Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rolex Lume Shot of the Day...


Photo Credit: Vito

Rolex Macro Shots: Pepsi GMT Up Really Close...

Felix Klaeber the ultra-talented photographer from Munich, Germany took these incredible macro shots of the Pepsi GMT Master.








Photo Credit: Felix Klaeber

Vintage 1966 Rolex Submariner Sailing Advertisement...

Notice the close up image of the Stainless Rolex Submariner has an Explorer dial with the 3, 6 and 9 indices. Click on image to read text.

The Rolex Submariner: A Salty Watch.


The tag-line at the bottom of the page reads:

When a man has a world in his hands, you expect to find a Rolex on his wrist.

One Of The Best NATO Band Shots of All Time...


Tropical NATO Perfection

This is a superb shot of a non-date Stainless Steel Rolex on a NATO strap.  In many ways, I think the dateless sub looks better on a NATO strap.  Something about the extreme simplicity.

Also, this is not a normal NATO strap.  It is a cross-braided tropical NATO.  Very cool, masculine, sporty and handsome...


Rolex Competitors Corner: George Clooney for Omega...

From time to time we will explore Rolex competitors (not that there are any).

I think this is a great Omega Advertisement and I think George Clooney is a really cool, charismatic and often funny dude...

Photoshop Fun: Rolex GMT II-Ceramic Sprite...

Yesterday we were examining what a Supercase GMT II Ceramic would look like with different color bezels.  

Here is a Sprite GMT.  I like the color combo...

Photo Credit: D4

Rolex Hotness: Elle MacPherson Sporting Her Trademark Yellow Gold Datyona




Photos Appear Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea Preview Shots...

These shots are of a Preview Model Sea Dweller Deep Sea that is production spec with a non functional movement. 











The Original Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea...

This is not a Joke.  This is the first Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller.  The reason it has a perfectly domed crystal is because a sphere is much stronger than a flat surface.  


The famous architect, Buchmininster Fuller was the first person to really illustrate this principle in architecture with the Geodesic Dome.  If I am recalling my design history correctly, this evidence came from the design of a chicken egg.

Try this experiment to better understand this principle.  Place a chickens egg in between your hands.  Make certain the top point of the egg is resting against one palm and the bottom base is facing your other palm.  Now apply as much pressure as you can, and you will learn that you can't smash the egg because it is stronger than you.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Customized Stainless Rolex Daytona Meteorite Dial Daytona

Once again, a Rolex you cannot purchase from Rolex, but very, very, very cool!!!  

Just to be clear, you can buy a White Gold Daytona with a Meteorite Dial, but this one is a Stainless Daytona with a Meteorite Dial.  

It belongs to my Pal and it cost him $5000 just for the Meteorite Dial!!!


Roulette Rolex Ring...

Vintage Rolex Datejust Add: Each Rolex...

Each Rolex earns the recognition it enjoys. You know the Feeling...


Photoshop Fun: GMT II Ceramic Super Case with Maxi Markers in Many Colors...

What if Rolex made the newest GMT II Ceramic with the Super Case and Maxi Markers with Bezels in colors other than black?  What would they look like?



I think GMT would look awesome with a Solid Cobalt Blue Bezel as pictured above...


I also think it would look great with a 7UP Green Bezel like the LV Submariner...


Cherry Coke would be great also...

And last but not least, Pepsi would be awesome.  Actually a Vanilla Pepsi would be off the hook Cool!!!!!

More Photoshop Fun: A Few More...

J.B.K. (Hannes) from the German Rolex Forum was wondering what the Ceramic GMT would look like with a Pepsi dial so he created the top image which I saw several weeks ago. It made me wonder what it would look like with a Coke Bezel so I had some Photoshop Fun and modified his image and created the second graphic at the bottom.


All I can say is that I really hope Rolex comes out with these bezels because they look so cool!!!

Photo Credit: J.B.K.

Follow Up on Pan Am White GMT IIs


PCS's beautifully customized watches really made me think:

I really like them and I knew Rolex made the Pepsi with a white dial as seen in the fourth images below, but I did not realize they also originally made the black bezel with the white dial as well.


The watches above are GMT II Rolex Watches with Rolex Explorer II white dials.  The watch below is an original 1959 Pan AM GMT with a white dial and black bezel.  So basically when I was saying that I loved the Black Bezel GMT with a White Dial and that Rolex should make this watch, I did not realize they did make it 45 years ago as Reference Number 6542.

I did some research on the original white dial GMTs and it turns out they are extremely rare and if you can find one for sale they have a current market value of at least $100,000.


Original GMT Oreo Cookie from 1958




Bruce Willis Rolex Yachtmaster


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free Widescreen Desktop Wallpaper Zenith Rolex Daytona

I took this photo back in 2002.  I love how moody the lighting is.  Click on the image for the free widescreen desktop wallpaper.  Enjoy!!!

Chocolate Brown Stainless Rolex Submariner

Chocolate Brown Rolex 1680 Red Submariner...

The one on below is an older version with no crown guards:

Lume Shots of The Day: Milgauss



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