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Day-Date 40Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

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The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 18 kt yellow gold with a champagne-colour dial, fluted bezel and a President bracelet.

The Day-Date was the first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full when it was first presented in 1956.

Champagne-colour dial

A distinctive face

The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability.

Characterised by hour markers fashioned from gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

Model features

  • The Fluted Bezel A Rolex signature
  • 18 kt yellow gold Commitment to excellence
  • The President bracelet The ultimate refinement
  • Day Display Instantaneous at midnight
  • The Cyclops lens A magnifying lens
  • 3255 Movement Superlative performance

More Day-Date
Technical Details

    • Reference 228238
    • Model Case

      Model Case
      Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
      Oyster Architecture
      Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
      Diameter
      40 mm
      Material
      18 kt yellow gold
      Bezel
      Fluted
      Winding Crown
      Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
      Crystal
      Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
      Water Resistance
      Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
    • Movement

      Movement
      Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
      Calibre
      3255, Manufacture Rolex
      Precision
      -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
      Functions
      Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous day and date in apertures, unrestricted rapid-setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
      Oscillator
      Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
      Winding
      Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
      Power reserve
      Approximately 70 hours
    • Bracelet

      Bracelet
      President, semi-circular three-piece links
      Bracelet Material
      18 kt yellow gold
      Clasp
      Concealed folding Crownclasp
    • Dial

      Dial
      Champagne-colour
    • Certification

      Certification
      Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

How to Set your
Day-Date 40

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.

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