Yes, it's a Thursday, but this is why I think it could well be the date the Apple Watch becomes available. It's the first day of Chinese New Year. Consider the following: Liu Wen is the first to publicly model the watch. The first major spread is in Vogue China. The 18kt gold Edition is available in yellow gold and rose gold, which match well with Asian complexion. Gold is a popular gift in China, particularly when matched with red. Chinese New Year is a big gift giving holiday, like Christmas in the West. I would not be surprised if most of the supply of the Edition goes to China, and that the "early 2015" release date is in part to make sure that they have as much time as they need to get whatever regulatory approvals they need in order to include China in the initial launch wave. OTOH Android fans will be quick to point out that 2015 in the Chinese Zodiac is the year of the sheep.