Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Green Enamel Diamond 118348
|Gem-setters at Rolex meticulously carve the precious metal to hand-shape the seat in which each diamond will be perfectly embedded. Aside from the inherent quality of the stones, several other factors contribute to the beauty of Rolex gem setting: the exact alignment of the gems’ height, orientation, and position; the uniformity, sturdiness, and dimensions of the setting; and the exquisite finishing of the metalwork.|
A final polish makes the tiny metal setting shine and highlights the precious stone’s intense sparkle. This step is repeated up to almost 3,000 times on select diamond-pavéd dials.
|This type of diamond is most commonly used as hour markers or inserted into the bezel. The stone is put and painstakingly aligned with the others using the art and craft of a jeweler, then firmly fixed in its gold or platinum setting. Once finished, up to 36 diamonds will form the perfectly uniform, radiant circle of the watch’s gem-set bezel.|
Although baguette diamonds are most common, Rolex uses other types of gemstones that are baguette-cut such as rubies and sapphires.
Rolex President Day-Date 40 Black Diamond Dial 228239 / President Day-Date 40 Rose Gold Sundust Dial 228235 / President Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Diamond 228238
Rolex President Day-Date 36mm Yellow Gold Diamond Mens 18388 /
|These are most often used in Day-Date bezels and as hour markers where they are often lined with gold surrounds. Some Day-Date models also have round brilliant cut diamonds on the lugs.|
Rolex President Day-Date White Gold Pink Opal Diamond Dial 128239 /
|The dial features Roman numeral one-shaped hour markers in 18-carat gold, set with 32 diamonds, and a Roman VI and IX in 18-carat gold, set with 24 diamonds. The diamonds are housed in Roman hour markers fashioned from gold to prevent tarnishing and assembled largely by hand to ensure perfection.|
Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Myriad Dial Diamond Lugs 118338 /
|Often, myriad dial Day-Dates are also accompanied by pavé diamond-set lugs and bezels, but at times only the lugs are set with diamonds, while the bezel is in traditional fluted fashion.|
Rolex President Day Date Yellow Gold Diamond Lugs 18338 /
|Often, the bezel or lugs are also diamond-set, which create a seeming halo of gems on the timepiece.|
|Diamond Rolex Day-Date watches deliver both luxury and performance in an iconic package. Explore our collection of Rolex Day-Date diamond watches at SwissWatchExpo.com.|