Produced between 2008 and 2015, the Rolex Day-Date II 218206 is a 41mm version of the iconic Rolex Day-Date, which is crafted from pure 950 platinum. First launched in 1956 as Rolex's new flagship watch collection, the Day-Date collection and its iconic presidential bracelet are made exclusively of precious metals. While Rolex still produces the platinum Day-Date, the current production version has a 40mm case instead of 41mm, making the Rolex Day-Date II 218206 the largest platinum Rolex President watch.
On top of that, the Day-Date II 218206 is made almost entirely of solid platinum. From the round Oyster case to the iconic half-round three-link presidential bracelet, this 41mm platinum Day-Date II watch is stunning.
Also, while the Rolex Day-Date II 218206 has several different dials, there is also the elusive and unique ice blue dial. Available only on solid platinum Rolex models, the ice blue dial subtly conveys the ultra-luxurious nature of the Day-Date II 218206. The Day-Date II 218206 has an all platinum construction. More than a simple metallic sunburst finish, the ice blue dial of the Day-Date II 218206 is further accented with concentric circle on the periphery, as well as dark blue Roman numeral markers that match the hands, adding a beautiful overall effect to the watch face.
The Day-Date II 218206 uses the Calibre 3156 movement. Operating at 28,800 beats per hour, the Rolex Calibre 3136 includes the brand's blue Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers for optimum stability, precision and overall reliability. The Calibre 3156 also provides a power reserve of 48 hours and is only found in 41mm Rolex Day-Date II watches.
For those who want the largest and most exclusive Rolex Day-Date watch, the Day-Date II 218206 is a top contender and it is the definition of the Holy Grail watch.
As the largest version of the Day-Date which is crafted from the noblest precious metals, the Day-Date II 218206 is a true statement piece, and it is an uncompromisingly luxurious expression of the brand's iconic dual calendar watch.
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