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10 Best Grail Day Date Watches For The Ultimate Christmas Gift In 2023

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it a good idea to dive headfirst into the wormhole of buying a watch. In this series, I'll be taking a look at the fan-favourite day date watch. From the prestigious and highly coveted Rolex Day-Date all the way to the ever-ready Seiko 5, I'll be covering them all. This first segment will be looking at some of the most expensive day date watches that you can buy, a sure fire way to win Christmas this year.

The day date watch is perhaps the single most practical complication in mechanical watchmaking. In its simplest form, the day date displays the day of the week as well as the date of the month, along with the hours, minutes, and often seconds.

Here are 10 grail-worthy day date watches that I know you or anyone else would be more than happy to unwrap come Christmas morning.

Omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar

Omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar

This particular Omega Aqua Terra is the Annual Calendar variant, but I would still consider it a day date watch considering it does display the day and the date on the dial. You'll love the bonuses on this: Brand new, nearly 50% off and with a $500 coupon, too. Just follow the link below to get it!

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date presents with bucket loads of nostalgia, drawing its aesthetic inspiration from a generation ago. Blocky hands, a faux-patina dial and an air of practically durability makes the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date one of the most interesting day date watches you can buy.

Breitling Transocean Day Date

The solid rose gold Breitling Transocean Day Date is an odd option but it's one that delivers in bucket loads. From the beautifully warm rose gold case to the creamy dial, the Breitling Transocean Day Date is a wonderful option just slightly from left field.

Blancpain Villeret Grand Day Date Retrograde

Blancpain's Villeret Grand Day Date Retrograde is the dressiest day date here, combining a sophisticated and classical look with the practicality of a day date complication.

Breitling Premier Day Date 40

Not as high-end as the Transocean Day Date, the Breitling Premier Day Date 40 presents as the more wearable day date piece from the watchmaker and it is one that will cover all bases if you're lucky enough to open it on Christmas morning.

Omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar Gold

Like the Omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar in steel I featured earlier, the Omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar also comes in a more luxurious metal, red gold. This particular model features a brown dial with horizontal striping, adding to its very lux look and feel.

Rolex Day-Date 40 Platinum Diamonds

Now we're taking the quantum leap to the ultimate day date grail in the Rolex Day-Date 40. In any of its variations, the Rolex Day-Date is the just mega, but this particular reference takes the cake for me. Platinum with an olive green dial and a diamond-set bezel. Ultimate day date.

Rolex Day-Date 40 Platinum

If you still want the heft of a platinum Day-Date but don't care for the added bling, then the reference 228206GNSRP is right up your alley. Or if gold is more your then, then check out this stunning Everose gold Day-Date.

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Tudor Royal

The Tudor Royal is a relative steal, especially given that you can buy it through our partners at Jomashop for below retail. All steel including the integrated bracelet, the Tudor Royal presents as the best dollar-for-dollar day date watch on this list and very good consideration for Christmas.

Breguet Classique Day Date

Breguet's Classique Day Date is utterly peerless, combining an abundance of dial textures and finishings with a meticulously detailed movement and an air of true haute horlogerie flair. A day date watch that anyone would want to get this Christmas.

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