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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 228206
    Model Name: Day-Date 40
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.3255, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Rolex President Bracelet.
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Rolex concealed folding deployment clasp.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex fitted presentation box, outer packaging , International Guarantee Card, leather wallet and additional link.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 228206
Released in 2015, the reference 228206 returned the Day Date to a 40mm case size. Probably the most universally known and beloved watch it has reached a level of style, elegance and desirability that few other watches will ever see. The present example, cased in Platinum, take this statement to another level. On one hand it has great heft from the material of construction, but on the other with its baby blue dial reserved for just Platinum models it has a soft sophistication. Found complete with full accessories including International Guarantee and box.

2016

Price £62,500 Ω