Oyster, 40 mm, platinum
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
3255, Manufacture Rolex
Approximately 70 hours
President, semi-circular three-piece links
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
The ice-blue dial is the discreet and exclusive signature of a Rolex platinum watch. Rolex uses platinum, the noblest of metals, for the finest of watches. These exclusive dials can be found only on the Day-Date and the Cosmograph Daytona.
The 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.
Rare and precious, platinum is striking for its silvery whiteness and vibrant luminosity. It is among the densest and heaviest metals in the world, distinguished by unique chemical and physical properties such as exceptional corrosion resistance. Paradoxically, it is also soft, elastic and highly malleable, which makes machining and polishing especially difficult, demanding an extremely high degree of skill. Rolex always uses 950 platinum, an alloy consisting of 950‰ (thousandths) platinum, painstakingly crafted in-house by the fine metalworkers at Rolex. The noblest of metals for the finest of watches.
Availability of the Model
All Rolex wristwatches are crafted by hand with the highest level of care and attention to detail in order to meet the brand's high quality standards. It goes without saying that this level of care affects Rolex's ability to produce watches in high numbers, which means that high demand can affect the availability of certain Models.
The new Rolex wristwatches are only available from official retailers. These dealers are supplied regularly and can decide for themselves which customers they sell which watch to.
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