One of Rolex’s most recognizable dials is that of the Day-date, the semi-circular window at twelve o’clock displays the day of the week fully spelled out. Accompanied by a presidential bracelet that is notably only paired with precious metals such as gold or platinum. The presidential bracelet is fitted with a concealed crown clasp, opened with a hinged Rolex crown, an aesthetic and functional feature of the bracelet. A hidden attachment system on the bracelet ensures visual continuity between the bracelet and the case. This watch radiates excellence, style, and sophistication.
The Day-date takes it a step further, by displaying the day of the week in the wear’s language. Utilizing all writing systems such as Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese ideograms, and even the Ge’ez alpha syllabary used in the Horn of Africa. The Day-date is truly a multicultural watch that gives the wearer a personal touch. The Day-date was the first self-winding, waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display both date and day fully spelled out and in two separate windows. Both Day and date change simultaneously at midnight, this innovation continues to fascinate nearly seven decades later.
Initially, the fluted bezel served a functional purpose, it screwed down the bezel onto the case to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was identical and paired with the fluted caseback once utilized by Rolex. Nowadays, the fluted bezel is an element of beauty and distinction that is always crafted in either gold or platinum. The Rolex Day-date 228245 is housed entirely in rose gold and has a sundust dial with roman numeral hour markers. The Day-date 40 mm is equipped with a calibre 3255 movement developed and manufactured by Rolex for a superlative level of performance.