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Rolex - 118239 - Day-Date - President - Mens

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Rolex - 118239 - Day-Date - President - Mens
Name 118239
Family Day-Date
Subtype President
Gender Mens
Movement Rolex 3155 (Details)
Years in Production 2003 - 2018
Case Diameter (mm) 36
Mechanism Automatic
Chronometer Yes
Hacking Yes
Date Function Yes
Quickset Yes
Power Reserve (Hours) 48
Frequency (bph) 28,800
Jewel Count 31
Case Material Gold 18K White
Shape Round
Bezel Material Gold 18K White
Day Position 12 O'Clock
Date Position 3 O'Clock
Band Replaceable No



Notes: The men's ref. 118239 is one of the newest additions to the Rolex Day-Date line, boasting several modern upgrades. The case measures a traditional 36mm but wears slightly larger on the wrist via broader lugs. The case and accompanying President bracelet also feature a striking 18 karat white gold finish forged in-house using only the finest alloys that the world has to offer, creating a striking sheen as well as a valuable investment piece. This particular secondhand Rolex displays the time on a matching silver dial set with luminous baton hour markers and hands and also features the model's namesake day and date apertures at the 3 and 12-hour markers.

Mechanism:
The Rolex 3155 was the sixth-generation Day-Date movement from Rolex. Calibre 3155 is a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex (actually Aegler, but who really cares?) . It features a day and date calendar disc mechanism. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3155 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

Caliber 3155 stands at 6.00mm tall and features 31 jewels. It was introduced in 1988. It is based on the calibre Rolex 3135, with additional day of week indication. Cal. 3155 is used in the Day-Date Ref. 118000 and remains in production as of 2018. The similar Rolex 3156 was used in the Rolex Day-Date II. The new Rolex Day-Date 40, launched in 2015, uses the next-generation Cal. 3255.

Like most modern Rolex movements, this model has a hacking capability. It is also the first Rolex movement with the double-quickset feature.

Family Notes: The Rolex Day-Date was introduced in 1956. It soon became known as the "Rolex President". It was unofficially renamed after President Eisenhower became associated with this model watch. This association was made as the watch was known to have been worn by LBJ and shared a scandalous connection to JFK. Since then it has earned the vote of a diverse array of potentates, including Warren Buffett, Jay Z, and (fictional character) Tony Soprano. In 1977, Rolex started using the new (at the time) 3055 movement for the Day-Date/President line. As of 2018, the Day-Date 40 uses the 3255 movement.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-03 16:43:31. Last edited by gdm on 2018-10-03 21:36:52

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