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Rolex
Day-Date
Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
Suggested retail price before applicable taxes.
The suggested price can be modified at any time without notice.
$50,700.00

Rolex Day-Date Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

Suggested retail price before applicable taxes.
The suggested price can be modified at any time without notice.
$50,700.00
REFERENCE

228238

MODEL CASE

Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

BEZEL

Fluted

WATER-RESISTANCE

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

CALIBRE

3255, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE

Approximately 70 hours

BRACELET

President, semi-circular three-piece links

DIAL

Onyx set with diamonds

CERTIFICATION

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE

Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER

40 mm

MATERIAL

18 ct yellow gold

BRACELET MATERIAL

18 ct yellow gold

WINDING

Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

WINDING CROWN

Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

CRYSTAL

Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

PRECISION

-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

DETAILS

CLASP

Concealed folding Crownclasp

OSCILLATOR

Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

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Onyx dial

Each dial is a miniature work of art. The colour, reflections and surface texture, along with decorative elements and the overall design give the watch its intrinsic character. Rolex masters all aspects of its dial creation and production in-house. From the initial sketches to the final inspection, including colouring or the application of appliques, the process involves a series of steps and operations that call on specific expertise. Some of these professions – enamelling, for instance – date from the early days of watchmaking. Others are inherent to the use of cutting-edge technologies, such as magnetron sputtering, a complex technique for colouring the surface of a dial by depositing a thin film of material in a vacuum environment. A meeting of traditional skills and technology, the manufacture of Rolex dials perfectly encapsulates the philosophy that guides the brand: seeking the highest level of quality to achieve an impeccable, long-lasting result.

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Fluted bezel

The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the Oyster bezel had a functional purpose: it served to screw the bezel onto the case helping to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was therefore identical to the fluting on the case back, which was also screwed onto the case for waterproofness, using specific Rolex tools. Over time, the fluting became an aesthetic element, a genuine Rolex signature feature. Today the fluted bezel is a mark of distinction, in gold on this Day-Date 40.

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18 ct yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

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MODEL AVAILABILITY

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jewelers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.

Shreve & Co. Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear, and depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is the ultimate watch of prestige. Learn more about this model and how to set the time, date and day by watching the video.

Browse Rolex Day-Date watches online at Shreve & Co., an Official Authorized Jeweler of men's and ladies Rolex watches. Discover more at Shreve & Co.

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