Rolex Day Date Watches
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date was debuted in 1956 as the Rolex premium line. The Rolex Day Date watches are only available in 18k gold and platinum. Rolex Day-Date was the first automatic watch that has the date and day of the week display on the dial.
Ten years after the debut of this Rolex watch, a legendary title was widely crowned to the Rolex Day Date watch. Being sported by United States President, Lyndon Johnson, The Rolex Day Date was named as "The President Watch". Since then the Rolex Day Date has been the choice of many powerful and accomplished men across the world. Initially, the term Rolex Presidential was just to refer bracelets and not the entire watch from the Rolex Day Date line of watches. As time goes, The Rolex Day Date is also known as Rolex President watch.
History of Rolex Day Date Watches
Rolex, through the years, has been an unshakable legend in offering exceptional innovations and stunning timepieces, not only for raising their brand value but to accomplish every milestone to represent success, honour, and status. One such creation from Rolex is the Rolex Day-Date which is also known as the “Rolex President”. It is a testimonial conspicuous to the exquisite collection of Rolex luxury watches.
This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date was debuted in 1956 in yellow gold as the first automatic chronometer watch which contains both, a day wheel at the top and a date wheel at 3:00. It is crafted from the precious metals either with the 18 karat gold or solid 950 platinum and has a classic design which is made to top the Rolex portfolio.
The nickname "The President"
Ten years down the line after its debut, this legendary title was officially crowned to the Rolex Day-Date. Being sported by United States President, Lyndon Johnson it was dubbed as "The President’s Watch" in U.S. magazine advertisement. This was not the end since then it has been the choice of many powerful and accomplished men across the globe. Initially, the term Rolex Presidential was just coined to refer bracelets and not the entire watch from the Rolex Day Date line of watches. But later the name president came to refer to the entire Day Date watch. Later in 1984, the Rolex President Day Date featured the chronometer. This was the time when the Day-Date watch officially got its name "President". Many stories may revolve about the nickname Rolex Day Date President but the skillful crafting of this elegant timepiece makes it an unquestionable choice.
Explore the Variations
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date is available in a wide variety of dial colors, bezel/hour marker alternatives, and bracelet configurations. Whilst no stainless steel or two-tone choices exist for the day date models. Certainly, you have the options for exploring from the yellow, white, or rose gold, and even solid 950 platinum offers you an outlandish option to choose from. However, Rolex Day Date admirers have plenty of options to explore from, so let’s take a close look at few of the new models showcased below, all made with 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, or 18k Everose gold cases and available in several colorful dial-strap combinations.
Vintage Rolex Day Date 18038
The sophisticated President Day-Date 18038 is the best gem to add to your watch box. It comes with the case and bracelet manufactured from yellow gold. It offers you a trendy design without sacrificing the antique looks. It has 36 mm case size and pie-pan dial. It features Calibre 3055 perpetual movement and this fifth generation movement includes 28,800 BPH with the Quickset function. Now you don’t need to wound the crown to a full 24 hours to change the date, courtesy to Quickset. The Quickset function allows the wearer to adjust the date aperture on the dial with a quick twist of the crown.
Vintage Rolex Day Date 18078
Debuted in 1977, this solid Rolex Day Date gold watch sports the black dial and baton hour markers configuration. On its 36mm Oyster case rests a bezel with textured bark finishing. The same bark finishing further extends on the president bracelet as well. The baroque grooves further add to the beauty of this iconic model. If you desire for same design studded with diamonds, then this where your hunt ends because this is the only ref. with diamonds. Another distinguishing feature of this Rolex 18078 is the bark accent which is only present on the center links of the bracelet since this timepiece has a diamond bezel.
Vintage Rolex Day Date 18248
This series of Rolex Day Date model is rare and beautiful. This too has the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the gold bark Bracelet and made of Gold 18k fluted bark bezel. But what sets it apart is its caliber 3155 movement which beats the other vintage models. The caliber 3155 movement provides accuracy -4/+6 seconds a day.
Vintage Rolex Day Date 18238
Introduced in 1988, this Rolex Day Date model with caliber 3155 movement includes the double quickset function and its ability to change both the day and date independently from the time, which purveys much more feasibility for its wearers. The Day-Date 18238 is on par with some of the world’s most lavish timepieces and leaves everyone astonished who gazes upon it.
Any of the above vintage Day Date Rolex President watch models are a great choice. To add to your collection from more options available from these exude models.
In 2015 Rolex introduced the Rolex Day Date 40, the new size 40 mm with the iconic Rolex Oyster feature.
The Rolex Day-Date holds iconic status and massive popularity across the globe. It symbolizes refinement, comfort, and luxury. Rolex's premier lines of watches, the Rolex Day Date is the perfect timepiece and remains the irrefutable choice for celebrities, CEO's, Presidents, and professional athletes. Its exclusive use of precious metals make it a two-fold investment, and its simplicity and its enduring design promise you that it will never go out of fashion.
Features of Rolex Watches
Rolex, since its inception in 1908, has brought various innovative technological revolution to the wristwatch industry and is still evolving. Rolex, which is popular as a mechanical watch also in Japan, has value, functional beauty and reliability supported by the high technical force of skilled technicians is not found in other brands.
As a Brand of quality, Rolex Company usually creates its watches using high-quality non-corrosion steel, 904L Stainless Steel, that no other brand uses. Unlike the 316L which is widely used by other brands, 904L steel is very durable and shinier.
Although it’s hidden by the impermeable case, Rolex watches have been equipped with perpetual movements for years. Of which have been greatly celebrated by the watch wearers following its Chronometric performance. Recently, anyhow, the renowned Swiss brand was able to introduce its new movement- Caliber 3255, which is believed to even surpass the set COSC level of Chronometric precision.
Recognized as the first impermeable case in the world, Oyster case is one of the largest milestones of Rolex which was invented in 1926. The Rolex Oyster diver watches are guaranteed to have a water resistance of up to 3,900 meters.
Triplock Crown Seal
Various Rolex sports watches have been fitted with a triplock winding crown seal which helps enhance the waterproofness of the watch. This system, natheless, is fitted in the winding crown’s tube, thus, is only visible after unscrewing the winding crown.