At Baselworld 2018, cheap Rolex Day-Date watches introduced a new meteorite option for the 18-carat white gold version of the Day-Date 40 (reference 228239). Rolex is currently selling a version of the Cosmograph Daytona chronograph with a meteorite dial, but the natural material is otherwise unusual in today’s collection of Rolex watches. Given its organic and metallic crystalline aesthetics, meteorite has been valued for decades as a dial material – that it comes from outer space and adds another dimension of value.
Rolex watches combine this meteorite dial with baguette cut diamond hour markers, making this watch an elegant and noble timepiece. Adding decorative elements such as diamonds makes it difficult to retain the male identity of a watch, but the fineness of the diamond hour markers makes it work. Of course, the dial has windows for the day of the week at 12 o’clock and for the date at 3 o’clock. When the cheap Rolex watches was originally introduced in 1956, it was the first wristwatch with a dial on which both the date
The Day-Date 40 is available in gold or platinum only and has what some consider to be buy Rolex watches‘s most durable classic design. Yes, some watch lovers may claim that their most well-known design is the Submariner – but since the mainstream audience is more likely to recognize the Day-Date and Datejust, this honor should be given to the “Rolex President”.
A few years ago, sale Rolex watches updated the Day-Date II model to Day-Date 40. It was an important upgrade as it was the first Rolex watch to showcase the company’s new 32XX family with its own movements. The Day-Date 40 includes the Rolex caliber 3255 self-winding movement, which is certified as a “superlative chronometer” in-house. The meteorite dial Day-Date 40 is the first Rolex to feature the miniature Rolex crown housed under “Swiss Made”, the 6 o’clock hour marker, which is a visual indicator that the clock is home to this modern clockwork.
The Caliber 3255 self-winding movement operates at 4 Hz with a 70-hour power reserve and displays time, date and day of the week. The movement also promises an accuracy of +/- 2 seconds per day. In my experience, the movements of the 3255 and other 32XX families are very good, with high accuracy and reliability. The 18-karat white gold copy Rolex watches case is water resistant to 100 meters and has a screw-down crown and a sapphire crystal. Of course, the “Cyclops Lens” over the date helps make it easier to read.
I found the meteorite dial to be a beautiful and compelling addition to the perfect Rolex watches. Rolex uses only high quality materials, especially for its high quality collections, so you get a fantastic piece of natural material that is both legible and useful. One of the benefits of this timepiece is the accumulation of rare materials in one product, combining 18ct white gold, diamonds and meteorites, all considered valuable materials. While the actual market shortage of these materials can be discussed, one purpose of integrating these materials is to enhance the intrinsic value of the watch.
At 40 mm wide and not very thick, the Day-Date 40 ref. 228239 wears very well. One of the reasons why the watch is optically smaller than in reality is that the width of the bracelet seems to decrease the size of the case, in keeping with Rolex’s desire to emphasize the president’s bracelet. The rounded three-link bracelet is very comfortable on the wrist and has a “hidden” deployment clasp for a consistent look from one end to the other.
White gold is a very luxurious material, but it often does not seem to be more than steel. The added weight of white gold means it feels different than steel, but unless you happen to be with a watch lover who knows that the Day-Date 40 is only available in gold and platinum, the watch could easily be mistaken for stainless steel become. With diamonds on the eye-catching meteorite dial, this Rolex President hits the line between extravagance and subtlety, adding more personality and character. Soon available,