The charming replica Rolex Day-Date 40 marks the update for what officially is called the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, featuring “a modernized design with a 40mm case” and a new movement, caliber 3255. The Rolex Day-Date 40 will be available exclusively in 950 platinum, 18k yellow, white or Everose gold. Size-wise, this new version replaces the Rolex 41 mm day-date II,exactly matching the diameter of the brand’s sportier watches such as the Submariner, Daytona, GMT-Master II.
The discount fake Rolex Day-Date 40 features a range of new dials with thin, laser-etched motifs, applied over a traditional sun-ray finish. Seen above is the version with the “deconstructed Roman numerals,” with numerous hand-applied pieces making up the individual numerals. The laser etching appears to be as sharp and and defined as one would expect to see from Rolex, but if you want one of these new unique dials, you will have to get the Rolex Day-Date 40 as they are exclusive to this release.
Rolex claims the new movement, 3255, establishes a new standard for superlative precision and they indeed back that statement up with some figures and proper testing: the new movement (followed up by the also new caliber 2236 that will find its way into the Lady-Datejust) is twice as exacting as those for a chronometer officially certified by COSC. The big deal is that Rolex has developed new, “high-technology methodology and equipment to test the precision of its Superlative Chronometers.” These Swiss copy watches are always pursuing progress.