Launched in 1956, the Day-Date is Rolex’s most outstanding precious metal model. Since it was given to the then President of the United States, Mr. Eisenhower, the assembled bracelet is called the “presidential bracelet.” High-end watches that only use four materials: platinum, white gold, gold, and rose gold, are also one of the models that labor fans look forward to.
Ref.228206→platinum meteorite dial
At noon, it is equipped with the day of the week, and you can also choose languages from 26 countries. In addition, the dot on the crown is a dot on the platinum model, which is also a way to distinguish platinum from white gold, a unique design only available on the day-date model. This model is also exceptional in Rolex, and there have been battery models. The dial also has a wide variety and various changes and has become one of the many graduation watches.
The first generation Ref.6511, was released in 1956, and Ref.6611 was released in 1957. The production cycle of both models is about one year, and the market distribution is minimal.
In the day-date type in the 1960s, Ref.1803/5, Ref.1803/8, and Ref.1803/9 were equipped with the movement Cal.1555, a dome-shaped plastic fake watch mirror, and the water resistance was about 50m.
In the late 1970s, the Ref.18038 and Ref.18039 series equipped with the movement Cal.3055 appeared. This model is fitted with a sapphire crystal and is water-resistant to 100m. It has a function that can quickly change the date and day of the week and has a design and style similar to the current model, but it has a feature of a thick case called a “kamaboko type.” At the same time, there were quartz watches with batteries, but the time was short.
In the late 1980s, Ref.18238 and Ref.18239 series equipped with Cal.3155 appeared. Compared with the thick case of the previous generation, the issue has become thinner, and the variety of dials has become more abundant.
Around the beginning of the 1990s, the Ref.18206 series with the highest quality platinum material appeared. The icy blue dial, only available on the platinum model, is also trendy on the day-date model.
Until the mid-1990s, there were [Toridol Bracelet] bracelets made of platinum, gold, and rose gold. This name comes from the French [Tri], meaning three different precious metals are used. Since the mid-1990s, the shape of the diamond and the base has changed and circulated. The prominent feature is that the ground has changed from a square with sharp corners to a square with rounded corners. Also, starting around 1998, as with other Rolex replica watches series, the luminous coating changed from Tritium to Luminova.
In 2000, the 6-digit day-date model appeared, including Ref.118238, Ref.118239, Ref.118235, and Ref.118206 series. In addition to the rounded case, the lugs and both sides of the bracelet are mirror polished, which is more luxurious and dazzling than the previous generation. In addition, [Everose Gold] material has appeared since 2005. Mixing a small amount of platinum with rose gold materials has the effect of preventing fading over time.
- Dial Color: Black Dial
- Band Width: 20mm
- Movement: Automatic
- Series: Day-Date
- Gender: Men’s
- Model: 118346
- Brand: Rolex