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Rolex Day-Date 40 Platinum

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The Rolex Day-Date was first introduced in 1956, and had been conceived as a flagship product for the brand's collection. Featuring an innovative approach to telling the date, it was (and still is to this day) only offered in precious metal. The overall design of the watch has barely changed sinc... More

The Rolex Day-Date was first introduced in 1956, and had been conceived as a flagship product for the brand's collection. Featuring an innovative approach to telling the date, it was (and still is to this day) only offered in precious metal. The overall design of the watch has barely changed since its release, and continues to be one of the most recognisable watches out there thanks to its association with the rich, famous and powerful.

The platinum version is perhaps the most impressive of all the Day-Date references, while still being relatively restrained. It's a 'if you know, you know' watch, with the 'ice blue' dial (exclusive to platinum models) being the only indication of its real identity.

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Known by many simply as "the Crown", Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Few other watchmakers can boast the same combination of consistency, quality and desirability as Rolex. Everything from the build quality of the cases and bracelets to the chronometer-rated movements are designed to ensure that even the most discerning of owners are satisfied.

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The Rolex Day-Date was first introduced in 1956, and had been conceived as a flagship product for the brand's collection. Featuring an innovative approach to telling the date, it was (and still is to this day) only offered in precious metal. The overall design of the watch has barely changed since its release, and continues to be one of the most recognisable watches out there thanks to its association with the rich, famous and powerful.

The platinum version is perhaps the most impressive of all the Day-Date references, while still being relatively restrained. It's a 'if you know, you know' watch, with the 'ice blue' dial (exclusive to platinum models) being the only indication of its real identity.

ROLEX

Known by many simply as "the Crown", Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Few other watchmakers can boast the same combination of consistency, quality and desirability as Rolex. Everything from the build quality of the cases and bracelets to the chronometer-rated movements are designed to ensure that even the most discerning of owners are satisfied.

As part of our commitment to transparency, we're showing you this watch on our timegrapher. Testing is done in six positions, covering how the watch is worn in daily use.

Timegraphers listen to the ticks which a movement make. Professional machines like ours can take more measurements, create a graph, and support more escapement types.

"Accuracy" refers to how many seconds a movement gains or loses each day. COSC standards require -4/+6 seconds a day, while vintage watches may read closer to -60/+60s.

"Amplitude" tells you how much the balance wheel is moving each rotation. Certain escapements have a higher amplitude, while some will have a lower value by default. A below-average reading for your watch's escapement suggests there is friction in the movement from a lack of lubrication.

"Beat error" is an indication of the alignment between the timekeeping components. In modern watches, a reading under to 1.0ms should be expected, while vintage watches may have a reading of up to 3.0ms.

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