Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Highlights William & Catherine Westminster Abbey Royal Marriage


Royal Wedding Highlights
William & Catherine Westminster Abbey Royal Marriage


Rolex Annual Calendar Moonphase Reference 6062


...Studio Shot Of The Day...

The Last Emperor Rolex Triple-Date

Rolex Annual Calendar Moonphase
Reference 6062 on a Matching Gold Jubilee Bracelet

This watch belonged to Bao Dai, the last Emperor of Vietnam. The watch is featured in John Goldberger's book, 100 Superlative Watches on page 150.


Page 150 Bao Dai Diamond Moonphase. [Reference 6062] Circa 1952

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


...Emmy Award Winner...

Barbra Streisand & James Brolin
Vintage Stainless Daytona


Deborah Wald took both of these amazing images

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter from John Goldberger 1950s Rolex Cloisonné Mermaid Dial


Happy Easter from John Goldberger
1950s Rolex Cloisonné Mermaid Dial

John Goldberger is a renowned horological expert, collector and publisher. He sent in this photo to share with you and he said "Happy Easter!" This is clearly a beautiful Rolex Cloisonné dial from the 1950s and it features a mermaid holding what would appear to be a pearl, or perhaps an egg.

To all my readers who celebrate Easter, Happy Easter, and to all my other readers I hope you are having a great weekend, and special thanks to John for sharing this image.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

1st Generation "Orange Hand" Explorer II v. 2nd Generation "Red Hand" Explorer II


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

1st Generation "Orange Hand" Explorer II
v.
2nd Generation "Red Hand" Explorer II

Photo Credit: Adam

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Klaus' Vintage Rolex Clasp


...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day...

Klaus' Vintage Rolex Clasp

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World War II Rolex Ads 1944 Rolex Oyster...


World War II Rolex Ads
1944 Rolex Oyster




Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Steve McQueen & Paul Newman The Towering Inferno Movie [1974]


...The Kings Of Rolex Coolness...

Steve McQueen & Paul Newman
The Towering Inferno Movie [1974]

What could be cooler than a movie starring Steve McQueen wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner? A movie with Paul Newman co-staring with him!!!

The two most famous actors who wore Rolex starred together in this movie named The Towering Inferno, which set a high-water mark for early 1970s action adventure movies. In 1974, nothing was cooler than Steve McQueen and Paul Newman!!!!!




Steve McQueen is pictured below sporting his trademark Rolex Submariner.


Of course, The Towering Inferno was an action adventure movie, and in these next shots we see Paul Newman and Steve McQueen James Bonding it up!!!




When I say "James Bonding it up" if you have ever worn a Rolex Submariner and you know what I mean, you will recognize this next pose in this image that shows Steve McQueen sporting his trademark Rolex Submariner ;-)


To learn much more about the Towering Inferno, check out the update Part 3 of the Steve McQueen Rolex Story.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rolex Coolness: A.J.Foyt 1974 Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad


...Now & Then...

The King Of Racing
Rolex Coolness: A.J.Foyt
1974 Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad

5 Decades Wearing Nothing But Rolex

A.J. Foyt has had an amazing racing career. To this day, he is the only race car driver to win The Daytona 500, The Indianapolis 500, The 24 Hours of Daytona, The 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. All together, A.J. Foyt won 159 auto races, which gave him the well-deserved title of "The King Of Racing."



We see A.J. Foyt in the photo above taken from the June of 1964 cover of Sports Illustrated. This photo was take just before he raced in and won the Indianapolis 500. In the next image below, taken a decade later in 1974, we see A.J. Foyt being celebrated in a Rolex Day-Date ad.




A. J. Foyt is pictured below with Richard Petty on the 4th of July in 1975.





A.J. Foyt is pictured below in a recent photo, and we see him wearing his yellow gold Rolex GMT Master. He also still wears his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date he is wearing in the 1974 Rolex ad pictured above.









Sunday, April 17, 2011

Introducing Jake's Patek Philippe World Blog...


Introducing Jake's Patek Philippe World Blog

I imagine it was just a matter of time, and I finally decided to start Jake's Patek Philippe World Blog. I first became aware of the Rolex brand when I was 15 years old, back in 1981. At the time, I was aware already aware of Patek Philippe because my father and grandfather both wore Patek Philippe watches.

Over the past several years, Jake's Rolex World has become the definitive guide for the world of Rolex and I intend to achieve the same standard with Jake's Patek Philippe World. If you are not familiar with the Patek Philippe watch brand it can be argued that if Rolex is the Mercedes of watches, Patek Philippe is the Rolls Royce of watches.


One of the primary differences between the two brands is that Patek Philippe watches are primarily dressy watches, and Rolex tend to be more sporty. Or course Patek Philippe makes sporty watches and Rolex makes dressy watches, but I would say that is the main differentiator. Also Patek Philippe watches tend to be much more expensive. Patek Philippe watches typically have the GENEVÉ seal, and Rolex watches typically have the C.O.S.C. seal.

The GENEVÉ seal requires a tremendous amount of hand finishing, with rules that say things like the watch cannot have any right angles on the outside or inside. Rolex watches tend to be very accurate timekeepers because of the C.O.S.C. seal.

Some people say that Rolex is all about the outside and Patek Philippe is all about the inside. They say this because it is very common for Patek Philippe watches to come standard with a synthetic sapphire exhibition caseback which allows you to see the typically beautiful and ornate movement, and Rolex has never made watches with exhibition casebacks as a standard item. It has been argued that Rolex movements are simple in design since they are designed to be tool-watch workhorses.

As different as Patek Philippe and Rolex are, they also share many similarities. Patek Philippe is one of the last family owned, independent watchmakers located in Geneva, Switzerland. Rolex is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Trust, which was left to his existing family members as the beneficiaries, which still kind of makes it family owned.

Also people who like Rolex typically enjoy Patek Philippe, and visa versa. Many of the worlds top horilogical collectors are Patek Philippe and Rolex aficionados. Also, at most watch auctions world-wide, Rolex and Patek Philippe are always the high-performance stars.

Jake's Patek Philippe World Blog is still very much a work in progress, and I added a banner ad that appears at the bottom of every page on Jake's Rolex World so you can always find it easily. You can also check it out by clicking the banner above.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Pedro's Rolex Oyster Cushion Case


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Pedro's Rolex Oyster Cushion Case

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Warren Buffett: Wealthiest Man In The United States...



Rolex Coolness: Warren Buffett
Worlds Wealthiest Investor
[Trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date]



The Oracle Of Omaha

Warren Buffett Trusts Rolex To Keep The Time Of His Life

Warren Buffett is a very interesting man. On the one hand, he is extremely simple and un-materialistic–yet in his extremely successful career as an investor with Berkshire-Hathaway, he has managed to squirrel-away more nuts than any other American.

Warren Buffett was once asked what he thought about Rolex and he said he thought Rolex was an amazing brand and that if it was ever for sale he would buy it immediately.



"Success is getting what you want & happiness is wanting what you get." –Warren Buffett





Warren Buffett is pictured below meeting with President Obama in the White House to give him economic advise on how to turn the American economy around.


Warren Buffett is the wealthiest man on earth and Bill Gates is the second wealthiest American. So is there a correlation between Warren being the wealthiest American and the fact that he wears a Rolex? I will let you decide that.







Buffett On Rolex

Warren Buffett is a big fan of Rolex and has been wearing his Rolex Day-Date for many years. Buffett was once asked what he thought about Rolex as a company and if he would ever be interested in purchasing Rolex (even though it is not for sale, since Rolex is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Trust). Buffett responded by saying: "Luxury watchmakers such as Geneva-based Rolex are great companies. They know my phone number, but they haven't called.''









Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rolex Lume Shot Of The Day Rocco's Rolex Explorer


Rolex Lume Shot Of The Day
Rocco's Rolex Explorer

Monday, April 11, 2011

1995 U.S. Equestrian Team: Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Ad...


1995 U.S. Equestrian Team
Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Ad

Robert Scheidt & Torben Grael: The Worlds Greatest Sailors


Rolex Coolness
Robert Scheidt & Torben Grael
The Worlds Greatest Sailors
Rolex Submariner

Robert Scheidt and Torben Grael are considered to be two of the greatest sailors in history and in 2011 we will be taking an in-depth look at the world or Rolex World Sailors. Torben Grail who is pictured on the right was named the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year.


Robert Scheidt is picture above on the left wearing his Rolex submariner, and Torben Grael is pictured standing behind him, and Torben Grael, who is from Brazil is also pictured below wearing his Rolex Submariner.


Torben Grael and Anna Tunnicliffe, are picture below accepting their awards for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards in 2009.



Sunday, April 10, 2011

John Mayer's Incredible Hulk Submariner


...Wrist Shot Of The Day...

John Mayer's Incredible Hulk Submariner

John Mayer is one of the top guitarist and recording artists in the world today. On his blog he recently showed off his new Supercase Ceramic LV Submariner.

John Mayer wrote on his blog back on August 3rd, 2010:

"Look what I just got...No, not the brand new Rolex green dial/green bezel Submariner, ya goof. JM silly bandz! Available beginning tonight. One of these are worth at least a half dozen dolphins or bunnies."

Holy Men Wearing Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul


Holy Men Wearing Rolex Two-Tone Datejust
Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II

What do the the Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II have in common beside the fact they are both holy men? They don't wear pants–they both wore gowns, and they both wore two-tone Rolex Datejust watches.


In this first photo we see the Dalai Lama at the the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, and we see him wearing his two-tone Rolex Datejust.


In this next photo we see Pope John Paul II wearing his two tone Rolex Datejust.


In this next photo we see Pope John Paul II and U.S. President Ronald Reagan making a speech.


In the next photo below, we see Pope John Paul wearing his two-tone Rolex Datejust, as he sits next to President Ronald Reagan. It is interesting to note that Ronald Reagan also wore a Rolex Datejust.


In this next photo below, we see the Papal Father just after an assassination attempt was made on his life on May 13, 1981 as he entered St. Peter's Square. Notice he is wearing his two tone Rolex Datejust.

It is also interesting to note that in the photo above, that both Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul both not only wore Rolex Datejust models on a Jubilee bracelet, but they both also were shot at close range in assassination attempts that occurred within 43 days of each other in 1981. Dr. Martin Luther King was also wearing his Rolex Datejust when he was assassinated.

Pope John Paul and Ronald Reagan, both, in many ways symbolized the 1980s generation, and both passed away within a year of each other in the mid 2000s.


Pope Paul completely recovered and is pictured below with Mother Theresa. I think they were both very kind souls.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

...Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day... Km'rol Rolex Explorer In The Car


...Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Km'rol Polar Rolex Explorer II In The Car

Rolex Coolness: Jake Gyllenhaal All-New Rolex Stainless Supercase Submariner...


Rolex Coolness: Jake Gyllenhaal
All-New Rolex Stainless Supercase Ceramic Submariner

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day... Paul Newman Daytona Coolness


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

Paul Newman Daytona Coolness
[Round Buttons: Reference 6239]

Antiquorum auction house just sold this super-cool Paul Newman Daytona for around $75,000. Why Rolex does not bring back this ultra-cool design language is far, far beyond me. It is unique to Rolex and amazing looking!!! Rolex, you finally brought back the "Orange Hand" Explorer II, now it's time to bring back the Paul Newman Daytona!!!!! Please!!!!!!!





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