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Rolex Day-Date 40 Oyster 40 mm yellow gold M228238-0002

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Oyster Perpetual,Day-Date 40

SKU: M228238-0002 Categories: ,

Description

REFERENCE:228238
MODEL CASE:Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
BEZEL:Fluted
WATER-RESISTANCE:yes
MOVEMENT:Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
POWER RESERVE:Approximately 70 hours
BRACELET:President, semi-circular three-piece links
DIAL:Silver

THE 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.

SILVER DIAL

The sunray finish creates delicate light reflections on many dials in the Oyster Perpetual collection. It is obtained using masterful brushing techniques that create grooves running outwards from the centre of the dial. Light is diffused consistently along each engraving, creating a characteristic subtle glow that moves depending on the position of the wrist. Once the sunray finish has been completed, the dial colour is applied using Physical Vapour Deposition or electroplating. A light coat of varnish gives the dial its final look.

18 CT YELLOW 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.