Rolex is introducing the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, available in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold with distinctive new dials and gem-set bezels on some versions. Of the new combinations, two feature a novel dial design with a concentric gradient: the first, in 18 ct yellow gold, is presented with a green ombré dial; the second, in 18 ct Everose gold, with a brown ombré dial. Both are embellished with diamond hour markers in 18 ct gold settings; the diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock are baguette-cut,
a configuration specific to the Day-Date range. Two other versions, one
in 18 ct white gold and the other in 18 ct yellow gold, are fitted with
a dial in decorative stone – pink opal for one, slightly veined turquoise for the other – enhanced by shimmering hour markers with Roman numerals
VI and IX in 18 ct gold set with diamonds. The bezel is adorned with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. The last watch, in 18 ct white gold, is yet more precious. Its dial, featuring hour markers fashioned from ten baguette-cut sapphires in rainbow colors, is entirely paved with diamonds. Its bezel is illuminated by 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and its bracelet is set with 412 brilliant-cut diamonds along the centre links.
The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 36-mm Oyster case. All the new versions are equipped with calibre 3255, at the forefront of watchmaking technology, included on the Oyster
Perpetual Day-Date 36 for the first time. Like all Rolex watches, the new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 versions carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
Exclusivity according to Rolex.
At its launch in 1956, the Day-Date was a major innovation: it was the
first calendar wristwatch to indicate, in addition to the date, the day
of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock –
a technical feat at the time. The indication of the day of the week is
available in a choice of 26 languages. Watches in the Day-Date range
are made only in precious metals – 18 ct yellow, white or Everose
gold or 950 platinum. Worn by many of the world’s political figures, directors and visionaries, the Day-Date is instantly recognizable, in particular thanks to its emblematic President bracelet, whose evocative name, together with the eminent figures who have worn it, ensured the
Day-Date became known as the “presidents’ watch”.
A paragon of robustness and elegance, the Oyster case of the
Day-Date 36 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters
(330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct yellow,
white or Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratch proof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Day-Date 36’s high-precision movement.
Like all models in the prestigious Day-Date range, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 is made only of precious metals. In addition to the date, it indicates the day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial.
These versions of the Day-Date 36 are fitted with a President
bracelet in 18 ct gold. The three-piece link President bracelet, created
specially for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 1956,
is still reserved exclusively for the Day-Date range and to particular
versions of the Datejust. On these new versions, the President bracelet is equipped with an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp and includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity.
A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity
between the bracelet and case.
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex
in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’ s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative
performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice
that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.