Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 New Models

During the Watches and Wonders exhibition in 2022, Rolex unveiled a really cool Platinum Day-Date 40 model with an ice blue dial.

At the same time, the brand has also expanded the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date collection by adding several other versions of the 40mm Day-Date watch with platinum or 18 carat yellow gold case. All the watches come with the luxurious President bracelet, which features semi-circular three-piece links and a concealed folding Crownclasp.

All the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 watches are equipped with the Calibre 3255, a self-winding movement with a weekend-proof power reserve of 70 hours. They display the day of the week at 12 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum

Twelve new platinum models have been added. Made of 950 platinum, these references feature fluted bezel. The dial choices include Bright black, Bright blue, Diamond-paved, Ice-blue with sun-brush or diagonal motif, Meteorite, Olive Green, Silver, Slate and White.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum Model with a Meteorite Dial (reference 228236-0011)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum Model with a Meteorite Dial (reference 228236-0011)/ Image Copyright: Rolex

Depending upon the model, the dial comes with any of the following configurations:

  • Baton-shaped hour-markers: References 228236-0003, 228236-0005 and 228236-0013.
  • Baguette-set diamond hour markers: References 228236-0002, 228236-0004, 228236-0006, 228236-0009 and 228236-0011.
  • Combination of baton indices and Roman numerals: References 228236-0007, 228236-0008, 228236-0010 and 2282360-0012.

The new references with baton hour markers feature the Chromalight luminescent coating on the hands and indexes, offering long-lasting blue luminescence. Featuring sun-brush finish or diagonal-motif, the versions with Ice-blue dial come with blued central seconds hand.

  • Reference 228236-0002: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Silver dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0003: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Bright black dial with baton hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0004: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Bright black dial baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0005: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue diagonal motif dial with baton hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0006: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0007: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Bright-blue dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0008: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Olive-green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0009: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond and sapphire hour markers (8 baguette-cut diamonds and 2 baguette-cut sapphires at 6 and 9 o’clock), and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0010: Platinum case with fluted bezel, White dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0011: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Meteorite dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 2282360-0012: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0013: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Slate dial with baton hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold

Rolex has added three new Day-Date 40 yellow gold references with fluted bezels. They respectively feature diamond-paved, Onyx and Green dials.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Fluted Bezel and Diamond-paved Dial (reference 228238-0054)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Fluted Bezel and Diamond-paved Dial (reference 228238-0054)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 228238-0054: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228238-0059: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, Onyx dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228238-0061: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, Green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.

The brand has also released six new Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold models with diamond-set bezels. Depending upon the version, the bezel is adorned with brilliant-cut or baguette-cut diamonds. Three dial choices are available: Diamond-paved, Onyx and Green.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Diamond-set Bezel and a Diamond-Paved Dial (reference 228348RBR-0037)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Diamond-set Bezel and a Diamond-Paved Dial (reference 228348RBR-0037)/ Image Copyright: Rolex

Both Diamond-paved and Onyx dial versions feature baguette-cut diamond hour markers. The new Yellow Gold Day-Date 40mm references with Green dial spotlight a combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

  • Reference 228348RBR-0037: 18K Yellow gold case with brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228348RBR-0039: 18K Yellow gold case with brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, Onyx dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228348RBR-0040: 18K Yellow gold case with brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, Green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228398TBR-0036: 18K Yellow gold case with baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228398TBR-0038: 18K Yellow gold case with baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, Onyx dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228398TBR-0039: 18K Yellow gold case with baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.

Technical details

Case
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 950 Platinum or 18K Yellow Gold
Bezel: Fluted or Diamond-set
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 3255, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous day and date in apertures, unrestricted rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: President, semi-circular three-piece links
Material: 950 Platinum or 18K Yellow Gold
Clasp: Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)