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Rolex Day-Date
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Rolex Day-Date
AED 70,007
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IL CORDUSIO SAS
 
IT
Rolex - Day Date 1804 White Dial YG
Rolex - Day Date 1804 White Dial YG
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40mm
Rolex Day-Date 40mm
AED 108,924
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 168,000
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Timepiece360
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 118,476
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Momentum Dubai
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40MM Yellow Gold White Dial Watch
Rolex Day-Date 40MM Yellow Gold White Dial Watch
AED 98,900
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The Store
AE
Rolex Day Date 40
Rolex Day Date 40
AED 168,458
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Rainbow Tech
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40  rhodium stripe dial
Rolex Day-Date 40 rhodium stripe dial
AED 94,410
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Cleopatra Watches & Jewellery
AE
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Daydate
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Daydate
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GoldenTimeCo
AE
Rolex DAY-DATE Mother of Pearl and Diamonds
Rolex DAY-DATE Mother of Pearl and Diamonds
AED 73,655
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Abu Jameel Jewellery Co. W.L.L
BH
Rolex - Day Date Special Red Dial 18038
Rolex - Day Date Special Red Dial 18038
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex Day-Date II 41mm
Rolex Day-Date II 41mm
AED 122,067
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 57,000
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Timepiece360
AE
Rolex Day Date Chinese
Rolex Day Date Chinese
AED 55,000
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Momentum Dubai
AE
Rolex Day Date 40mm Special Edition Arabic Dial  Watch
Rolex Day Date 40mm Special Edition Arabic Dial Watch
AED 224,500
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The Store
AE
Rolex Day Date
Rolex Day Date
AED 156,240
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Rainbow Tech
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40 roman dial Platinum
Rolex Day-Date 40 roman dial Platinum
AED 155,129
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Cleopatra Watches & Jewellery
AE
Rolex Day-date Baguette Bezel Arabic Numerals
Rolex Day-date Baguette Bezel Arabic Numerals
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GoldenTimeCo
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 49,982
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timepassion
 
US
Rolex - DayDate 228396TEM Emeralds Bezel and Dial Platinum
Rolex - DayDate 228396TEM Emeralds Bezel and Dial Platinum
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex Day Date 41mm Automatic Ice Blue Dial Platinum
Rolex Day Date 41mm Automatic Ice Blue Dial Platinum
AED 146,244
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold & Diamonds
Rolex Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold & Diamonds
AED 84,540
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Timepiece360
AE
Rolex Day Date Lemon Dial (with Box)
Rolex Day Date Lemon Dial (with Box)
AED 50,400
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Momentum Dubai
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Yellow Gold Watch
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Yellow Gold Watch
AED 89,500
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The Store
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 277,678
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Rainbow Tech
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40  Indian/Arabic Dial. Special Edition
Rolex Day-Date 40 Indian/Arabic Dial. Special Edition
AED 213,627
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Cleopatra Watches & Jewellery
AE
Rolex - Day Date - 18248 - Men - 1990-1999
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Rolex - Day Date - 18248 - Men - 1990-1999
AED 59,069
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Catawiki BV
 
Rolex Day-Date II / President II Diamond Dial/Bezel
Rolex Day-Date II / President II Diamond Dial/Bezel
AED 164,756
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timepassion
 
US
Rolex - Day Date 18308 Green Dial YG
Rolex - Day Date 18308 Green Dial YG
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40mm
Rolex Day-Date 40mm
AED 101,889
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 48,000
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Timepiece360
AE
Rolex Day Date 'Stella' (Full Set)
Rolex Day Date 'Stella' (Full Set)
AED 110,886
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Momentum Dubai
AE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Rose Gold Watch
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Rose Gold Watch
AED 104,800
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The Store
AE
Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Day-Date
AED 151,797
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Rainbow Tech
AE
Rolex Day-Date II ice blue Diamond dial LIKE NEW
Rolex Day-Date II ice blue Diamond dial LIKE NEW
AED 163,423
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Cleopatra Watches & Jewellery
AE
Rolex - Day Date - 19018 - Men - 1980-1989
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Rolex - Day Date - 19018 - Men - 1980-1989
AED 34,566
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Catawiki BV
 
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
AED 85,436
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
66
UK
Rolex - Day Date 18161 Diamond Bezel Agete Dial YG
Rolex - Day Date 18161 Diamond Bezel Agete Dial YG
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40mm
Rolex Day-Date 40mm
AED 102,889
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex Yellow Gold Presidential Day Date 36mm Black Mop Dial...
Rolex Yellow Gold Presidential Day Date 36mm Black Mop Dial...
AED 59,234
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Watch My Diamonds
44
US
Rolex Day-Date 40 18 kt Everose-Gold Schoko DIA 228235
Rolex Day-Date 40 18 kt Everose-Gold Schoko DIA 228235
AED 140,146
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Uhren2000 GmbH
213
DE
Rolex platinum Day-Date
Rolex platinum Day-Date
AED 105,518
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
41
US
Rolex Day Date 40
Rolex Day Date 40
AED 170,309
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Rainbow Tech
AE
Rolex Day-Date 40 Platinum Arabic Script Watch 228206
Rolex Day-Date 40 Platinum Arabic Script Watch 228206
AED 244,079
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Time 4 Diamonds DMCC Ltd
12
UK
Rolex day date president pink gold -mens women
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Rolex day date president pink gold -mens women
AED 54,693
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Catawiki BV
 
Rolex Platinum Black MOP Roman Dial Day-Date Gents 18206
Rolex Platinum Black MOP Roman Dial Day-Date Gents 18206
AED 80,554
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
66
UK
Rolex - Day Date 118348 Diamond Bezel Green Dial YG
Rolex - Day Date 118348 Diamond Bezel Green Dial YG
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex DAY DATE 41MM
Rolex DAY DATE 41MM
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex 228235 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40m/18K Everose Gold Watch
Rolex 228235 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40m/18K Everose Gold Watch
AED 95,706
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Watch My Diamonds
44
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 18 kt Weißgold Leder 118139 Rot
Rolex Day-Date 36 18 kt Weißgold Leder 118139 Rot
AED 76,789
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Uhren2000 GmbH
213
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Ref. 18239
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Ref. 18239
AED 52,287
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Juwelier Eupen
73
DE
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 Rose Gold President Chocolate Roman Dial
Rolex DAY-DATE 40 Rose Gold President Chocolate Roman Dial
AED 107,365
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Avi & Co NY
25
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date - 118206A
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date - 118206A
AED 106,628
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
72
CH
Rolex - Day-Date - 18208 - Men - 1990-1999
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Rolex - Day-Date - 18208 - Men - 1990-1999
AED 43,755
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Catawiki BV
 
Rolex 18k Y/G O/P Rare Silver Baton Dial Day-Date Vintage 1803
Rolex 18k Y/G O/P Rare Silver Baton Dial Day-Date Vintage 1803
AED 80,554
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
66
UK
Rolex - Day Date 18238 Diamond Bezel and Dial Y/G
Rolex - Day Date 18238 Diamond Bezel and Dial Y/G
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Qahtan Jewellery & Watches
AE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II 41mm Platinum Case
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II 41mm Platinum Case
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Luxury Souq Dubai
AE
Rolex Yellow Gold Presidential Day Date White Dial Diamond...
Rolex Yellow Gold Presidential Day Date White Dial Diamond...
AED 59,234
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Watch My Diamonds
44
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 18 kt Gelbgold Leder 118138 Cognac
Rolex Day-Date 36 18 kt Gelbgold Leder 118138 Cognac
AED 71,758
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Uhren2000 GmbH
213
DE
Rolex Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Unisex 18238 - W4066
Rolex Day-Date 18k Yellow Gold Unisex 18238 - W4066
AED 68,325
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Xupes.com
54
UK

The Presidential Watch: The Rolex Day-Date

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.