One of Rolex’s most iconic models, the Day-Date, has just debuted in platinum and with an ice blue dial or, as is very much in vogue today, the “Tiffany blue” dial with a fluted bezel… and 40mm case.
When you look at it it’s almost easy to see how this classic model has won over a wide audience over the years, you can’t help but like it, and this blue dial on the platinum case sits perfectly, and now the new fluted bezel just accentuates the class of this iconic model. But in everything, there is always a downside, and for us, the 40mm case is a huge downside.
The 950 Platinum case comes with a polished finish and features a fluted bezel, sapphire crystal with magnifier over the date window and crown engraved with the traditional Rolex cornet at 3 o’clock.
The new Day-Date on the ice blue dial features the iconic arched window at 12 o’clock showing the day of the week, and which is available in 26 different languages, date window at 3 o’clock. Applied Roman numerals and hour markers, and also faceted hands all in 18k white gold, as the applied Rolex cornet at 12 hours and a blue central seconds hand.
Inside, it is powered by the self-winding movement Caliber 3255 launched in 2015, which incorporates the Chronergy escapement, which guarantees superior efficiency and offers a generous 70 hours of power reserve.
Almost as famous as the watch is the conical three-link bracelet that has accompanied the watch since its creation in 1956, designated the president bracelet, as it has been worn by many presidents and other prestigious men, and remains until today exclusive to the Day-Date model.
The discussion of size is always a controversial subject, which varies depending on the size of people’s wrists but above all on the taste of each one, and we never hide our option for more moderate sizes, and although this release is offered in 40mm but also in 36mm, we cannot fail to highlight the small dial nuances that exist between the two sizes available, but that makes all the difference and makes us wish that the 36mm dial was faithfully the same as the 40mm… but it is not.
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Model: Day-Date 40
Dial: Ice blue
Case Material: 950 Platinum
Case Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: 950 Platinum
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: 950 Platinum bracelet with concealed folding crownclasp
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Price: Available under request
Limited Edition: No