidents’ watch”.
Instantaneous day and date
The Day-Date’s calendar displays the day of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock in addition to the date in a separate window. This display relies on disc mechanisms that reveal their ingenious engineering at midnight, when the day and date change simultaneously and instantaneously. The indication of the day of the week is available in a choice of 26 languages. Both the date and day can be rapidly adjusted using the winding crown.
The Oyster case – Symbol of waterproofness and elegance
The Day-Date’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet) and produced exclusively in 950 platinum or in 18 ct gold, is a paragon of robustness and elegance. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of either 18 ct gold or 950 platinum. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that grants only Rolex watchmakers access to the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The bezel can be fluted, smooth or gem-set. The date display is magnified by a Cyclops lens on the crystal, which is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire The waterproof Oyster case provides the Day-Date’s high-precision movement with optimal protection.
New Generation Movement
Calibre 3255 is a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex for a superlative level of performance. This self-winding mechanical movement is at the forefront of the art of watchmaking. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, it offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.
The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and –patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing shock resistance by 50 per cent.
Calibre 3255 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference.
Thanks to a its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3255 extends to approximately 70 hours.
The President bracelet
Designed specially for the Day-Date at its launch in 1956, the elegant and imposing President bracelet is inherent to the standing of the watch. Immediately recognizable, this solid gold or platinum bracelet with three semi-circular links provides complete reliability and comfort.
The Day-Date features the concealed President bracelet attachment system beneath the bezel, which ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. The Day-Date 40’s bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. Each President bracelet is fitted with the elegant concealed Crownclasp, opened with a hinged Rolex crown – the final aesthetic and functional touch to this bracelet. The Day-Date 36 is also available with an alligator leather strap that is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp.
Marin Scorsese and Rolex Day-Date 40 Ref. 228238
Martin Scorsese wears Rolex Day-Date 40 Ref. 228238. Martin Scorsese is a towering figure in cinema, a director, producer and screenwriter with a career spanning 50 years and as many films, many of which are considered some of the greatest ever made.
“Don’t be afraid to try anything, no matter how crazy it might seem to others. And if you’re afraid, if you’re intimidated by it all, I have to tell you: that’s great, because you’ll learn that you just have to do it anyway.”
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