Rolex is a name now associated with luxury and elegance but the brand has a great history with making high quality watches where precision comes before anything else. Throughout this rich history, Rolex has also been seen as a pioneer on quite a few occasions, being the first wristwatch manufacturer to offer certain features. One of these innovative ideas is now seen as a common thing for some luxury watches, the ability to display the day and also the date. The Rolex Day-Date is exactly what the name implies, the first wristwatch that could not only display a precise time reading but also the day of the week and the date of the month.
The design is quite classic and has remained so over the years. The hands are straight, with no Mercedes hands available as in other Rolex models. The day is displayed on the upper side while the date is where the “3” should have been. The Cyclops, referring to the magnifying portion over the date, is now a common feature for Rolex watches. The design of the watch is very elegant with a perfect round case and nice lines that go into the bracelet. Some would say that there is nothing simpler about the Rolex Day-Date but that is where its elegance can be found, in the simple design that can withstand the test of time.
The Rolex Day-Date II has a slightly bigger case; 41mm rather than the 36mm of the first series. The two are available side-by-side in various variations of rare metals that add to the value and also the elegance. Customers can choose from yellow gold, white gold, Everose gold or platinum for both of the two models. As it is with other Rolex wristwatches, the Day-Date is seen as a status symbol amongst the world’s elite due to the quality build, use of rare materials and the exclusivity that comes with the brand. The movement should not be overlooked as it is one of the most precise options available on the market today. In just a few words, the Rolex Day-Date is the ultimate representation of luxury and elegance.