Years ago, I sent the CEO of Rolex, Patrick Heiniger, a Fed Ex package that contained this actual photo illustration I created of a Rolex Daytona with the Date in the 6 o'clock position.
I simply said, I love the Rolex Daytona and as a dedicated lifelong Rolex enthusiast, I would really like to see Rolex offer an option to have a Daytona with the date–the way they offer the Submariner with and without a date.
I received a very nice response letter from Rolex that said something about how they wanted to stay true to the Auto Racing legacy of the Datyona and that putting a date on the watch was not consistent with that aim.
At least I tried! I would still love to see a date option on the Daytona.
Notice my date window is unusual in the sense that it maintains the shape of the pointed indices.