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Since 1956, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Replica Watches has been an unimpeachable symbol of virility, power and alpha-male cool. If you're in doubt, let us remind you of Marilyn and Jack.

Sitting imperiously at 12 o'clock, burning as brightly as Prometheus's torch, cleverer than a border collie with spectacles, and capable of speaking 26 different languages, is the day-of-the-week wheel in Rolex's legendary Day-Date model. And of all the languages one might choose in which to read the day of the week, I've always had a romantic inclination towards French. Not just because I have a passable familiarity with the Gallic tongue (as well as a penchant for Gerard Depardieu movies), but because the language connects us with the origin of these names.

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It goes back to between the first and third centuries BC, when the Roman Empire decided to replace the eight-day nundinal cycle with a pattern based on that used by the Etruscans in a seven-day week. Accordingly, they named the days of the week after the planets in Hellenistic astronomy, as follows: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. In French, which is Latin-based, the clear connection with these planets named for the Greek/Roman gods is clear: lundi (in French, moon is lune), mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, and samedi with only dimanche deviating from a distinct reflection of Roman order and derived instead from the Latin phrase dies Solis for Lord's day.

In comparison, the English words for the days of the week have their roots in the interpretatio germanica, or the German interpretation of the Roman system, which arrived around 200 AD and influenced the names used in Old English. Old English is in fact one of the western Germanic languages. Sunday, for example, comes from Sunnandg, interpreted from the Latin dies Solis. Friday comes from Frigedg, the day of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Frigg. The connection with the Roman system is that Frigg's star is the Norse name for the planet Venus.

The point is, regardless of which language you choose for your Rolex Day-Date, the watch will identify you as, in Mick Jagger's perfect description, a man of wealth and taste. The model derives its name from its simultaneous display of a fully written day of the week displayed through the aforementioned aperture at 12 o'clock, and a date display at 3 o'clock that is viewed through a magnifying Cyclops integrated into the watch's crystal.

Early Rolex advertisements for the Day-Date show a pair of impressively dressed guards standing outside a pair of closed stately doors. The ads refer to the type of men who wore the model. You know their faces from a thousand newspaper photographs You have seen them and heard their voices on newsreels and on your television screen. Another ad reads: It costs one thousand dollars to own the Rolex Day-Date, the watch you so often see on the wrists of presidents everywhere. It was clear from these messages that Rolex was happily unabashed about the intended audience for this timepiece.

The Day-Date sometimes known as the President in collector vernacular, thanks to its adoption as the wrist-swag of choice by Lyndon B. Johnson and, allegedly, John F. Kennedy (the watch apparently having been gifted to him by Marilyn Monroe the same night she sang Happy Birthday to him at Madison Square Garden in 1962, and inscribed, Jack, with love as always from Marilyn) was born in 1956. During its 60-plus years of existence, it has made innumerable cinematic appearances and become a symbol of success, virility, power and alpha-male cool.

Marilyn Monroe stands between Robert Kennedy (left) and John F. Kennedy at a party in New York, following the democratic fundraiser at Madison Square Garden where Monroe famously sang Happy Birthday to JFK.

There is no better example than when, in the midst of his infamous Always be closing speech, pummelling a group of underperforming real-estate salesmen in David Mamet's seminal Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Alec Baldwin unsnaps the hidden clasp on his own yellow-gold, champagne-dial Day-Date and holds it in front of a perplexed Ed Harris saying: You see this watch? This watch cost more than your car. The watch is the ultimate exclamation point in this verbal smackdown. Lemmon and his beleaguered peers can only stare slack-jawed at the primal totemic symbol of success and might that i