Rolex
Day-Date 40
Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

Rolex Day-Date - Goldfinger


Reference
228238

Model case
Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

Water-resistance
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel
Fluted

Dial
White

Bracelet
President, semi-circular three-piece links

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

Calibre
3255, Manufacture Rolex

Power reserve
Approximately 70 hours

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Day-Date in gold, m228238-0042 - Goldfinger

Fluted bezel

The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the Oyster bezel had a functional purpose: it served to screw the bezel onto the case helping to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was therefore identical to the fluting on the case back, which was also screwed onto the case for waterproofness, using specific Rolex tools. Over time, the fluting became an aesthetic element, a genuine Rolex signature feature. Today the fluted bezel is a mark of distinction, in platinum on this Day-Date 40.

Rolex Day-Date in gold, m228238-0042 - Goldfinger

White dial

Lacquer combines almost limitless freedom of colour with intensity and a smooth finish. The lacquering technique consists of successively depositing six thin layers of lacquer on a brass base plate. A colourless varnish is then applied to give the colour or shade all of its depth and shine. Once the varnish is dry, the surface of the dial is polished to magnify the colour; the dial is then ready to be pad printed and receive its appliques.

Rolex Day-Date in gold, m228238-0042 - Goldfinger

18 kt yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 kt gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 kt gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

Rolex Day-Date in gold, m228238-0042 - Goldfinger
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Model availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. Goldfinger is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

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