Rolex Platinum Day-Date First Uses the Dog-tooth Bezel
Rolex Platinum Day-Date First Uses the Dog-tooth Bezel

Rolex DAY DATE, since its birth in 1956, has launched the platinum case model. From 1956 to 2021, in the past 65 years, the Rolex DAY DATE platinum case model has always used a polished bezel and has not changed.

As a result, the gold DAY DATE, rose gold DAY DATE, and white gold DAY DATE all use a dog-tooth bezel, but the platinum DAY DATE uses a polished bezel. As soon as you see the polished bezel DAY DATE, you can recognize it at a glance. This is the most expensive platinum case DAY DATE in the Rolex DAY DATE collection.

But things changed in 2022. Rolex replaced the platinum case DAY DATE with a dog-tooth bezel and completely discontinued the polished bezel platinum DAY DATE, to break the 65-year-old tradition. Since then, the Rolex DAY DATE collection has no polished bezels in gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum watches.

Why does Rolex only use the dog-teeth bezel for platinum DAY DATE until today?

Because Rolex couldn't make platinum dog-teeth bezel before.

Platinum is the most valuable precious metal in watches. Compared with 18K gold such as yellow gold, white gold and rose gold, platinum has a high melting point and high hardness, making it difficult to recast and polish. Platinum is expensive and difficult to machine. This is why, among the famous watches, the platinum watch is 30% or more higher than the public price of the 18K gold case for the same watch.

Rolex has never broken through the technology of platinum dog-teeth bezel before, so it is only this year that it is replaced with the platinum dog-teeth bezel.

Rolex dog-teeth bezel has a large number of facets and they are all polished. The 18K gold is easy to make because it is relatively soft. In the past, platinum has never made a dog-teeth bezel, and can only use a relatively simple polished bezel for more than 60 years. From the actual effect, the dog teeth ring has a large number of reflective surfaces, and the effect is definitely better than a simple polished bezel. It is reported that Rolex has finally broken through the manufacturing technology of platinum dog-teeth bezel, so this year, it will fully use the dog teeth bezel on the platinum DAY DATE watch. Do you want to get the best day-date replica?