Day-Date 40 Ref. 228238
The Rolex Day-Date is among the most influential and classic watches of all time, and if you have kept up with popular culture or culture since 1956, it's not a claim that we have to justify. If you haven't lived under a rock for the last 60 years, chances are you have heard the term "Day-Date" or "President."
The Day-Date found its footing sometime in the 1960s. During this period, the watch developed its reputation as the timekeeper of choice for world leaders and the Wall Street elite. John F. Kennedy was famously gifted a Rolex Day-Date from Marilyn Monroe though he never wore it publicly. The title of the first President to sport the Day-Date on the "president" bracelet goes to Lyndon B. Johnson. With him, the nickname "Rolex President" cemented itself in history.
Model: Day-Date 40
Material: Yellow gold
Dimensions: 40 mm; 12 mm
Dial: Champaigne, 10 baguette-cut diamonds
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet / Strap: President, 18k yellow gold
Lug Width: 20 mm
A note from our curator
Since 1994, our values have always been to present and curate genuine and authentic products for our customers. At Greenwich Time, we are committed to carrying only products we would proudly purchase and own ourselves. With many fantastic choices on the market, we let our own tastes determine what we carry here in the shop.
This Rolex Day-Date 40 has been hand-picked by us and meets our discerning standards for quality and style.