Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jake's Rolex World Bookstore


Jake's Rolex World Bookstore
Books For The Collector

Welcome to Jake's Rolex World Bookstore. Here you will find reviews and ordering instructions for many great Rolex history book.

This first section begins with books from Mondani Editore and Patrizi Press. You can simply order any of these books by sending the sale price to our Paypal account which is:

RolexBlog@Gmail.com.

Please also include a shipping fee of $40 per book. This $40 shipping fee is for all international shipping, so it does not matter what country you are in, we will send your book(s) to you for a flat fee of $40 and it will be delivered to you via FedEx.

California residents please include your local sales tax.

Please also include the mailing address you wish to have the book shipped to and please also include your phone number which is required by FedEx.

In the future, as time permits I will be writing more detailed overviews of each book.


Mondani Publishing Overview

Mondani books are written, researched and published by Franca & Guido Mondani who live in Italy. Guido Mondani is renowned for having one of the top Rolex Collections in the world. One day many years ago, he decided he wanted to share all his knowledge and research with the world and he started publishing his books.

Mondani books are like nothing I have ever seen before!!! As I have mentioned in the past, there is nothing on earth like Super-High-End Italian Passion!!!! Nobody else on earth makes a car like a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, or glasses like Persol, or produced singers like Luciano Pavarotti.

High-end Italian goods are like nothing else in the world and Mondani books posses that same ethos and passion!!! Mondani books are not inexpensive, but they are beautiful works of absolute art that showcase timeless Rolex design as the high-art they are.

All the books we are offering are written in English and Italian. This means, that throughout the book, you will have the English writing next to the Italian.


Rolex Gallery
Mondani Press
Price $180

Rolex Gallery is the latest book from Mondani Press and it takes you on a detailed journey through the history of Rolex watches. "Rolex Gallery" is a clear, detailed and updated guide for all those who want to approach and understand the market for collectable Rolex watches. This books title perfectly sums up what you get, which is a book with many, many hundreds of beautiful Rolex watches.

Rolex Gallery is arguably the ultimate coffee table Rolex book for when you just want to enjoy looking at many beautiful Rolex watches. It is filled with many very rare and unusual Rolex models along with much detailed reference information and the photography is superb!!!








100 Years Of Rolex
Mondani Press
Price $460

100 Years of Rolex give a super-detailed overview of Rolex design and excellence over 100 years from 1908 to 2008. The photography in this book is just amazing and this book belongs in the collection of any serious Rolex book collection.






Rolex GMT-MASTER
Mondani Press
Price $360

If you are into GMT Master Rolex Watches, the photography in the book will blow your mind!!! I remember when I first saw this book over at my buddy Seth Chandler's house. I was shocked at the level of detail in the book. The photography and detail in this book is just amazing!!!





The Rolex Submariner Story
Mondani Press
[Special Updated Limited Edition of 500 Copies]
Price $890

This book freaked me out when I first saw it!!! It is definitely the largest book in my entire collection. It measures 16 inches tall by 12.5 inches wide and if you are into Rolex Submariner watches, this will make a beautiful showpiece on any coffee table.

The Mondani's did an amazing job chronicling the evolution of all Rolex Submariner watches in great detail. This book also comes with a detailed vintage Rolex guide that is a work of art in-and-of-itself. The first edition of this book was limited to 2000 copies and it sold out almost immediately, so Mondani brought it back with this new updated & expanded edition. If you are a Rolex Submariner fan, this is a must have book and is limited to 5oo copies, all of which are hand-signed by Guido Mondai!!!!!





Rolex: Collecting Modern & Vintage Wristwatches
Volume 1 & 2
Mondani Press
Price $600

This is a two volume set by Mondoni on collecting modern and vintage Rolex wristwatches and it is filled with magnificent photography and lush detail for every collector from the beginner to the advanced Rolex collector. This two volume set is extremely extensive and filled with amazing Rolex history insight.






Panerai
Patrizzi Press
Price $690

Patrizi Press put together this two volume set on the history of Panerai which was released in December of 2009 and it is just mind-boggling. Volume 1 is written by Dino ZEI and it is named, "Panerai In Florence: 150 Years Of History," and it goes into great detail on the history of the Italian Panerai company behind the mysterious vintage Panerai watches. This massive volume offers all kinds of fascinating insight into Panerai and their Italian Roots.

The second volume in this series is named, "Panerai Watches: From 1936 to 1997" and it was written by Mario Paci. This volume goes into great detail on many of the vintage Panerai watches made by Rolex and it chronicles all the Panerai watches made after 1956 by Panerai up to 1997. This book has some amazing Panerai variants I had never seen before with some amazing photography.

If you are a serious Panerai enthusiast, this is a must have 2 volume set, and the books are enormous!!!!! Each volume is like a phone book.

One of the obvious questions, is how does this set of books compare to the superb Vintage Panerai books by Ralf Ehlers & Volker Wiegmann from Germany? or even the chapter I wrote on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog from The Complete History Of The Rolex Submariner & SEA-DWELLER series named Part 3: Panerai & The Italian Royal Navy [The First Professional Rolex Diving Watch]?

I have great news!!! This 2 volume set along with the two Vintage Panerai books by Ralf and Volker, as well as my series all beautifully compliment each other with very little overlap!!! I would say if you enjoy all of them you will pretty much be a true Panerai Officianado!!!







Ordering Instructions

You can simply order any of these books by sending the sale price to our Paypal account which is: RolexBlog@Gmail.com. Please also include a shipping fee of $40 per book. This $40 shipping fee is for all international shipping, so it does not matter what country you are in, we will send your book(s) to you for a flat fee of $40 and it will be delivered to you via FedEx.

California residents please include your local sales tax.

Please also include the mailing address you wish to have the book shipped to and please also include your phone number which is required by FedEx.





The Best Of Time
Rolex Wristwatches
by James Dowling and Jeff Hess.

For Jake's detailed review and exclusive free podcast interview of co-author and noted Rolex expert Jeff Hess click here.


This is a must have Rolex history book for every Rolex book collection.

James Dowling and Jeff Hess, both leading Rolex experts co-authored this masterpiece. James Dowling's writing is brilliant and he is literally a walking Rolex encyclopedia.

You may purchase this magnificent Rolex History book at a huge discount by clicking on the link below:





100 Superlative Rolex Watches
by John Goldberger

For Jake's detailed review of this Rolex history masterpiece along with Jake's free exclusive podcast interview of the Author click here.


Published on the 100th Anniversary of Rolex, 100 Superlative Rolex Watches was released in September of 2008 and consists of $20 Million worth of rare and highly collectable Rolex watches from the collections of the top 5 Rolex collectors in the world. This book has an excellent layout and a very comfortable leatherette cover.

Author and Rolex connoisseur, John Goldberger has created a wonderful "Picture Book" that is a superb Rolex reference and a must have for every Rolex book collection.

You may purchase this masterpiece of Rolex History and save $74 off the list price by clicking the link below:






The Rolex Report
by John Brozek

I am working on a review of The Rolex Report and should be recording a Podcast interview with the author, John Brozek in the future.


The Rolex Report is a fascinating book written by Rolex expert, John Brozek.

This book has an excellent Rolex history section and a superb history of how man has calculated and measured time for close to 5000 years.

There are also many how to guides and tons of interesting Rolex information.

You may purchase superb Rolex History book and guide by clicking the link below:


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