etching pattern. For someone whos into solid horological engineering as well as really classical watch styling, this is a challenging conundrum. The Chronergy escapement is an optimized version of the lever escapement; the Chronergy escape wheel is skeletonized in order to reduce energy loss due to inertia. Case, yellow gold; bracelet, yellow gold with hidden Crownlock folding clasp.
But suffice to say: its twice as accurate as cosc-certified chronometer status requires; it raises the power reserve by almost a full day, from 48 hours on the Day-Date II to 70 hours; and it has all the advantages of durability and anti-magnetism we expect. The ad is too long, the ad does not play, the ad does not inform my purchase. Its also undeniable that when most people look at the Day-Date 40 mm, the last thing on their mind will probably be the movement.
79,000, seller, watchMen 44, uS, rolex Day-Date 40 Everose Gold Diamond Dial/Bezel 49,499, seller, avital Co Jewelry 5, uS, rolex 228238 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40mm/18K Yellow Gold Watch 33,203, seller Watch My Diamonds 111 US Rolex DAY-date 40 White Gold President 60th Anniversary,999 Seller Avi. Rolex Day-Date 40 Green Faceted Roman Dial 32,399, seller, avital Co Jewelry 5, uS, rolex Day-Date 40 Silver Roman Dial 27,995, seller, kara's Watches 122. The usual Swiss lever escapement is in-line that is, the levers long axis lies on a straight line between the center of the escape wheel and the center of the balance. There is an enormous amount of exactly the kind of engineering Rolex excels at under the hood in the DD 40; incremental improvements across every part of the mechanism (Rolex is nothing if not incremental, which is part of the charm) that add. If the claim Rolex makes that 90 of the movement is new, is true, thats a colossal investment in R D, to say nothing of the cost of establishing their own in-house chronometry testing protocols which hold the movement to better-than-cosc standards. Typically, the Day-Date hasnt attracted as much attention or collector interest as the sports models, although thats been changing quite a bit in the last couple of years (there were always exceptions, of course, but as a rule of thumb even the rarer collectible models. Lastly, our favourite: the yellow gold Day-Date 40, that is pure old-style Rolex cool. Fat, serif Roman numerals (along with those swivelling Arabic numerals on past Day-Date II models) are a receding memory as far as Day-Dates are concerned. It might be something as complex as a meditation on the enduring character of really good industrial design, or a reflection on the power free sex dating site of nostalgia, or it might be something as plain as, Made it, Ma! Certainly, the statement that it makes will vary with the person wearing it and the model they wear.
Oh and it has a stonking new movement too. As shown, the Rolex Day-Date 40 mm in yellow gold, on President bracelet, 34,850. The white gold version has a very cool quadrant dial and almost inevitably will take on that name, one suspects featuring four sections with striped etchings running in contrasting directions.
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