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Rolex Day-Date 40 Oyster, 40 mm, white gold and diamonds M228349RBR-0040

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Day-Date 40

40 mm, 18 ct white gold

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Model availability
Rolex Day-Date in 18 ct white gold M228349RBR-0040 at La Différence Time Centre

Reference

228349RBR

Model case

Oyster, 40 mm, white gold and diamonds

Water-resistance

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel

Set with diamonds

Dial

Meteorite set with diamonds

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)

Rolex Day-Date in 18 ct white gold M228349RBR-0040 at La Différence Time Centre

Meteorite dial

This dial features 10 baguette-cut diamonds. Formed in the far reaches of the solar system, metallic meteorite comes from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago. On the voyage between planets, fragments of this natural extraterrestrial material, primarily composed of iron and nickel, cool by a few degrees Celsius every million years, creating unique, distinctive crystallization within the material that is impossible to recreate on Earth. Metallic meteorite is rare and challenging to work with, but once it is cut into thin sections and a chemical treatment is applied, the great beauty of its interwoven internal structure is revealed. These fascinating and varied formations are known as Widmanstätten patterns. For its dials, Rolex works with leading experts in the field and selects only the sections of meteorite with a particularly well-formed surface rich in different shapes and reflections.

Meteorite dial

Diamond-set bezel

Gem-setters, like sculptors, finely carve the precious metal to hand-shape the seat in which each gemstone will be perfectly lodged. With the art and craft of a jeweller, the stone is placed and meticulously aligned with the others, then firmly secured in its gold or platinum setting. Besides the intrinsic quality of the stones, several other criteria contribute to the beauty of Rolex gem-setting: the precise alignment of the height of the gems, their orientation and position, the regularity, strength and proportions of the setting as well as the intricate finishing of the metalwork. A sparkling symphony to enhance the watch and enchant the wearer.

Diamond-set bezel

18 ct white gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

18 ct white gold
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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. La Différence Time Centre is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.

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