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Rolex Day-Date 40
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40

The Superlative Chronometer

Style of the Day-Date 40

At Baselworld 2015, Rolex introduced the new generation of its most prestigious model, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, featuring a modernized design with a 40 mm case as well as a new mechanical movement, calibre 3255. The Day-Date 40 redefines the status of Superlative Chronometer, established by Rolex in the late 1950s, with criteria for accuracy on the wrist that are twice as exacting as those for an officially certified chronometer.

A Symbol of Excellence and Prestige

A Symbol of Excellence and Prestige

Style of the Day-Date 40

Aesthetically, the Day-Date 40 inherits the evolutions that have marked the history of this very charismatic watch: refined lugs and middle case, a broad and clear dial, as well as an exclusive return to the President bracelet that was created specially for the Day-Date in 1956 – now redesigned to be even more closely integrated into the Oyster case.

Day-date 40 precious metals

PRECIOUS METALS

Style of the Day-Date 40

The Day-Date has always embodied prestige and exclusivity. A hallmark of its nobility, the Day-Date’s Oyster case is produced exclusively in 950 platinum or in 18 ct gold. The bezel can be fluted, smooth or, on the gem‑set versions, arrayed in the most beautiful of precious stones.

The Presidents' Watch

The Presidents' Watch

Spirit of the Day-Date 40

Launched in 1956 and built on the three pillars of Rolex: the Day-Date was the first waterproof and self-winding chronometer wristwatch to offer a modern calendar with an instantaneous day display, spelt out in full in a window on the dial, in addition to the date. The exceptional precision, reliability, legibility and presence of this prestigious model has made it the ultimate status watch. The Rolex Day-Date has been worn by more presidents, leaders and visionaries than any other watch. 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”.

Day-date 40 dials

Emblematic dials

Features

The Day-Date 40 stands out with a range of elaborate new dials, a singular combination of high‑technology and traditional know-how. Thin, laser‑etched motifs are applied to a traditional sunray finish for a particularly sophisticated effect. New faceted and deconstructed Roman numeral hour markers, with individually hand-positioned elements, underscore the masculinity of this charismatic model. Demonstrating Rolex’s unique expertise in the art of dial making, these watch faces are exclusive to the Day-Date 40.

Prestigious President Bracelet

Features

Designed specially for the Day-Date at its launch in 1956, the elegant and imposing President bracelet is inherent to the standing of the model. Immediately recognizable on a wrist, this solid gold or platinum bracelet with three semi‑circular links provides complete reliability and comfort. It is now equipped with ceramic inserts inside the links, enhancing its suppleness and durability. A concealed attachment beneath the bezel ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. The new-generation concealed Crownclasp, opened with a hinged Rolex crown, is the final aesthetic and functional touch to this sumptuous bracelet.

Day-date President bracelet
Rolex's Parachrom hairspring
Parachrom hairspring
pa • ra • chrom
  1. Rolex’s exclusive beating heart for mechanical movements, central to their precision.
  2. Made of a patented alloy of niobium, zirconium and oxygen, specially developed by Rolex for this strategic component.
  3. Insensitive to magnetic fields and temperature variations, and 10times more resilient to shocks than traditional hairsprings, making it more accurate and reliable.
  4. Entirely manufactured by Rolex with micron precision.
  5. Its signature blue colour is a tribute to watchmaking excellence.
  6. Tradition enhanced through cutting-edge innovation.
  7. The Rolex Way.
New-Generation Perpetual Movement

New-Generation Perpetual Movement

Features

The Day-Date 40 is equipped with a new-generation movement, calibre 3255, 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, with 14 patents, it offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, ease of use and reliability.

E-Brochure

The Day-Date 40

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