Thursday, April 16, 2015

Actor Robert Urich wearing his Two-tone GMT Master on a Jubilee...

...Rolex Coolness...

Robert Urich
Two-Tone GMT Master on Jubilee Bracelet

Robert Urich was a famous American actor who is best known for his roles in the TV shows Vega$, where he played detective Dan Tanna, as well as staring on Spenser for Hire. Early in his career he stared in Kung Fu, S.W.A.T., Soap, and The Lazurus Man.

Robert Urich was also well known as the host of National Geographic Explorer from 1985 to 1995.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rolex Galleon Cloisonné Dial 1952 18kt | Reference 6100

1952 Rolex Galleon Cloisonné Dial
18kt Reference 6100

Monday, April 13, 2015

1926 Rolex Oyster Ad

1926 Ladies Rolex Oyster Ad

Rolex introduced the famous Rolex Oyster in 1926, and began a world-wide marketing campaign to familiarize the world with the many benefits of owning a truly waterproof watch. The following Rolex ad from 1926 is the earliest know Rolex Oyster magazine ad I am aware of, and of course you can always learn much more about The History Of The Rolex Oyster on Jake's Rolex World.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date 
with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rosie Huntington & Jason Statham A Rolex Family

...Rolex Hotness & Coolness...

Rosie Huntington
Jason Statham
A Rolex Family

Rosie Huntington and Jason Statham are one of the hottest Hollywood couples today, even thought they are both originally from England. Rosie Huntington is a Victoria Secret model, and actress, and she has been dating British actor Jason Statham for four years. Rosie is pictured below wearing a stainless steel Rolex Daytona.

Rosie Huntington is pictured below with her long-term boyfriend, Jason Statham who is wearing a vintage "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer II.

Jason Statham is pictured below wearing his vintage "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer II, while speaking at a special movie screening of Killer Elite.

Jason Statham is one of the most popular action adventure actors today.

The Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" that Jason Statham is wearing is a Vintage Rolex Reference 1655, which was originally introduced in 1971.

In photo above we see Jason wearing a vintage Daytona, and in the video interviews below we see Jason Statham talking about his current movie he stars in named The Fast & Furious 7, and we see he is wearing a vintage Daytona.

In the photo above and video below we see Jason Statham wearing a vintage Paul Newman Black dial Rolex Daytona, which has a dial that is the reverse of the one in the video interview above.

Fast and Furious 7 Movie

The theatrical trailer for The Fast & Furious 7 can be seen below. I saw this movie recently and it is seriously action packed!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Star Wars Movie Collection All Digital Collection Coming Soon!

Star Wars
Movie Collection
All Digital Collection Coming Soon!

The six Star Wars movies comprise what is arguably "The most iconic movie collection of all time", and for the first time in history, they will be available for digital download from sources such as the Apple iTunes store!!! The movie will be available for purchase and download on April 10, 2015. 

I was 10 years old when the original Star Wars movie came out, and watching that first movie seriously expanded my imagination. The Star Wars movies are super iconic, just like Rolex, so this is really exciting news!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

John F. Kennedy Jr. Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

...Rolex Super Coolness...

John F. Kennedy Jr.

Wore A Stainless "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona!!!

Several years ago, when I originally published this story I included the photo below of JFK Jr. wearing what is unequivocally a Rolex Oyster bracelet, which I assumed was attached to a Rolex Submariner or SEA-DWELLER.

A close friend of JFK Jr., read the article and contacted me to share the actual story behind the watch!!! It turns out that JFK Jr. wore a Paul Newman Daytona with an Exotic white dial...He took the Rolex Daytona for servicing to Rolex in New York, and they replaced the riveted bracelet with a new Rolex Oyster bracelet with the flip-lock clasp, as seen below.

JFK Jr.'s friend told me that the watch was a Paul Newman Exotic Dial Daytona, which Aristotle Onassis gave JFK Jr., when he married his mother, Jackie Kennedy. 

Paul Newman is pictured below wearing his trademark stainless steel Rolex Daytona with the white exotic dial. You can learn everything about Paul Newman and his Rolex watch  collection by reading my 8 part series entitled, "The Complete History Of The Paul Newman Rolex Daytona."

In the photos below, we see young JFK Jr, with his mother Jackie, and his stepfather, Aristotle Onassis.

JFK Jr's pal went to high school with him is named David, and as the story goes (As David shared with me in an interview), David had a really cool Canon telephoto lens on his 35MM camera. JFK Jr., really liked the lens and offered to trade him his Rolex Daytona for the lens, which at the time was worth about the same amount of money. 

David accepted, and was the one who had the bracelet replaced by Rolex in New York. One day, JFK Jr's mother, Jackie-O, asked JFK Jr., where his Rolex watch was that Aristotle Onassis gave him, and he told her he traded it to David for a Camera lens. Jackie freaked out, and made her son trade it back. She said, "That was a gift from your step-father. You are not to trade it or give it away." 

David was able to ID the watch as a Paul Newman Daytona because he owned it and wore it for close to a year. He said it had an engraving on the back that said "To John from Aristotle." What a crazy story? It turns out that reality is stranger than fiction. By the way, Aristotle Onasiss's granddaughter Athina Onassis also wears a Rolex, which I did a story on last year.

Note: In the photo above of The First Family, JFK with Jackie, Caroline and JFK Jr., pose on August 4, 1962 at Hyannis Port. 

In the past, I published photos of other Kennedy relatives wearing Rolex watches, including JFK Jr's sister Caroline Kennedy (also pictured below wearing her Rolex Datejust) as well as his cousin Maria Shriver

I also heard that President Kennedy's brother Bobby Kennedy wore a Rolex Submariner, but I have not yet been able to find a photo of him wearing a Rolex. JFK Jr's cousin, Ted Kennedy Jr. wears a Rolex SEA-DWELLER as seen below.

Ted Kennedy Jr.'s father, Ted Kennedy, who was JFK's youngest brother is pictured below at the White House in Washington D.C., with their brother Bobby Kennedy.

The next three images of JFK Sr., and JFK Jr., appear courtesy of the estate of Stanley Tretick. Stanley Tretick was a Look Magazine photographer.

JFK Jr. is pictured below with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. I remember once watching a Charlie Rose interview with author Pete Hamill who was talking about JFK and JFK Jr, and how much as a society we idolized them, and how unfortunate that both father and son left this world long before their full potential could be realized.

Peter Hamill quoted Irish Poet, William Butler Yeats 1919 poem named "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory" which he argued was on-point for JFK and JFK Jr, with the last line in the 11th stanza which read:

"What made us dream that he could comb grey hair?" –William Butler Yeats (1919)

Charlie Rose interviewed Peter Hamill on July 22, 1999 and Pete Hamill, as I mentioned above, talked about the passing of JFK Jr. I remember watching this when it originally aired in 1999. Pete Hamill got super-deep in the interview and he talks about the famous William Saroyan line from 1939 "The Time Of Your Life" that said:

"In the time of your life, live–so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it."
– William Saroyan (1939)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Rolex Cosmograph Moonphase 1957 Reference 6062

Rolex Cosmograph Moonphase
1957 Reference 6062

Rolex has a bizarre habit of recycling names. Take for instance, this Rolex ad from 1947. Notice Rolex refers to their Reference 6062 as a "Cosmograph." Recognize the world "Cosmograph?" Today Rolex refers to the Rolex Daytona as a "Cosmograph." So what does "Cosmograph" mean? According to an encyclopedia it means:

"1. The science which describes and maps the general features of the universe (both heavens and the earth), without encroaching on the special provinces of astronomy or geography. 2. A description of representation of the universe or of the earth in its general features."

My absolute favorite Rolex model in history is the Reference 6062 Moonphase with the star indices on the dial, and here is a 1947 Rolex catalog page. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Christian's LV Submariner Out In The Tundra

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Christian's LV Submariner Out In The Tundra

Christian from Munich, Germany took this hand-in-glove wrist shot of his LV Submariner outside on a snow covered day. The LV Submariner remains one of my favorite Rolex watches of all-time.