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Rolex Day-Date 40 18 kt Weißgold Schwarz DIA 228239
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Rolex Day-Date 40 18 kt Weißgold Schwarz DIA 228239
NZ$ 57,047
Seller
Uhren2000 GmbH
366
DE
Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Diamond Dial w/...
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Rolex Unpolished 18K Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Diamond Dial w/...
NZ$ 19,985
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Austins Watches Inc.
210
US
Rolex Day-Date 18238
Rolex Day-Date 18238
NZ$ 21,043
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex Daydate
Rolex Daydate
NZ$ 23,373
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
288
DE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 18,744
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M J GILLAN LTD
10
UK
Rolex Day-Date Blue 18k White Gold 40mm President - 228239
Rolex Day-Date Blue 18k White Gold 40mm President - 228239
NZ$ 46,515
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CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Custom Made Diamond Bezel for Rolex Day Date 36mm 2,00ct.
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Rolex Custom Made Diamond Bezel for Rolex Day Date 36mm 2,00ct.
NZ$ 5,290
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Hana Or
 
BE
Rolex President Day Date 118238
Rolex President Day Date 118238
NZ$ 37,678
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Exquisite Timepieces
21
US
Rolex Day Date 118238
Rolex Day Date 118238
NZ$ 39,689
Seller
Mall of the Watch
866
MC
Rolex 18346 Oyster Perpetual Day Date Platinum Diamond Bezel...
Rolex 18346 Oyster Perpetual Day Date Platinum Diamond Bezel...
NZ$ 38,063
Seller
European Watch Company
170
US
Rolex Day Date
Rolex Day Date
NZ$ 17,742
Seller
BRAND SHOP LIPS
12
JP
Rolex Day-Date II 218239
Rolex Day-Date II 218239
NZ$ 37,075
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex Daydate
Rolex Daydate
NZ$ 16,317
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
288
DE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 53,826
Free shipping
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de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
6
US
Rolex Day-Date 40 Chocolate/18k Rose Gold 40mm - 228235
Rolex Day-Date 40 Chocolate/18k Rose Gold 40mm - 228235
NZ$ 46,515
Seller
CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Day-Date 40 White Gold Green Dial
Rolex Day-Date 40 White Gold Green Dial
NZ$ 43,217
Seller
Exklusive Watches
206
DE
Rolex Day-Date 40
Rolex Day-Date 40
NZ$ 45,687
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Watch Day-Date 40 228238
Rolex Watch Day-Date 40 228238
NZ$ 43,588
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex 18038 Lapis Day Date BLUE LAPIS Dial Yellow Gold / FULL...
Rolex 18038 Lapis Day Date BLUE LAPIS Dial Yellow Gold / FULL...
NZ$ 43,830
Seller
European Watch Company
170
US
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Ice Blue Baguette Dial Platinum President
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Ice Blue Baguette Dial Platinum President
NZ$ 78,431
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Rafaello & Co.
 
US
Rolex Day-Date Gold 18238
Rolex Day-Date Gold 18238
NZ$ 25,953
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex Daydate Borke
Rolex Daydate Borke
NZ$ 19,845
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
288
DE
Rolex Day-Date 40 Green Roman Dial 228235
Rolex Day-Date 40 Green Roman Dial 228235
NZ$ 46,443
Seller
Labelle Jewelry
51
US
Rolex Day-Date Green 18k White Gold 40mm President - 228239
Rolex Day-Date Green 18k White Gold 40mm President - 228239
NZ$ 45,043
Seller
CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Day-Date II Chocolate Dial 218235
Rolex Day-Date II Chocolate Dial 218235
NZ$ 48,509
Seller
Exklusive Watches
206
DE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 33,339
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118239
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118239
NZ$ 25,051
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 yellow gold 18 Ct 40 mm NEW 2018
Rolex Day-Date 40 yellow gold 18 Ct 40 mm NEW 2018
NZ$ 42,953
Seller
TIME IS PRICELESS
 
BE
Rolex Daydate 118209 Weissgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
Rolex Daydate 118209 Weissgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
NZ$ 22,914
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
326
DE
Rolex Day-Date Rare Lapis Lazuli Diamond 18238
Rolex Day-Date Rare Lapis Lazuli Diamond 18238
NZ$ 39,079
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex Day-Date Blue 18k White Gold 40mm President - 228239
Rolex Day-Date Blue 18k White Gold 40mm President - 228239
NZ$ 49,982
Seller
Rafaello & Co.
 
US
Rolex Day Date
Rolex Day Date
NZ$ 17,195
Seller
BRAND SHOP LIPS
12
JP
Rolex Day-Date 40 Chocolate 18k Pink Gold 40mm - 228345RBR
Rolex Day-Date 40 Chocolate 18k Pink Gold 40mm - 228345RBR
NZ$ 64,583
Seller
CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Day Date 118238
Rolex Day Date 118238
NZ$ 31,751
Seller
Mall of the Watch
866
MC
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 20,991
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Watch Day-Date II 218235
Rolex Watch Day-Date II 218235
NZ$ 77,657
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 Silver Roman (NEW)
Rolex Day-Date 40 Silver Roman (NEW)
NZ$ 44,444
Seller
Labelle Jewelry
51
US
Rolex Day Date Gelbgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
Rolex Day Date Gelbgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
NZ$ 16,034
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
326
DE
Rolex Day-Date Egyptian Oysterquartz 19028
Rolex Day-Date Egyptian Oysterquartz 19028
NZ$ 24,049
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex 118239 Day Date President Meteorite Diamonds 18K White...
Rolex 118239 Day Date President Meteorite Diamonds 18K White...
NZ$ 33,065
Seller
European Watch Company
170
US
Rolex Day Date  --  Red  Stella  --
Rolex Day Date -- Red Stella --
NZ$ 25,560
Seller
Juwelier Wilfart
26
DE
Rolex Day-Date 40 Pink/18k Rose Gold 40mm - 228235
Rolex Day-Date 40 Pink/18k Rose Gold 40mm - 228235
NZ$ 48,319
Seller
CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Day Date 118395br
Rolex Day Date 118395br
NZ$ 76,733
Seller
Mall of the Watch
866
MC
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 52,037
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Watch Day-Date 18238
Rolex Watch Day-Date 18238
NZ$ 21,544
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 20,685
Seller
Glore Jewelry
 
US
Rolex 1988 36mm 18ct Yellow Gold Day-Date, 18038, Serviced 2017
Rolex 1988 36mm 18ct Yellow Gold Day-Date, 18038, Serviced 2017
NZ$ 18,026
Seller
Pomerance Boutique
74
UK
Rolex Very Rare 18k W/G Stella Dial Omani Crest Day-Date 18049
Rolex Very Rare 18k W/G Stella Dial Omani Crest Day-Date 18049
NZ$ 79,160
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40 Oyster yellow gold 18K and diamond NEW 2018
Rolex Day-Date 40 Oyster yellow gold 18K and diamond NEW 2018
NZ$ 68,318
Seller
TIME IS PRICELESS
 
BE
Rolex Day Date  Rosegold
Rolex Day Date Rosegold
NZ$ 30,852
Seller
Juwelier Wilfart
26
DE
Rolex Day-Date Green Jade/18k gold Dia Ø36mm - 118238
Rolex Day-Date Green Jade/18k gold Dia Ø36mm - 118238
NZ$ 57,913
Seller
CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Day Date II 228235
Rolex Day Date II 228235
NZ$ 43,923
Seller
Mall of the Watch
866
MC
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 33,339
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118238
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118238
NZ$ 31,564
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-Date II / President II
Rolex Day-Date II / President II
NZ$ 49,443
Seller
Glore Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day Date
Rolex Day Date
NZ$ 21,843
Seller
BRAND SHOP LIPS
12
JP
Rolex Day-Date Rare Decorated Diamond & Ruby 18038
Rolex Day-Date Rare Decorated Diamond & Ruby 18038
NZ$ 35,071
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Rolex Day Date 18038 Gelbgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
Rolex Day Date 18038 Gelbgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
NZ$ 17,269
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
326
DE
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Rose Gold President Green Roman Watch 228235
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Rose Gold President Green Roman Watch 228235
NZ$ 47,673
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Avi & Co NY
83
US
Rolex Day-Date Brown/Leather Ø36 mm - 118138
Rolex Day-Date Brown/Leather Ø36 mm - 118138
NZ$ 25,896
Seller
CKLY Trading Limited
18
HK
Rolex Day-Date II Black Dial 18K White Gold / President II
Rolex Day-Date II Black Dial 18K White Gold / President II
NZ$ 52,287
Seller
Rafaello & Co.
 
US
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The Presidential Watch: The Rolex Day-Date

The Rolex Day-Date is the watch of presidents. Available in gold or platinum, it was the first watch to display the date and weekday fully written out. Several US presidents, including Lyndon B. Johnson, have relied on the "President watch."

What Makes the Day-Date Special

  • First automatic watch with date and day of the week display
  • Available exclusively in 18-karat gold or platinum
  • Famous wearers such as John F. Kennedy
  • President bracelet with semi-circular three-piece links exclusively for the Day-Date
  • High-quality chronometer: In-house caliber 3255 (date)

The Watch of Heads of State and CEOs

Introduced in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date was the first watch to display the date and day of the week written out in full on its dial. With this invention, Rolex once again became a pioneer in the field of watchmaking and in the luxury watch sector. The term luxury watch isn't a misnomer – this watch is only available in platinum or 18-karat gold. The so-called President bracelet is a semi-circular three-piece link metal bracelet developed especially for the Day-Date. Most of the other models, such as the Daytona, the Oyster Perpetual, and the Submariner, have the Oyster bracelet with flat three-piece links.

This watch, also known as the "Rolex President", isn't just popular among statesmen: Major financial players, actors, and other celebrities also enjoy wearing these unique timepieces. Cuba's former president, Fidel Castro, and James Gandolfini, best known for portraying Tony Soprano on The Sopranos, are among those who have enjoyed wearing a Day-Date. Business magnate Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest people on Earth and also wears one of these elegant watches. One piece, in particular, comes with quite a story: Marilyn Monroe apparently gave one as a gift to her lover John F. Kennedy. The message "Jack / With love as always / from / Marilyn / May 29th 1962" was engraved on the case back. Kennedy then gave the watch to one of his staff members to make it disappear. The watch resurfaced at an auction in 2005, where it was sold to an anonymous bidder for 120,000 USD.

How much does a Rolex Day-Date cost?

Reference number Price (approx.) Size Material
228206 57,600 USD 40 mm Platinum
218206 50,700 USD 41 mm Platinum
118206 48,200 USD 36 mm Platinum
218238 36,600 USD 41 mm Gold
228238 29,300 USD 40 mm Gold
118238 27,800 USD 36 mm Gold

Detailed Price Information

A classic 18-karat yellow gold Rolex Day-Date 36 in mint condition costs around 27,800 USD. You can find pre-owned pieces for about 18,500 USD. This 36-mm version has a President bracelet and a fluted bezel. However, the yellow gold Day-Date 36 is also available with an Oyster bracelet or a diamond-studded President bracelet. There are a few different options for the bezel as well: In addition to the fluted version, there are also domed or diamond-studded bezels available. The variety of dials is even more extensive. The ice blue or cherry red dials on the platinum versions are particularly appealing. Those who prefer an alligator leather band to a massive gold or platinum bracelet should take a closer look at the Day-Date models with Everose gold cases.

If 36 mm isn't large enough for you, perhaps you would like the Day-Date 40. Its 40-mm Oyster case is the same size as many other Rolex models and still contemporary. Be sure to have around 29,300 USD on hand for a new example in 18-karat gold. The 41-mm Day-Date II is one millimeter larger and comes in at around 32,100 USD when pre-owned. You can purchase this watch in mint condition for nearly 37,100 USD.

Models made from 950 platinum are the highlights of the Day-Date collection. This precious metal is even rarer and thus more expensive than gold. The variant with an ice blue dial in a quadrant motif and the reference number 228206 is especially striking. A mint-condition Rolex Day-Date 40 in platinum costs around 57,600 USD, while pre-owned versions sit around 48,900 USD. A platinum Day-Date II is a few thousand USD less expensive at 50,700 USD for a new piece and 44,500 USD for a pre-owned one. The 36-mm version goes for around 48,200 USD in mint condition, making it the most affordable platinum Day-Date. You can get a pre-owned edition for as little as 29,300 USD.

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Pure Luxury: Gold, Platinum, and Diamonds

The Geneva-based manufacturer exclusively uses yellow, white, and rose (referred to as Everose) gold or platinum for the cases and President bracelet. Even the index markers are made of 18-karat gold and won't tarnish over the years. The designers didn't just create the different colored dials in-house, but they also produced them almost entirely by hand.

Dials come in blue, green, silver, ice blue, orange, black, and brown. Variants with mother-of-pearl dials are stunning, and many models feature diamond index markers . There are two types of bezels: fluted or, since 2000, a glossy, domed bezel that borders the sapphire glass on the platinum watches. The fluted bezel has been in production since 1956, as long as the Day-Date itself. The case is available in two diameters: 36 mm or 40 mm. The Day-Date II is available with a 41-mm case.

Models with reference number 18038 are highly sought-after vintage watches. Pre-owned pieces go for as little as 12,000 USD. These Day-Dates from the 1970s and '80s have the so-called "Stella" dial. Stella dials are made of solid enamel and come in a variety of colors including white, yellow, blue, orange, pink, turquoise, brown, salmon, or even black. Enamel dials are usually "fired" in a furnace, but these colorful faces were created using a special kind of enamel varnish. The origin of the term "Stella" is not known, but there are at least two theories. The first holds that the dials were named after the American artist Frank Stella, as the colorful faces supposedly resemble Stella's colorful artwork. The other hypothesis is that the name comes from the Latin word for star, stella, and refers to the brightness of the dials.

Technological Advancements

The first Day-Date with reference number 6511 was powered by the automatic caliber 1030. The day of the week disc, now available in more than 25 different languages, rotates over the date ring. Its small window is positioned in such a way that the correct day is displayed in full at 12 o'clock. Furthermore, the date window at the three o'clock position features the well-known Cyclops lens.

The caliber 1055 powered the watch with reference number 6611 from 1957. Rolex optimized this movement's date mechanism: In the very first versions of the Day-Date, the accuracy would decrease when the date changed. This problem was solved in the new generation of calibers.

More improvements came in the 1970s. Starting in 1972, some watches were available with the caliber 1556, which featured a stop-seconds mechanism. This allowed wearers to set the time to the exact second. Towards the end of the '70s, Rolex introduced the quickset date feature, which greatly benefited the Day-Date. The crown can be pulled out halfway, allowing the wearer to quickly set the date as well as the day of the week.

State-of-the-Art Technology: the Caliber 3255

Rolex has used their in-house caliber 3255 in the Day-Date since 2015. This movement has 14 patents. The designers reworked more than 90% of the caliber's components and further optimized them. For example, they made the barrel 50% smaller, allowing space for a spring with larger capacity. Thanks to the highly efficient Chronergy escapement developed by Rolex, the movement has an impressive power reserve of 70 hours. The caliber can power the watch through the weekend and still show the correct time Monday morning. The Chronergy escapement is an improvement on the Swiss anchor escapement made from a nickel-phosphorus alloy. Thanks to this alloy, the movement is not affected by magnetic fields. The manufacturer claims that the watch is 15% more efficient with this escapement system.

The caliber's balance wheel operates at 28,800 alternations per hour. At the core of the movement is the classic Rolex blue Parachrom balance spring made from a niobium-zirconium alloy. Like the escapement, the balance spring is unaffected by magnetic fields. According to the manufacturer, it is up to 10 times more precise than other movements when subjected to jolts. The movement also has the classic upraised last coil in its spring, also known as a Breguet balance spring. This also improves the movement's accuracy. Precision index adjustment occurs via the Microstella nuts on the inner side of the balance wheel. Every Rolex caliber is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The caliber 3255 also undergoes an internal testing process and is subjected to realistic conditions. The manufacturer claims that this process is twice as strict as that of the official COSC certification authority.

Technical Highlights

  • New in-house caliber 3255 in use since 2015
  • 70-hour power reserve
  • Chronergy escapement made from a non-magnetic nickel-phosphorus alloy which improves efficiency
  • Parachrom hairspring with Breguet overcoil for increased precision

The Rolex Day-Date: A Prestigious Luxury Watch

No other watch is enjoyed by so many powerful people as the Rolex Day-Date. The "President Watch" embodies pure luxury, prestige, and power. Whoever wears a Day-Date emphasizes their influential position in economics, politics, or society. Every Rolex watch is a solid investment thanks to the company's consistent model and marketing policies. Timepieces from Rolex are therefore timeless, coveted collector's items which enthrall everyone, not just heads of state.

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