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Rolex Day-Date 36 (Ref. 128349RBR)

The presidents' watch is preparing for another step into the world of glamour. With a dial as beautiful as a rainbow.


There is no exact answer to the question of what is the most prestigious model of Rolex. Almost every model of the brand has become a legend in the world of watches and a leader of its own league, but there is a model that ranks No.1 in the hierarchy system of Rolex; the Day-Date.


Debuted in 1956, Day-Date is the world’s first wristwatch to display the day and the date at the same time. The model, which has never been issued in stainless steel, is available only in gold or platinum. Day-Date also differentiates from the other models of the brand with its bracelet, as the unique President style bracelet is exclusive to the Rolex Day-Date line up only.

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Rolex Day-Date is available with a pair of size options as 36mm and 40mm. The model we have here for review comes in a classic 36mm diameter case made of 18K white gold. Rolex, which operates its own special foundry, easily differs from other brands with its unrivaled case production quality. The model’s bezel, bracelet’s center links, and the dial are carefully set with diamonds. There is no need to explain the difference in the value of a Rolex with factory set diamonds and aftermarket samples. The baguette sapphires for the indexes should be treated with extra care. Finding sapphire crystals with the same clarity and purity for each hour marker and putting them on the dial is a very difficult task for the world of jewelry, yet an ordinary job for Rolex. The dial host the date display at 3 o’clock with cyclops and the day display at 12 o’clock. The case, which is equipped with a sapphire crystal on the front and a Twinlock winding crown, is water resistant to 100 meters. Even if you are surrounded with diamonds, there is no need to avoid water contact if what you wear on your wrist is a Rolex.

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Rolex Day-Date 36 Ref. 128349RBR is powered by the up to date Caliber 3255. Self-winding movement with cutting edge technology features like high Paraflex shock absorbers and Parachrom hairspring resistant to temperature changes and magnetic fields beats at a frequency of 4Hz (28.800vph) and offers a power reserve of 70 hours. Like every modern Rolex, this watch has an unbelievable accuracy of ± 2 seconds per day.


Rolex Day-Date 36 Ref. 128349RBR is definitely not a model that will appeal to every taste. It is obvious that the generous use of precious stones makes it an attraction grabber even for the least trained eyes. On the other hand, I am sure there will be others who would like to wear one of the most glamorous versions of such a legendary model like Rolex Day-Date.

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