Some watches transcend even the word iconic and become downright legends. The Rolex Day-Date is one such watch. In this story from 2016, Jack examines two modern versions of the archetypal Day-Date in solid 18k yellow gold with a matching gold “President” style bracelet, one in the traditional 36mm size and the other in the updated 40mm size. It’s funny how two watches that are so similar can also be so different in a number of really crucial ways.
In addition to providing a ton of information about what is indisputably one of the most classic and important watches of all time, Jack gets downright poetic. It’s almost like you can see the single tear rolling down his cheek as he references the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and opines about the first time he ever saw a gold Day-Date as a child. In case you thought watches were just inert hunks of metal, he’s here to set the record straight. This is as much a story about why we love watches and why they continue to excite our imaginations as it is about a pair of Rolex watches that you might want to consider today. In short, it’s freaking great.