Rolex Day-Date watches or more commonly known as “The President” have set a lot of examples for the watchmaking industry. The timepiece has become famous among watch enthusiasts for all the right reasons. Here’s why you should also pick one up.Read More
Rolex first introduced the Day-Date in the year 1956. The design of the watch was much inspired by the iconic Rolex Datejust. But what sets this one apart is the day functionality, which clearly reads the day of the week at the 12 o’clock mark. It also had a date indicator placed on the 3 o’clock mark.
The first Rolex Day-Date watch was introduced in references 6510 and 6511. While the former came with a domed bezel, the latter featured the iconic fluted bezel. The flagship watch was only available in 18-carat gold and platinum material choices. Within just a period of one year, Rolex introduced its successor, the Day-Date reference 6611. The newer model came with the updated Caliber 1055 movement. This introduced the free-sprung balance with micro-stella adjustment.
Rolex Day-Date watches also introduced the President bracelet, which we have now come to love so much. The bracelet was initially not named President. Though the Swiss watch manufacturer used the word ‘President’ in some of the watch’s advertisements in 1966, it was not clear whether they were referring to the watch or just the bracelet.
President bracelet was a fusion of the Oyster bracelet and the iconic Jubilee bracelet. The Rolex Presidential bracelet had larger and heavier semi-circular links that mimicked portions of the Jubilee bracelet. But they were arranged in the same staggered setup as you would see on an Oyster bracelet.
Assuming you are out there searching for a pristine Day-Date, you have a lot of choices. From the case size to the materials, there are a considerable amount of choices to make. Rolex has not added numerous choices to confound you however this is to give clients a more extensive decision.
Here are the choices you need to browse through to get the exact watch you really want:
When you arrange a Rolex Day-Date, the main thing you ought to be clear about is the case size. This thoroughly relies upon one’s wrist size and personal preference. The Day-Date is available in two sizes, 36mm and 40mm.
The Day-Date lineup comes in a variety of material options. It is available in platinum, white gold, rose gold and yellow gold. Since it is considered as a flagship model made for the elite, the watch was never introduced in Stainless Steel. In terms of the bracelet, you can get the Day-Date only with the President bracelet. But, depending on your other choices, you might be able to get the Rolex Presidential bracelet with diamonds set on it.
Rolex Day-Date watches come with a Fluted or a Diamond-set bezel. The platinum models of the past featured a smooth bezel. Since the Platinum models and the White Gold models had a close resemblance to each other, due to the silver-toned look, the best way to differentiate between them was the bezel. The white gold model had a fluted bezel whereas the platinum one had a smooth one.
One not only gets a variety of color options to choose from but you also get to pick between exotic materials such as coral, onyx, mother-of-pearl, meteorite, malachite, lapis lazuli, burl wood, and more.’’
Recently, Rolex also added two feature dials with a striking, concentric gradient pattern for the 36mm model.
In 2019, Rolex unveiled new Day-Date 36 models where two feature dials with a striking concentric gradient pattern. These green ombre dial and brown ombre dial options are embellished with diamond indexes, which include baguette-cut diamonds at six and nine that sit alongside brilliant-cut diamonds for the remaining hour markers. Rolex also introduced some new decorative stone dials fashioned from turquoise or pink opal, where the Roman numerals VI and IX are set with diamonds.
Rolex Day-Date watches are perhaps some of the best timepieces thanks to their iconic design. The timepiece deserves a spot in every watch enthusiast’s collection. If you are looking to add a Day-Date to your collection, the best place to shop for one would be WatchMaestro. You cannot just purchase watches but even sell them to us. With our watch exchange option, one can even trade their high-end watch to get a Day-Date.
The prices in the secondary market for the Day-Date models are usually on the higher side due to the limited availability. But the Rolex Day-Date watches available at WatchMaestro come at unbeatable prices. Apart from that, you will also experience a completely hassle-free and smooth buying process. Every single watch sold by us is 100% genuine, and most of them come with their original box alongside all the paperwork.
U.S. President Lyndon B. was often seen wearing a Rolex Day-Date.
If you are looking to purchase a Rolex Day-Date, you can head over to WatchMaestro. While we have dozens of watches in our portfolio, if there is a particular model that you need, we can source it for you.
Yes. You can easily sell your Rolex Day-Date at WatchMaestro and get the best possible price for it.
With WatchMaestro, you can not only buy or sell watches but also get your Rolex Day-Date serviced or customized.
Jack Nicklaus Rolex Day-Date was the most expensive Day-Date model ever sold. The timepiece was sold for $1.22 million (roughly AED 4.48 million) at an auction in 2019.
The retail price of a Rolex Day Date starts at $28,350 (roughly AED 104,000).