The embodiment of prestige, Rolex claim that the Day-Date has been worn by more presidents than any other watch. Making its debut in 1956, this was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week in full on the dial. Available only in 18ct gold or platinum, the Day-Date is renowned as an exclusive watch worn by influential people through the years, making its nickname, ‘the President Watch,’ rather fitting.
The Day-Date’s nickname is said to derive from the President bracelet on the watch. However, considering the status of this watch and its wearers, it is tempting to assume the name really comes from the connection it shares with some of the most powerful people in the world.
The Day-Date is recognised first and foremost by its two defining features: the day of the week which is displayed in full at 12 o’clock, and the date display at 3 o’clock, magnified by the instantly recognisable Cyclops lens. Rolex produces these watches with the day displayed in a wide range of languages. The watch is also commonly associated with a fluted bezel, although smooth and gem-set bezels are also available. It comes paired with a 3-piece President bracelet, and the case sizes available are 36 or 40mm.
Like all Rolex watches, the Day-Date also boasts impressive technical specifications. Recent models are water resistant to 100 metres, and are powered by a self-winding 3255 calibre, with a power reserve of 70 hours.
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