Browser update required

Welcome to rolex.com. In order to provide you with the best possible experience, rolex.com requires an up-to-date browser. Please use a newer browser to explore our site.

Follow Rolex on WeChat by scanning the QR code.
Oyster Perpetual

Day-Date 36

View all Day-Date models
Day-Date 36
Oyster, 36 mm, yellow gold

Precious materials

In 1956, the Rolex Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.

18 ct gold

Model features

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.

Champagne-colour Dial

Model features

The discreet Jubilee motif on the dial is visible as a secret and mysterious filigree, extending an irresistible invitation to dream.

The Oyster bracelet

Model features

The Day-Date's Oyster bracelet is available in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold with a concealed folding Crownclasp. This elegant, solid-link bracelet combining satin and polished finishes is remarkably comfortable to wear and effortless to open and close.

3155 Movement

Model features

The Day-Date 36 is equipped with calibre 3155, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It features a day and date calendar disc mechanism. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3155 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

Monday, Lundi

Model features

Initially presented in 1956, the Day-Date was a world first. The first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full. Worn by many world leaders, the Day-Date is available with a bespoke day display in a wide choice of languages.

Reference 118238
Model case
Model case
Oyster, 36 mm, yellow gold
Oyster architecture
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter
36 mm
Material
18 ct 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
3155, Manufacture Rolex
Precision
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date and day in windows on the dial with rapid setting. Stop seconds for precise time setting
Oscillator
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Winding
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve
Bracelet
Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Bracelet material
18 ct yellow gold
Clasp
Concealed folding Crownclasp
Dial
Champagne-colour Jubilee design set with diamonds
Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

The Spirit of

the Day-Date

Download

the Day-Date 36

View all Day-Date models

The model that was shared with you is not part of your region's online selection.

Official Rolex Retailers can provide assistance with any watch in the Rolex collection.