New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

The granddaddy of Rolex watches, the Rolex Day-Date 40 "President" watch turns an appropriate 60 years old this year in 2016, and there's a new commemorative watch to celebrate the occasion. After the Rolex Day-Date 40 was refreshed last year, it got a new 3255 movement and a 40mm case. Now, for Baselworld 2016, it is getting the regal treatment by getting a Rolex-green dial for its anniversary year.

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

Some of the most iconic Rolex watches feature the unmistakable bright olive green dial, and available in either white gold or Everose gold, both these pieces already look timeless. I believe the last time we saw a Rolex Day-Date with a green dial was back in 2013 with the 36mm version on a green leather band. The fluted bezel and day/date windows are ubiquitous with this watch, and the old-school Rolex green dial on a modern 40mm case is what some people would call a thing of dreams.

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

Choosing the green sunray finish on the dial, the Rolex Day-Date 40 60th anniversary watch is certainly a presidential looking piece that commands respect because everyone will recognize it when you walk into a room. No choice other than Roman numerals here, but you won't really hear me complaining about that. In a modern-day 40mm wide on the wrist, we can see some collectors positively salivating over the prospect of wearing one of these around.

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

And, of course, a Rolex Day-Date watch is nothing without the President bracelet, and in either Everose or white gold, it looks as commanding and handsome as on the non-anniversary watch (the two seen above). Looking at the dial, on the Everose gold version you have the hands and hour markers done in an 18k pink gold whereas the white gold version will have matching white gold hour markers and hands. I suppose which one you choose is a matter of preference, the Everose gold version being more flamboyant. Or, if that doesn't really matter to you, the interplay between green and white gold and between green and Everose is likely a factor. I, naturally, love them both.

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

Last year, when the Day-Date 40 premiered, it had actually shrunk down one inch to 40mm wide and had a new 3255 caliber movement installed, which meets the new Rolex Superlative Chronometer certification standards of keeping accurate to within -2/+2 seconds per day. This movement provides the watch with a  hearty 70-hour power reserve.

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

New Rolex Day-Date 40 60th Anniversary Watch With Green Dial Hands-On Hands-On

We will update with images as we get them as well as hands-on photos. We'll also keep you updated on prices, but if we were talking about the Rolex Day-Date 40 60th anniversary watch in Everose gold (Ref. 228235) and the white gold (Ref. 228239) in the context of their non-anniversary siblings, they would carry a price of 35,800 CHF. Again, we'll update with confirmed pricing. rolex.com

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  • Bossman

    Love the white gold – It is beautiful!

  • ConElPueblo

    Just curious, but how many “iconic” Rolexes have been produced with a green dial? And really, “commanding respect” when entering a room wearing a Rolex – please.

    • I_G

      He meant a room full of used car salesmen.

    • beardedman

      Most people don’t notice my Rolex when I walk into a room mostly because they don’t know (and don’t care) what it is or else I’m wearing a suit where the cuffs cover the watch. I do think Rolex does command a certain amount of respect, because I’ve seen people’s reaction when they see it up close and recognize the brand. When they see my more-expensive JLC they have a politely blank look. I don’t think I command respect when I’m wearing Rolex, nor do I care to. But I love the brand’s products.

  • LapYoda

    “Last year, when the Day-Date 40 premiered, it had actually shrunk down one inch to 40mm wide” – Man, that old model must have looked like a dinner plate on the wrist! Who designed it, Invicta?

    Kidding aside, I think this is a very handsome watch. I especially like the color of the Everose gold and the Roman numeral markers.

  • Spangles

    Stanley Blotkin froze, transfixed. The Knight Commander of the Blotkin Spilt Pea Soup Empire stared at the Rolex website, his features slowly moving from an expression of awe to pleasure.

    “Smedley!” He called for his manservant. “I have found a watch!”

  • Howie Boyd

    I don’t think that dial is “Rolex Green”, although it’s pretty nice.

  • Roger Williams

    I feel Rolex screwed the pooch with this one. To me, they should have done something a bit more exciting than simply colors. Read what these guys said about the release….made me laugh! https://theoandharris.com/a-shtty-birthday/