The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date is the very essence of luxury, a prestigious watch chosen by many of the world's elite.From its launch in 1956, the Day-Date was immediately recognized as the watch worn by influential people. The Day-Date was the first calendar wristwatch to display the day, as well as the date, in its entirety. Faithful to its noble origins, the Day-Date is made exclusively of gold or platinum, the most precious metals.
Style of the Day-Date
The Day-Date has always embodied prestige and exclusivity. A hallmark of its nobility, the Day-Date’s Oyster case is produced exclusively in 950 platinum or in 18 ct gold. The bezel can be fluted, smooth or, on the gem-set versions, arrayed in the most beautiful of precious stones.
A choice of unique dials in refined colours and textures enhances this timeless symbol of excellence.
Function of the Day-Date
Initially presented in 1956, the Day-Date was a world first. The first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full. Worn by many world leaders, the Day-Date is available with a bespoke day display in a wide choice of languages.
Spirit of the Day-Date
Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter how different their vision, their field of excellence or their achievements, many of these exceptional men and women have one thing in common: the Day-Date.
The Oyster case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted exclusively from a solid block of 950 platinum or 18 ct gold. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex.
Another core component in the watertight structure is the winding crown fitted with the patented Twinlock double waterproofness system, which screws down securely against the case. The sapphire crystal is clamped tight by the bezel. The Oyster case provides the high-precision Rolex movement with optimal protection from water, dust, pressure and shocks.