Friday, January 8, 2021

A New Rolex President: President Joe Biden wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust


A New Rolex President

President Elect

 Joe Biden

Stainless Rolex Datejust

Looks like we have a new chapter of Rolex Presidential history unfolding. Eagle-eyed Rolex watch spotter, Nick Gould made an amazing discovery today when he discovered President Elect Joseph Biden wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust as seen below.

President Elect Joe Biden Wearing Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust appears courtesy of AP.

If we zoom in we can seen more detail that allows us to make a positive ID as seen below.

If we do a Bladerunner zoom in we can see even more detail which reveals a Rolex Cyclops Date Window Lens and we also notice there are no crown guards.

Nick and I have been trying to identify the exact Rolex Datejust model President Elect Biden is wearing and our best guess is that he is wearing a modern DATEJUST 41 with a smooth bezel as pictured below. If you look very closely at the zoomed in photo above you can see the serial number on the bottom of the rehaut and it appears Biden's dial is dark.

Of course, I'm naturally curious to learn who gave President Elect Biden his Rolex? Maybe it was from his former partner, former U.S. President Barak Obama who is pictured below wearing his Rolex Cellini 38MM Reference 50509 in white gold?

President Biden will be joining a long list of U.S. President's who wear Rolex as we see the photo below of potentially outgoing U.S. President Donal Trump rocking his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date model...

U.S. President Clinton is pictured below wearing a white gold or platinum Day-Date model as seen on his wrist in the photo below.

President Lyndon Johnson is the person who is really most responsible for nicknaming the Rolex Day-Date as the "Rolex President" as he referred to it as "The President's Watch." In another fascinating twist of fate, Lyndon Johnson began wearing his Rolex when he was President Elect of the United States in December of 1964!?!!

The Rolex Magazine ad below was originally published in 1966 and uses the term "The President's Watch."

President Ronald Reagan wore a Rolex Date on a Jubilee Bracelet for many decades and we see him in the photo below taken in 1965. It is interesting to note that Reagan's stainless steel Rolex on a Jubilee watch looks very similar to President Biden's Rolex pictured at the top of this story.

President Dwight Eisenhower is the first U.S. President I documented wearing a Rolex, and ironically President Biden is wearing the same model of Rolex as Eisenhower which is a Rolex Datejust, although Eisenhower wore a yellow gold Datejust and Biden is wearing a stainless steel Datejust. You can learn much more about by reading my 18 Part story titled "The Complete History of The Rolex President."