Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rolex Color Change Dial 2005 White Gold Daytona Cosmograph

Rolex Color Change Dial
White Gold Daytona Cosmograph
2005 Reference 116509

This is a really unusual white gold Rolex Daytona that was recently auctioned by Antiquorum. The thing that makes it unusual is that over time the dye from the red hands have migrated onto the subdials, which give it a fascinating look.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Niklas-Zennström Founder of Skype and Kazaa

...Rolex Coolness...

Niklas Zennström
Founder of Skype and Kazaa
Two-Tone Rolex Yacht-Master

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish entrepenuer and he is best known for founding Skype and Kazaa. Niklas is also a passionate yachtsman. His sailboat named the Rán II won the Rolex Fastnet race in 2009 and 2011.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macro Shots of the Day....

...Macro Shot Of The Day...

Macro Magic

Photo Credit: Lifebreath

Saturday, October 18, 2014

...Rolex Super-Hotness... Cindy Crawford Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

...Rolex Super-Hotness...

Cindy Crawford
Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

Cindy Crawford is considered to be one of the most beautiful women who has ever lived, and we see her pictured below in 1989, sporting her stainless steel Rolex Submariner. Supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson started the trend of women wearing men's Rolex watches back in the mid 1980s. Of course it was Honor Blackman who was the first woman to wear a man's Rolex when she played Pussy Galore in the James Bond Thriller, Goldfinger back in 1964.

Cindy Crawford is an Omega Watch Company Ambassador today, and of course it is always kind of amusing to see an other brand Ambassador's wearing a Rolex before they got paid to wear another brand ;-) This list includes John Travolta who is now a Breitling Ambassador, and Daniel Craig who is an Omega Ambassador now.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rolex Oyster Reference 1530 Stainless Steel...

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

Rolex Oyster Date

This is an unusual Rolex Date, because it is a Rolex Date in an OysterQuartz case.

Photo Credit: Hannes (JBK)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

...World's Top French Chef... Rolex Coolness: Paul Bocuse

...Rolex Coolness...

Paul Bocuse
World's Top French Chef
Now & Then

I must admit, one of my favorite features on Jake's Rolex World is Now & Then, whereby I feature a vintage Rolex ad, and they do a write-up on where the person is today, and highlight their continued life achievements!!!

Paul Bocuse is a French Chef born in 1926 and his is considered to be on of the top chef's in history. He also pioneered "Nouvelle Cuisine" which is lower in calories and less opulent that traditional "Cuisine Classique." Nouvelle Cuisine emphasizes the highest quality fresh ingredients.

Paul Bocuse is featured below in this 1976 Rolex advertisement for the Rolex Day-Date.

Paul Bucouse is picture below 34 years later, and he still looks almost exactly the same, as does his Rolex in the following photo. It is true that everything considered classic was once considered modern ;-D

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vintage Rolex Day-Date Dealers Point Guide

Vintage Rolex Day-Date
Dealers Point Guide

If you are a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World, you know I am absolutely fascinated with vintage Rolex magazine advertisements and brochures. I am also fascinated with internal Rolex Dealer Point Guides, which served to educate salespeople at authorized Rolex dealers by giving them "talking points." Since in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in Autumn heading into winter, I thought it would be on-point to share this with you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Al Pacino Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

Academy Award Winning Best Actor

...Rolex Coolness...

Al Pacino
A Brilliant Career With Rolex Keeping His Time

Al Pacino is considered to be one of the greatest actors alive today.  He has been wearing Rolex watches on film and in real life for decades.

Al Pacino is pictured below with Carrie Underwood at the 2013 Emmy Awards, and you can see he is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

Al Pacino stared in the seminal Godfather trilogy of movies where he played Michael Corleone family. In my opinion the Godfather trilogy is one of the greatest set of movies ever made. The Godfather was released in 1972, and Godfather II was released in 1974. Godfather III was released more than 25 years later in 1990. Many people have criticized Godfather III as not being as good as Part 1 & 2, but I completely disagree. I think Godfather Part III is every bit as great as 1 & 2.

The photo below shows Al Pacino's character, Don Michael Corleone with his father, Don Vito Corleone that was played by Marlon Brando.

Another seminal Al Pacino movie was Scarface, which the photo below is from.

Al Pacino is pictured below wearing a Rolex Day-Date.

In 1992 All Pacino Starred in Glengarry Glen Ross, in which he wore a two-tone Rolex Datejust, as seen below.

Glengarry Glen Ross had a major all-star cast, and featured one of the craziest Rolex scenes in a movie with Alec Baldwin's speech

In this next photo we see Al Pacino wearing a stainless steel Rolex on a Jubilee Bracelet, in 2002 when he stared in the movie named Simone.

Al Pacino is pictured below with Kevin Spacey, and Al is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The History Of The Rolex DEEP SEA Model

The Early History Of The Rolex DEEPSEA

1959 Rolex DEEPSEA 33MM Reference 6532

After having studying Rolex design language history for so may years, I have noticed that a great key to Rolex's success was to experiment like crazy, and often times if something did not initially stick, Rolex would try it again until it stuck or worked, and that appears to me the case with the original Rolex DEEPSEA. The earliest known Rolex DEEPSEA was made in 1956, and the one in the two photos below, which appear courtesy of Fourtane Jewelers, was made in 1959 and has a beautiful gilt honeycomb dial.

This next example of a Rolex DEEPSEA appears courtesy of Robert Maron, and it was named in the fourth quarter of 1956. One of the obvious questions, was if this watch was intended to be an homage to the original Rolex DEEPSEA Special Prototypes that set records in 1953 and 1960, and that would be my best guess. Robert Maron points out:

"Original stainless steel case is 33mm in diameter by 12mm thick and has a polished finish. The 6532 is popularly thought to share a case with the early Explorers. However, this is not the case (pun intended!). Instead, the 6532 case has straight case sides and thin lugs, which distinguishes it from an Explorer. It is also 1mm in diameter smaller than an Explorer. "

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bruno Mars Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

...Rolex Coolness...

Bruno Mars
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

Bruno Mars a Grammy Award wining singer an is one of the top recording artists today, and he wears a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date as seen in the photo below.

In the photo below, we see Bruno Mars wearing a two-tone Rolex Datejust.

Below we see Bruno Mars perform his megahit song named, "When I Was Your Man", which to date has had close to a QUARTER BILLION Views on YouTube!!!!!!!

So you think a quarter of a billion views is impressive this next song by Bruno Mars named "Just The Way You Are" has close to a HALF BILLION Views on YouTube!!!

Bruno Mars performed during the Halftime show at this years 2014 Superbowl, and it was just amazing!!! You can view the entire amazing performance below...