REFERENCE
228238

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

BEZEL
Fluted

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

CALIBRE
3255, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 70 hours

BRACELET
President, semi-circular three-piece links

DIAL
White

CERTIFICATION
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
40 mm

MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

BRACELET MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

CLASP
Concealed folding Crownclasp

THE FLUTED BEZEL

The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the Oyster bezel had a functional purpose: it served to screw the bezel onto the case helping to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was therefore identical to the fluting on the case back, which was also screwed onto the case for waterproofness, using specific Rolex tools. Over time, the fluting became an aesthetic element, a genuine Rolex signature feature. Today the fluted bezel is a mark of distinction, always in gold.

WHITE DIAL

The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

18 CT YELLOW GOLD

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

REFERENCE
228238

MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold

BEZEL
Fluted

WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding

CALIBRE
3255, Manufacture Rolex

POWER RESERVE
Approximately 70 hours

BRACELET
President, semi-circular three-piece links

DIAL
White

CERTIFICATION
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER
40 mm

MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

PRECISION
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing

OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency

WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

BRACELET MATERIAL
18 ct yellow gold

CLASP
Concealed folding Crownclasp

THE FLUTED BEZEL

The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the Oyster bezel had a functional purpose: it served to screw the bezel onto the case helping to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was therefore identical to the fluting on the case back, which was also screwed onto the case for waterproofness, using specific Rolex tools. Over time, the fluting became an aesthetic element, a genuine Rolex signature feature. Today the fluted bezel is a mark of distinction, always in gold.

WHITE DIAL

The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

18 CT YELLOW GOLD

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.