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What renders the new Rolex Day-Date 40 watch particularly interesting is that at first sight, it may appear as though it were a minor update, bringing the Rolex Day-Date home by downsizing it by a marginal 1 millimeter in diameter. And yet, it actually accumulated a large number of subtle developments, all performed in an effort to further refine the overall wearing experience. That includes a new movement with hugely impressive, tested accuracy of -2 / +2 seconds per day, an improved bracelet design, as well as new, visually interesting – and of course very high-quality – dials and indices. The Rolex Day-Date 40, as a complete package, is interesting and its beauty is not just skin deep. Given that it is exclusively available in precious metals, I am curious to see when and how these developments will find their way to Rolex's sportier watches like the Submariner or the GMT-Master II.
However, while the dial may look simple, its construction is anything but. Look closely, and you will see that the dial is also finely grained, while the hour markers are in fact rendered using polished pink gold. The dauphine hands have also been hand-finished, and are endowed with both polished and sandblasted finishings.
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