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Rolex Very Rare 18k W/G Stella Dial Omani Crest Day-Date 18049
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Rolex Very Rare 18k W/G Stella Dial Omani Crest Day-Date 18049
NZ$ 78,591
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
Rolex Men's Day Date President - Champagne Index - Single...
Rolex Men's Day Date President - Champagne Index - Single...
NZ$ 15,943
Seller
Modern Swiss
 
US
Rolex Day-Date 18Kt Gold
Rolex Day-Date 18Kt Gold
NZ$ 20,027
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EXCLUSIVE S.R.L.S.
8
IT
Rolex Day-Date 40
Rolex Day-Date 40
NZ$ 43,009
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Watch My Diamonds
57
US
Rolex Day-Date President 18K Yellow Gold Double Quick 18238
Rolex Day-Date President 18K Yellow Gold Double Quick 18238
NZ$ 18,539
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Diamond Box, Inc. DBA Solitaire Bridal & Estate Jewellers
 
US
Rolex Solid 18k Yellow Gold Day Date President Watch Circa...
Rolex Solid 18k Yellow Gold Day Date President Watch Circa...
NZ$ 11,859
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La Jolla Jewelry and Collateral Loan Company
16
US
Rolex , GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET DAY-DATE, REF. 18038
Auction
Rolex , GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET DAY-DATE, REF. 18038
NZ$ 14,831
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Christie's
 
Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold 1803
Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold 1803
NZ$ 14,367
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Filipucci Juweliers
313
NL
Rolex Day-Date Platinum Emerald extremely rare - 228396TEM
Rolex Day-Date Platinum Emerald extremely rare - 228396TEM
NZ$ 489,417
Free shipping
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
83
CH
Rolex Day-Date Oyster Perpetual 36mm
Rolex Day-Date Oyster Perpetual 36mm
NZ$ 25,212
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AZAD WATCH NYC
 
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Rolex Day Date Platinum President  Glacier Ice Blue Roman 218206
Rolex Day Date Platinum President Glacier Ice Blue Roman 218206
NZ$ 65,997
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Modern Swiss
 
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Rolex Men's President ref.18038  18K Yellow Gold Factory...
Rolex Men's President ref.18038 18K Yellow Gold Factory...
NZ$ 20,022
Seller
FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
US
Rolex Day Date Ii President 41mm Rose Gold 33 Carat Custom...
Rolex Day Date Ii President 41mm Rose Gold 33 Carat Custom...
NZ$ 66,737
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
57
US
Rolex Day Date 1803 Gelbgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
Rolex Day Date 1803 Gelbgold 750 Automatik 36 mm DayDate
NZ$ 14,611
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
128
DE
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 (RO 2412)
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 (RO 2412)
NZ$ 13,061
Seller
Cavour Orologi Srl
76
IT
Rolex Daydate
Rolex Daydate
NZ$ 17,414
Seller
GB Orologi
21
IT
Rolex President Day Date 18k-Roman Diamond Red Dial-Diamond...
Rolex President Day Date 18k-Roman Diamond Red Dial-Diamond...
NZ$ 23,062
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Precious Timepiece and Co.
 
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Rolex 18K White Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Diamonds 18039 Quickset
Rolex 18K White Gold Day-Date Factory 8+2 Diamonds 18039 Quickset
NZ$ 17,790
Seller
Austins Watches Inc.
106
US
Rolex Day-Date 40mm 18k White Gold
Rolex Day-Date 40mm 18k White Gold
NZ$ 38,857
Seller
AZAD WATCH NYC
 
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Rolex Day-Date 40mm President White Roman Box & Papers/Card
Rolex Day-Date 40mm President White Roman Box & Papers/Card
NZ$ 43,744
Seller
Modern Swiss
 
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Rolex DAY-DATE 36mm 18K Yellow Gold President Champagne 2017
Rolex DAY-DATE 36mm 18K Yellow Gold President Champagne 2017
NZ$ 36,482
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Avi & Co NY
36
US
Rolex Day-Date President Platium Watch 18206
Rolex Day-Date President Platium Watch 18206
NZ$ 29,654
Seller
Diamond Box, Inc. DBA Solitaire Bridal & Estate Jewellers
 
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Rolex Day-Date President
Rolex Day-Date President
NZ$ 21,801
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Tarrytown Jewelers
 
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18K YG 18038
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18K YG 18038
NZ$ 17,796
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Phigora
79
US
Rolex , DAY-DATE, REF. 18038
Auction
Rolex , DAY-DATE, REF. 18038
NZ$ 17,797
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Christie's
 
Rolex 18k Gold Day-Date 18238 President 36mm-Blue Diamond...
Rolex 18k Gold Day-Date 18238 President 36mm-Blue Diamond...
NZ$ 18,539
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Precious Timepiece and Co.
 
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Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 26,122
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Spritz srl
10
IT
Rolex Day-Date President Bracelet
Rolex Day-Date President Bracelet
NZ$ 16,021
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Orologeria Duomo Milano
40
IT
Rolex Men's Day Date President - Champagne Index - Double...
Rolex Men's Day Date President - Champagne Index - Double...
NZ$ 17,426
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Modern Swiss
 
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Rolex Day-Date 40
Rolex Day-Date 40
NZ$ 40,788
Seller
Time Piece Trader Ltd
 
UK
Rolex Vintage Day-Date Ref-1803 18k White Gold Bj-1968
Rolex Vintage Day-Date Ref-1803 18k White Gold Bj-1968
NZ$ 13,879
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 10,797
Seller
PASSIONE VINTAGE
70
IT
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 (RO 3536)
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 (RO 3536)
NZ$ 15,325
Seller
Cavour Orologi Srl
76
IT
Rolex 118238 grsp Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Watch
Rolex 118238 grsp Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Watch
NZ$ 27,753
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
57
US
Rolex President Day-Date 41mm 218235 18k Rose Gold-Chocolate...
Rolex President Day-Date 41mm 218235 18k Rose Gold-Chocolate...
NZ$ 42,268
Seller
Precious Timepiece and Co.
 
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Rolex DAY-DATE PRESIDENT, WHITE GOLD
Rolex DAY-DATE PRESIDENT, WHITE GOLD
NZ$ 17,055
Seller
Golda Co.
9
US
Rolex Daydate Weissgold 750 18239 Automatik 36 mm Day Date
Rolex Daydate Weissgold 750 18239 Automatik 36 mm Day Date
NZ$ 18,094
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
128
DE
Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz Champagne Index 18K Gold
Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz Champagne Index 18K Gold
NZ$ 12,606
Seller
Modern Swiss
 
US
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 23,509
Seller
Orologeria Duomo Milano
40
IT
Rolex Day-Date Ref.1803
Rolex Day-Date Ref.1803
NZ$ 8,011
Seller
Manu Orologi-Preziosi
21
IT
Rolex Day-Date Green
Rolex Day-Date Green
NZ$ 26,992
Seller
Bonanno Gioielleria
69
IT
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 118238 (RO 3083)
Rolex Day-Date Ref. 118238 (RO 3083)
NZ$ 29,430
Seller
Cavour Orologi Srl
76
IT
Rolex Yellow Gold Presidential Day Date 36mm Black Mop Dial...
Rolex Yellow Gold Presidential Day Date 36mm Black Mop Dial...
NZ$ 23,728
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
57
US
Rolex Day-date 18 K Yellow Gold Gold Automatic 228398TRU
Rolex Day-date 18 K Yellow Gold Gold Automatic 228398TRU
NZ$ 199,486
Seller
VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
21
HK
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 Platinum President Ice Blue Index UNWORN
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 Platinum President Ice Blue Index UNWORN
NZ$ 67,851
Seller
Avi & Co NY
36
US
Rolex Vintage Day Date Single Quick Ref-18038 18k Yellow Gold...
Rolex Vintage Day Date Single Quick Ref-18038 18k Yellow Gold...
NZ$ 13,810
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Rolex Day Date Gelbgold Diamond Automatik Armband Präsident...
Rolex Day Date Gelbgold Diamond Automatik Armband Präsident...
NZ$ 23,675
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Juwelier Ralf Häffner
407
DE
Rolex Day-Date 40 Gelbgold Ref. 228238 Schwarz
Rolex Day-Date 40 Gelbgold Ref. 228238 Schwarz
NZ$ 46,009
Seller
Uhren2000 GmbH
226
DE
Rolex Day-Date II / President II Rosè 11/2014 Choco B&P LC EU
Rolex Day-Date II / President II Rosè 11/2014 Choco B&P LC EU
NZ$ 44,407
Seller
GM Watches
 
DE
Rolex 18k Y/G O/P Rare Lapis Lazuli Dial Day-Date 18238
Rolex 18k Y/G O/P Rare Lapis Lazuli Dial Day-Date 18238
NZ$ 34,819
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
89
UK
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
NZ$ 17,240
Seller
GARCÍA JOYEROS
18
ES
Rolex Mens Rolex President 18kt Yellow Gold Day-date Diamond...
Rolex Mens Rolex President 18kt Yellow Gold Day-date Diamond...
NZ$ 37,076
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
57
US
Rolex Day-Date Tridor Masterpiece Meteorite Diamond Dial
Rolex Day-Date Tridor Masterpiece Meteorite Diamond Dial
NZ$ 68,787
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
454
NL
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 White Gold President Blue Roman Dial
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 White Gold President Blue Roman Dial
NZ$ 43,749
Seller
Avi & Co NY
36
US
Rolex Day-Date II / President II 41MM
Rolex Day-Date II / President II 41MM
NZ$ 44,492
Seller
Golda Co.
9
US
Rolex : Day-Date President :  118206 :  Platinum : blue...
Rolex : Day-Date President : 118206 : Platinum : blue...
NZ$ 74,532
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BernardWatch.com
145
US
Rolex Vintage Day-Date Ref-1803 18k White Gold Bj-1973
Rolex Vintage Day-Date Ref-1803 18k White Gold Bj-1973
NZ$ 16,143
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Rolex Day-Date  Watch  1803
Rolex Day-Date Watch 1803
NZ$ 13,061
Seller
della Rocca gioielli - Carol Exclusive
95
IT
Rolex - Day Date - Gents - 2007
Auction
Rolex - Day Date - Gents - 2007
NZ$ 34,829
Estimated price
Seller
Catawiki BV
 
Rolex Daydate Weissgold 750 18239 Automatik 36 mm Day Date
Rolex Daydate Weissgold 750 18239 Automatik 36 mm Day Date
NZ$ 18,094
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
128
DE
Rolex Day-Date II Rose Ruby Dial 3/2017 B&P Like New 99,99%
Rolex Day-Date II Rose Ruby Dial 3/2017 B&P Like New 99,99%
NZ$ 60,080
Seller
GM Watches
 
DE

The Presidential Watch: The Rolex Day-Date

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

Highlights

  • 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 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. All other models, such as the Daytona, the Oyster Perpetual, and the Submariner, have the Oyster bracelet with flat three-piece links.
The watch, nicknamed the Rolex President, isn't just popular among politicians: Financial investors, church leaders, actors, and other prominent figures are all fans of this unique timepiece. US presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as Pope John Paul II, were Day-Date wearers. Investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, also wears a Day-Date. One watch in particular has a special story. Marilyn Monroe allegedly gave her lover John F. Kennedy a Day-Date engraved with the words "Jack / With love as always / Marilyn / May 29th 1962." Kennedy supposedly gave the watch to one of his employees. The validity of this story remains uncertain, but it has certainly contributed to the brand's mythology.

On an Equal Footing with Statesmen

If you're looking for a watch that would help you fit in with the world's most powerful statesmen, then the Rolex Day-Date is an appropriate choice. It's the most beloved watch amongst politicians and big business CEOs, earning it the nickname "President Watch." It's available exclusively in 18-karat gold or platinum and is the epitome of luxury and prestige. Wearing a Day-Date on your wrist symbolizes your influence. Well-maintained, pre-owned gold models cost around 4,000 euros. New gold models are more expensive, running around 10,000 euros. New platinum versions are available for around 30,000 euros, and pre-owned versions are about 10,000 euros less expensive at 20,000 euros.

Buying Tips

  • Pre-owned, well-maintained models starting at 4,000 euros
  • New gold watches starting at 10,000 euros; platinum versions starting at 30,000 euros
  • President bracelet with semi-circular three-piece links available exclusively for the Day-Date
  • Coveted vintage model: reference 18038 (starting around 7,000 euros)

Similar Models from Other Manufacturers

Purely Luxurious Designs and Materials

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 color 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 stunningly eye-catching, 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 or, in the case of the Day-Date II, 41 mm.
The models with reference number 18038 are highly sought-after vintage watches. 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 ranging from white to 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 two possible theories. The first claims 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 is referring to the brightness of the dials.

Forward-Looking Manufacturing Techniques

The first Day-Date with reference number 6511 is 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. The small day of the week 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 powers 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 could be pulled out halfway, allowing the wearer to quickly set the date as well as the day of the week.

Up to Date with 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 vibrations 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, making it a so-called 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 in the world. The Rolex Day-Date embodies pure luxury, prestige, and power. Whoever wears a Day-Date is emphasizing 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.