Rolex Day-Date 40 Oyster, 40 mm, platinum, M228236-0012

Rolex

Day-Date 40

Oyster, 40 mm, platinum

$63,300
i
All prices are Rolex's suggested retail price before applicable taxes. Prices can be modified at any time without notice.
Model availability
Front facing Rolex Day-Date 40 watch

Reference:

228236

Model case:

Oyster, 40 mm, platinum

Water-resistance:

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel:

Fluted

Dial:

Ice blue

Bracelet:

President, semi-circular three-piece links

Movement:

Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

Calibre:

3255, Manufacture Rolex

Power reserve:

Approximately 70 hours

Certification:

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)


Download Brochure

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.

Ice-Blue Dial

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. This exclusive dial colour can be found only on the Day-Date, the Cosmograph Daytona and the Perpetual 1908.

Platinum

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.

Rolex crown

Model availability

All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.

Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.

Long's Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.