REFERENCE
228236

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, platinum

BEZEL
Fluted

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

CALIBRE
3255, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 70 hours

BRACELET
President, semi-circular three-piece links

DIAL
Ice blue

CERTIFICATION
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
40 mm

MATERIAL
Platinum

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

BRACELET MATERIAL
Platinum

CLASP
Concealed folding Crownclasp

DAY-DATE 40 m228236-0012
Ice-Blue Dial

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. These exclusive dials can be found only on the Day-Date and the Cosmograph Daytona.

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. 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.

The Fluted Bezel
Platinum

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.

DAY-DATE 40 m228236-0012

REFERENCE
228236

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, platinum

BEZEL
Fluted

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

CALIBRE
3255, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 70 hours

BRACELET
President, semi-circular three-piece links

DIAL
Ice blue

CERTIFICATION
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
40 mm

MATERIAL
Platinum

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

BRACELET MATERIAL
Platinum

CLASP
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Ice-Blue Dial

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. These exclusive dials can be found only on the Day-Date and the Cosmograph Daytona.

The Fluted Bezel

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. 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.

Platinum

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.