Rolex
Day-Date 40
Oyster, 40 mm, white gold and diamonds

Rolex Day-Date - Goldfinger


Reference
228349RBR

Model case
Oyster, 40 mm, white gold and diamonds

Water-resistance
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel
Set with diamonds

Dial
Meteorite set with diamonds

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 and diamonds, m228349rbr-0040 - Goldfinger

Meteorite dial

This dial features 10 baguette-cut diamonds. Formed in the far reaches of the solar system, metallic meteorite comes from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago. On the voyage between planets, fragments of this natural extraterrestrial material, primarily composed of iron and nickel, cool by a few degrees Celsius every million years, creating unique, distinctive crystallization within the material that is impossible to recreate on Earth. Metallic meteorite is rare and challenging to work with, but once it is cut into thin sections and a chemical treatment is applied, the great beauty of its interwoven internal structure is revealed. These fascinating and varied formations are known as Widmanstätten patterns. For its dials, Rolex works with leading experts in the field and selects only the sections of meteorite with a particularly well-formed surface rich in different shapes and reflections.

Rolex Day-Date in gold and diamonds, m228349rbr-0040 - Goldfinger

Diamond-set bezel

Gem-setters, like sculptors, finely carve the precious metal to hand-shape the seat in which each gemstone will be perfectly lodged. With the art and craft of a jeweller, the stone is placed and meticulously aligned with the others, then firmly secured in its gold or platinum setting. Besides the intrinsic quality of the stones, several other criteria contribute to the beauty of Rolex gem-setting: the precise alignment of the height of the gems, their orientation and position, the regularity, strength and proportions of the setting as well as the intricate finishing of the metalwork. A sparkling symphony to enhance the watch and enchant the wearer.

Rolex Day-Date in gold and diamonds, m228349rbr-0040 - Goldfinger

18 kt white 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 and diamonds, m228349rbr-0040 - 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.

Rolex Day-Date in gold and diamonds, m228349rbr-0040 - Goldfinger

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