So no one told us there’d be luxury replica watches in this show (clap, clap, clap, clap). Get out your flannel shirts, and pour yourself a massive cappuccino, because the Friends Reunion is here. It launched on HBO Max a few days ago and sent the internet into a frenzy with Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, and Chandler back together again. I’d watched the show when it originally aired, and then again recently with my wife (it’s her favorite show). So I was going to watch this regardless, but then I spotted a watch … and then another one.
Friends and watches are not necessarily a surprising pairing. The characters had a number of era-appropriate pieces throughout the show’s original 10-year run. Courtney Cox’s Monica Geller wore a Breitling Chronomat, David Schwimmer’s Ross Geller had a TAG Heuer Professional (in the early seasons), and Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Green wore what looked like a top quality fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual. There were fewer watches in the reunion, but they were no less cool.
The marquee timepiece was no doubt Jennifer Aniston’s gold case copy Rolex Day-Date on a bracelet (also known as the “President”). She wears the watch when the entire cast gathers on the original set. What’s most surprising, and cool, is that in some instances, she wore the watch over her sleeve – a style cue we’ve seen most notably from Gianni Agnelli. Aniston pulls it off very well.
Of course, the champagne dial fake Rolex Day-Date is the quintessential classic Rolex watch, with its signature President bracelet with polished center links, and the day and date complication. Aniston’s watch looks to be a vintage model (in some scenes you can catch a glimpse of the older style clasp which gives it away). For a star of her stature, this is a very fitting choice.