The Rolex Day-Date was first released in 1956 during the Baselworld Watch Show. The Day-Date made its debut as the first waterproof and self-winding chronometer wristwatch to offer a modern calendar with an instantaneous day display, spelled out in full in a window on the dial, in addition to the date.
Day-Date’s design represents ‘the embodiment of prestige’.
It’s iconic President bracelet, with its semi-circular three-piece links, was created in 1956 for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. It represents the ultimate in refinement and comfort and is always made of carefully selected precious metals. The Day-Date is available with a bespoke day display in a wide choice of languages. In addition, the bezel can be fluted, smooth, or gem-set arrayed in precious stones.
In addition, characterized by its semi-circular three-piece links, the President bracelet is an absolute Rolex design icon. Aside from a few precious metal Lady-Datejust models, the President bracelet is exclusive to the Day-Date collection and has been since its introduction since 1956.
A great example spotted on Rihanna Fenty a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, wearing the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 in 18 ct yellow gold with a diamond-set dial, Fluted bezel on a President bracelet, on the red carpet. Rihanna is known for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career.
The President bracelet is part and parcel of the design of the Rolex Day-Date watch. In fact, not only was this specific bracelet style created for the debut of the Day-Date, the watch itself is simply known (informally) as the Rolex President. However, Rolex does indeed make their Rolex Day-Date watch available with other bracelet styles too.
The opposite of the formal and curvy President bracelet is the sporty and flat Oyster bracelet. Typically associated with sport/professional models such as the Submariner, Daytona, and GMT-Master, or casual Rolex watches like the Oyster Perpetual, Date, and Air-King, the Oyster bracelet is actually the brand’s most versatile bracelet – available in every metal Rolex uses and found across most Rolex collections. Whether in yellow gold, white gold, Everose gold, or platinum, the Oyster bracelet is now a standard option with the 36mm Day-Date watch.
The President bracelet, with its semi-circular three-piece links, was created in 1956 for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. It represents the ultimate in refinement and comfort and is always made of carefully selected precious metals.
As spotted by Courtney Cox on the red carpet, pairing the Day-Date with an Oyster bracelet is a more contemporary approach to wearing one of Rolex’s most classical watches.
In addition, Rolex released for the first time a batch of new Day-Date watches in 2013 with colorful leather straps. A unique occasion, clearly inspired by the vintage “Stella” Day-Date watches with vibrant enamel dials from the 1970s, the leather strap Day-Date models come equipped with matching colorful dials.
Each of the alligator leather straps (in colors ranging from muted black and brown to bright Bordeaux, green, and blue) is fitted with an 18k gold Oysterclasp buckle, which is a single folding clasp that also permits easy adjusting of the strap length. Although part of the contemporary collection, the Day-Date 36 watches with leather straps successfully capture an appealing vintage vibe.
As spotted on David Beckham, at an LA Galaxy press conference wearing a vintage Rolex Datejust on a leather strap. English former professional footballer, the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City, is known to be a long-time Rolex fanatic and has worn many different Rolex models.
From President’s bracelet to Oyster bracelet and Alligator leather straps, Rolex Day-Date has set the bars high with uniqueness, personalization, and diversity on design. For daily, casual and semi-casual attire, but what about sports and outdoor or aquatic activities?
For those with a more active lifestyle, Rubber B enters the Huorology game with 100% rubber straps, 100 % made in Switzerland by leaders in the watch industry. Rubber B’s products are made from the absolute highest caliber material available: pure, genuine Vulcanized Rubber, with no blends, coatings, glues, or bondings.
Each integrated Rubber B is micro-calibrated around the exact watch model(s), in this case, Rolex Day-Date, for which it has been precisely designed, and has been engineered using “Blocked Integration”, establishing a motionless, rotation-less, gap-free mount to spring bars, watch case, and lugs.
Vulcanized rubber strap for Rolex Day-Date 40mm, which is precisely calibrated to fit the DD40 case (any references beginning with “238…”). This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Rolex Day-Date watch case. The strap is offered in diverse colors including, jet Black, Arctic White, Navy Blue, and Espresso Brown. What’s your choice? For further information about Rubber B bands for Rolex Day-Date or other Rolex models, click here.
Green Strap for Rolex Day-Date 40 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
Brown Strap for Rolex Day-Date 40 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
Blue Strap for Rolex Day-Date 40 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
White Strap for Rolex Day-Date 40 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
Black Strap for Rolex Day-Date 40 – Tang Buckle Series$240.00
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