Thursday, September 3, 2015

...Rolex Coolness... Matt LeBlanc Stainless Steel Rolex Sumbariner


...Rolex Coolness...

Matt LeBlanc
Stainless Steel Rolex SEA-DWELLER

How You Doin'!?!?!

Matt LeBlanc is best known for his role as the beloved Joey Tribbiani on the Superhit, Freinds. Matt starred in 236 episodes of Friends, which aired for 12 years from 1994-2006!!! 



Matt LeBlanc has been wearing his trademark stainless steel Rolex SEA-DWELLER for more than a decade. Matt has also been successful in movies, and was in Lost In Space, and Charlie's Angels.


Above Photo appears courtesy of Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times





In this next photo Matt LeBlanc is wearing a modern LV "Hulk" Submariner.




In this next photo Matt LeBlanc is wearing a two-tone Rolex Daytona.




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Week: Daytona Designation...


Daytona Designation

ChampTheKid took this stunning macro shot of his Rolex Daytona up-close. You have to love the red, white and black color combination!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stefano Mazzariol Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Rolex Oyster Moonphase


Stefano Mazzariol
Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Rolex Oyster Moonphase
[Reference 6062]

The "Little Star" dial Rolex Moonphase [Reference 6062] is probably the coolest Rolex ever made!!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Dustin Hoffman wearing a Stainless GMT Master in Movie Marathon Man...



...Rolex Coolness...

Dustin Hoffman
2 Time Academy Award Winner for Best Actor

Dustin Hoffman is considered to be one of the best actors of his generation. He has starred in so man iconic movies including, The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), , Little Big Man (1970), Straw Dogs (1971), Papillon (1973), Lenny (1974), All The President's Men (1976), Marathon Man (1976), Straight Time (1979), Kramer v. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1982), Death Of A Salesman (1985), Rainman (1988), Hook (1991), Outbreak (1995), just to name a few...

Dustin Hoffman is pictured below at an awards ceremony sporting his Pepsi Rolex GMT Master which he also wore in several movies including Straw Dogs and Marathon Man.

T. Walker Lloyd, who was a Rolex U.S.A. executive shared a fascinating story with me in a podcast about how he gave Dustin Hoffman his Rolex GMT Master.




Dustin Hoffman's most iconic and famous role was perhaps in the graduate, which debuted in 1967 and featured the equally iconic Simon and Garfunkel song, Mrs. Robinson.








Little Big Man
1970

Little Big Man is one of my favorite Dustin Hoffman movies, and you can watch the entire movie below:





Straw Dogs
1971

Dustin Hoffman starred in Straw Dogs which debuted in theaters in 1971, and as we see he was wearing his Pepsi GMT-Master.








The Marathon Man
1976

The photos below are from the 1976 movie, Marathon Man, in which Dustin Hoffman wore his Rolex GMT Master.








All The President's Men
1976

Dustin Hoffman costarred with Robert Redford in the 1976 hit movie named All The President's Men. In this movie Robert Redford wore his Rolex Submariner.



Kramer vs. Kramer
1979

Dustin Hoffman costarred with Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best supporting Actress. Dustin Hoffman is pictured below sporting his Pepsi Rolex GMT Master from the movie.






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Rainman Rolex
Tom Cruise & Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman starred in the classic movie, Rainman with Tom Cruise who wore a Rolex Day-Date, which you see on his wrist in the photos below with Dustin Hoffman.

"I'm an excellent driver. Uh-0h, fifteen minutes to Wapner. Definitely...I definitely like Rolex!!! "

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona


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

Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sofi Fahrman: Swedish Journalist


...Rolex Hotness...

Sofi Fahrman
Swedish Journalist
Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton-Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad


...Rolex Super Coolness...

Eric Clapton
A Brilliant Musical Career With Rolex Keeping His Time

Eric Clapton has enjoyed an amazing musical career. He is the only three-time Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee, as a solo artist, as well as a member of the Yardbirds, as well as Cream. Eric Clapton is arguably one of the most influential and successful guitarists of all time.



Eric Clapton is a vintage Rolex collector as well as being a Rolex Ambassador. In the photo above and below we see Eric Clapton sporting his Paul Newman Rolex Daytona on a Fatstrap, the exact way Paul Newman wore his.



Just for frame of reference, I thought I would share this photo of Paul Newman wearing his trademark Exotic Dial Daytona on a Fatstrap. If you compare the photo above and below you see that Eric Clapton's Paul Newman Daytona is absolutely true to form.




Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad





Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton
50th Anniversary Rolex GV Milgauss







Clapton Sporting a Rolex Submariner





Clapton Sporting a Rolex GMT-Master







Riding With The King

Eric Calpton with B.B. King. Eric is wearing his Submariner and B.B. King is wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex President which is not visible in this picture. B.B. Kings Rolex President is as much a part of his kit as his guitar–Lucille.





Speaking of Eric Clapton and B.B. King, here they are pictured above with John Mayer, and they are all wearing Rolex watches. B.B. King, Eric Clapton and John Mayer are considered to be the greatest guitarist of their respective generations.


Of course when B.B. King plays his trademark Gibson Lucille (Model ES 355) he wears his trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date President.

In this photo Clapton is also wearing a Day Date and John Mayer is wearing one of his vintage Rolex Explorer II watches with the orange hand.


Eric's Great Buddy



Talk about a Mentor and Protege...Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton at a Crossroads Charity event. Crossroads is Eric Clapton's charity organization.

Buddy Guy is one of the greatest Blues and Rock guitarist that ever lived. If it was not for Buddy Guy's early innovation on the guitar playing style on the guitar there never would have been a Hendrix.

Buddy does not just play the guitar, he completely dominates it like I have NEVER seen anybody else do.



Eric Clapton's Rolex Watches At Auction

Eric Clapton was one of the first celebrities to get into collection vintage Rolex watches. Over the years he has auctioned many of them and donated the benefits to his charity foundation. This Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona set a world watch auction record a few years ago by selling for $505,000.

The watch is considered to be very rare because it has an "Albino" dial.

Eric Clapton's Albino Daytona


Eric Clapton once owned this Extremely Rare Rolex watch dubbed "The Yachtmaster Daytona which was a Prototype Rolex and was never offered to the public. It is fascinating to see how Rolex experimented with the nautical theme in the 60s and early 70s be creating a 39MM Yachtmaster. Of course, Rolex did not bring the current Yachtmaster to market until decades later.

Eric Clapton's Rolex Yacht-Master prototype sold at a Christie's Auction in 2003 for $125,000, and Eric Clapton donated the proceeds to his Crossroads Foundation. His Rolex Yacht-Master is picture below and appears courtesy of Christie's Auction House.


Here is another photo of Eric Clapton's Rolex Yacht-Master Prototype Reference 6239/6242. There are only 3 known examples of the Rolex Yacht-Master Prototype. The first is this one that was owned by Eric Clapton. The second one is owned by John Goldberger, and the last one is owned by Rolex and kept in their private collection and it has a special bezel [Reference 6542].










Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1970 Rolex USA Catalog Shots...


...Vintage Rolex Hotness...

1970s Rolex Brochure

Strange as it may or may not sound, I think many Rolex watch designs and brochures are high-art and these images from the 1970 Rolex USA catalog are no exception. I really like this first vintage Rolex Hotness image. It is remarkable how timeless the photo, watch, clothing and hairstyle is, and I love those beautiful light pink nails.








Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stefano Mazzariol Cream Colored Explorer II...


Stefano Mazzariol
Cream Colored Explorer II

This excellent photo from Stefano Mazzariol is of a first generation stainless steel Rolex Explorer II with a cream colored dial and white gold applied indices and matching hands. All later generation versions of this watch have a white dial with black applied indices with black hands.

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