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Rolex 36mm 18K YG Day-Date w/ Custom Diamonds - 18238 Double...
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Rolex 36mm 18K YG Day-Date w/ Custom Diamonds - 18238 Double...
Rs. 1,006,377
Seller
Austins Watches Inc.
149
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Factory Champagne Diamond Dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Factory Champagne Diamond Dial
Rs. 942,489
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Emron Watches
 
UK
Rolex Day-Date Borke Ref. 18078 Bj.1983 LC100 +Papiere+Brillia...
Rolex Day-Date Borke Ref. 18078 Bj.1983 LC100 +Papiere+Brillia...
Rs. 908,719
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
DE
Rolex Day Date 18238 lapis
Rolex Day Date 18238 lapis
Rs. 1,941,355
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chrono v8 ltd
 
UK
Rolex 2015 Rolex Day-Date II 41mm Diamond President 218238 18K...
Rolex 2015 Rolex Day-Date II 41mm Diamond President 218238 18K...
Rs. 2,818,326
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 388,271
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Saan Marco Orologi D'epoca
 
IT
Rolex Daydate
Rolex Daydate
Rs. 1,140,030
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
124
DE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 1,367,292
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A. W. Porter & Son Ltd
 
UK
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 1,239,080
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VIA DELLA SPIGA 22 MILANO SRL
 
RO
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 843,949
Seller
Avanti Fine Jewellery
 
UK
Rolex Day-Date 18038 Watch with 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet and...
Rolex Day-Date 18038 Watch with 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet and...
Rs. 637,585
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Crown & Caliber
10
US
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Yellow Gold Ruby Diamonds Rare Ref. 228238
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Yellow Gold Ruby Diamonds Rare Ref. 228238
Rs. 8,600,267
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Chronus Bridge Limited
 
UK
Rolex Factory Diamond Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 18239 18K...
Rolex Factory Diamond Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 18239 18K...
Rs. 898,860
Seller
Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day-Date 18239B
Rolex Day-Date 18239B
Rs. 941,764
Seller
BONAZZA S.R.L.
 
IT
Rolex Daydate
Rolex Daydate
Rs. 1,197,857
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
124
DE
Rolex Day-date Pink Gold Diamond Silver Automatic 228345RBR
Rolex Day-date Pink Gold Diamond Silver Automatic 228345RBR
Rs. 4,549,038
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VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
36
HK
Rolex Day-Date 40mm yellow gold president champagne roman dial
Rolex Day-Date 40mm yellow gold president champagne roman dial
Rs. 1,926,177
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Watch Trading Company
7
US
Rolex Daydate 750/000 Wg Diamonds And Dial Ref 180
Rolex Daydate 750/000 Wg Diamonds And Dial Ref 180
Rs. 1,558,784
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Luxus4you GmbH
 
DE
Rolex Day-Date 118239 Watch with 18k White Gold Bracelet and...
Rolex Day-Date 118239 Watch with 18k White Gold Bracelet and...
Rs. 981,545
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Crown & Caliber
10
US
Rolex Day-Date 40 mm Platinum Ref. 228396tbr-0002
Rolex Day-Date 40 mm Platinum Ref. 228396tbr-0002
Rs. 6,899,734
Seller
Chronus Bridge Limited
 
UK
Rolex 118239
Rolex 118239
Rs. 1,430,743
Seller
Sixty Six Watch Company
TW
Rolex 1972 Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 1803 18K Yellow Gold...
Rolex 1972 Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 1803 18K Yellow Gold...
Rs. 603,625
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex 166157
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Rolex 166157
Rs. 643,893
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Day-Date Weißgold 118209
Rolex Day-Date Weißgold 118209
Rs. 1,031,809
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CWC GmbH
65
DE
Rolex Day-date 950 Platinum Light Blue Automatic 228206A
Rolex Day-date 950 Platinum Light Blue Automatic 228206A
Rs. 3,514,263
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VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
36
HK
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Yellow Gold president white roman dial
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Yellow Gold president white roman dial
Rs. 1,926,177
Seller
Watch Trading Company
7
US
Rolex Day Date 950 Pt Diamonds Ref
Rolex Day Date 950 Pt Diamonds Ref
Rs. 2,888,819
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Luxus4you GmbH
 
DE
Rolex Day-Date 18239 (Diamond Dial) Watch with 18k White Gold...
Rolex Day-Date 18239 (Diamond Dial) Watch with 18k White Gold...
Rs. 889,263
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Crown & Caliber
10
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Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold 40 mm Ref. 228348RBR-0030
Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold 40 mm Ref. 228348RBR-0030
Rs. 4,705,371
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Chronus Bridge Limited
 
UK
Rolex Day-Date 40
Rolex Day-Date 40
Rs. 2,030,204
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Dynamic Watches
US
Rolex MINT Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 18038 18K Gold...
Rolex MINT Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 18038 18K Gold...
Rs. 637,115
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day-Date 18238 mit Super-Präsident-Band
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Rolex Day-Date 18238 mit Super-Präsident-Band
Rs. 1,067,745
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118339
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118339
Rs. 2,239,530
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-date Platinum With Diamonds Silver Automatic...
Rolex Day-date Platinum With Diamonds Silver Automatic...
Rs. 7,651,050
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VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
36
HK
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Rose gold president , chocolate roman
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Rose gold president , chocolate roman
Rs. 2,000,002
Seller
Watch Trading Company
7
US
Rolex Day Date Platin Mit Brilliantbesatz Und Bril
Rolex Day Date Platin Mit Brilliantbesatz Und Bril
Rs. 2,616,203
Seller
Luxus4you GmbH
 
DE
Rolex Day-Date 118238 Watch with 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet and...
Rolex Day-Date 118238 Watch with 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet and...
Rs. 1,057,048
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Crown & Caliber
10
US
Rolex Day-Date Green Emerald 40 mm Ref. 228396tem
Rolex Day-Date Green Emerald 40 mm Ref. 228396tem
Rs. 24,674,628
Seller
Chronus Bridge Limited
 
UK
Rolex Day-Date President 1803
Rolex Day-Date President 1803
Rs. 545,149
Seller
12ORE
29
IT
Rolex Factory Diamond Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 18038 18K...
Rolex Factory Diamond Rolex Day-Date President 36mm 18038 18K...
Rs. 1,073,424
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day-Date President Onyx Diamond
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Rolex Day-Date President Onyx Diamond
Rs. 1,057,419
Seller
Private Seller
 
GR
Rolex Watch Day-Date II 218235
Rolex Watch Day-Date II 218235
Rs. 2,239,530
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-date Gold Silver Automatic 228238SVRN
Rolex Day-date Gold Silver Automatic 228238SVRN
Rs. 1,986,397
Seller
VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
36
HK
Rolex Day-Date 40mm yellow gold  President 228238
Rolex Day-Date 40mm yellow gold President 228238
Rs. 1,916,110
Seller
Watch Trading Company
7
US
Rolex Day Date 750/000 Weissgold
Rolex Day Date 750/000 Weissgold
Rs. 1,211,818
Seller
Luxus4you GmbH
 
DE
Rolex Day-Date 118235 Watch with 18k Rose Gold Bracelet and...
Rolex Day-Date 118235 Watch with 18k Rose Gold Bracelet and...
Rs. 1,174,498
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Crown & Caliber
10
US
Rolex Day-Date Еverose 40 mm Ref. 228235-0025
Rolex Day-Date Еverose 40 mm Ref. 228235-0025
Rs. 2,116,946
Seller
Chronus Bridge Limited
 
UK
Rolex 18 Karat Day Date mit Stella Porzellanblatt TOP Zustand
Rolex 18 Karat Day Date mit Stella Porzellanblatt TOP Zustand
Rs. 826,026
Seller
Buxtehuder Uhrenbörse GmbH
397
DE
Rolex Vintage RARE 1957 Rolex Day-Date 36mm 6511 18K Yellow...
Rolex Vintage RARE 1957 Rolex Day-Date 36mm 6511 18K Yellow...
Rs. 1,006,243
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day-Date
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Rolex Day-Date
Rs. 517,796
Seller
Private Seller
 
SE
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118239
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118239
Rs. 1,178,700
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Day-date 18k White Gold Silver Automatic 18946MET
Rolex Day-date 18k White Gold Silver Automatic 18946MET
Rs. 3,168,654
Seller
VIP WATCH & JEWELLERY
36
HK
Rolex Day-Date 40
Rolex Day-Date 40
Price on request
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Watch Trading Company
7
US
Rolex Day-Date Rolex Day-Date Gelbgold 18038 Emerald 18038
Rolex Day-Date Rolex Day-Date Gelbgold 18038 Emerald 18038
Rs. 1,073,115
Seller
CWC GmbH
65
DE
Rolex Day-Date 118205 Watch with Platinum Bracelet and...
Rolex Day-Date 118205 Watch with Platinum Bracelet and...
Rs. 1,543,626
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Crown & Caliber
10
US
Rolex Day Date Double Quick 18kt Weißgold Automatik Armband...
Rolex Day Date Double Quick 18kt Weißgold Automatik Armband...
Rs. 1,139,121
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
544
DE
Rolex Day-Date Gold 18238
Rolex Day-Date Gold 18238
Rs. 1,060,830
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
144
UK
Rolex Day-Date President Silver Diamond 36mm 18238 18K Yellow...
Rolex Day-Date President Silver Diamond 36mm 18238 18K Yellow...
Rs. 731,075
Seller
Collectors Coins & Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Day-Date II / President II rose gold / rose gold face...
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Rolex Day-Date II / President II rose gold / rose gold face...
Rs. 2,271,402
Seller
Private Seller
 
UK
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118238
Rolex Watch Day-Date 118238
Rs. 1,315,430
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
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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.

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