Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rolex Hotness: Renee Zellweger


Rolex Hotness: Renee Zellweger
Two Time Academy Award Winner

Two time Academy Award Winning Actress Renne Zellweger is pictured below sporting her yellow gold men's Rolex Day-Date on an Oyster bracelet. Renee's ancestors are from Switzerland–by the way. Renee won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her role in Bridget Jones Diary and she also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Cold Mountain in 2003.


As I have mentioned before, women wearing men's yellow gold Rolex Day-Date watches (a.k.a. Rolex President) is all the rage among Hollywood's top actresses, international supermodels and singers. This list includes Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Hurley, Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckman, and Sylvie van der Vart.













Wednesday, September 28, 2011

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day... Michael Morgan's 1966 Meters First Rolex Submariner


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

Michael Morgan's 1966 Meters First Rolex Submariner
[Reference 5513]

Michael Morgan sent in this photo and said:

Hi Jake,

Just wanted to share my 1966 5513 with you, that I acquired a few months ago. I love Jake's Rolex World. It's a daily read for me, kind of like my Rolex newspaper..LOL!!!"

Thanks for your time,

Michael Morgan

Thanks for sending in the photo of your really cool Rolex. I never really thought about it, but in may ways Jake's Rolex World is more like a newspaper than a Magazine, at least, in the sense that it's published 7 days a week/ 365 days a year!?!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

All-New Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand Next To Original


...Retro Rolex Design Detail...

All-New Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand
Side By Side Comparison with the Original

Earlier this week we took a look at the all-new Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II in the wild and today we get to see it side by side with its inspiration. Kristian took this side by side comparison shot of hit all-new 42mm Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" next to his original first generation "Orange Hand" Explorer II. Basically we see a grandson, next to his grandfather. As Mr. Spock would say "Fascinating Captain." Just for the record, this comparison photo is to exact scale.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

...Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day... Jesper's All-New Maxi "Orange-Hand" Rolex Explorer II


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

Jesper's All-New Maxi "Orange-Hand" Rolex Explorer II

Jesper lives in Denmark and he took these shots of his all-new 42mm Rolex Explorer II with a black dial, including this wrist shot and studio shot. This all-new Rolex is an instant classic!!!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rolex Coolness: Maurice Chevalier...


...Rolex Coolness...

Maurice Chevalier
1964 Yellow Gold Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet

This 1964 Rolex ad that feature Maurice Chevalier is one of my absolute favorite vintage Rolex ads. In particular, I LOVE Rolex's timeless marketing message, which I believe captures the essence of Rolex, and it is true today!!! In other words, Maurice Chevalier's timeless message from 1964, is as true today as it was 47 years ago:

"Like a genial hotelier, Rolex has introduced me to some of the nicest people. I ask about their Rolex and they ask about mine. It's as marvelous a conversation piece as it is a timepiece." Maurice Chevalier (1964)



Maurice Chevalier was a close friend of my family. Maurice Chevalier, for those of you who are too young to know, was a very famous French actor, singer and popular entertainer. One of his most famous songs was, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls."


Maurice Chevalier with Louis Lurie

Maurice Chavalier shared his birthday with my uncle Louis Lurie so they used to celebrate it together. Louis Lurie was an ultra-successful industrialist and owned half of downtown San Francisco. Louis Lurie was also a big Hollywood and Broadway producer. Louis Lurie was also my Grandfather Jake Ehrlich Sr's best friend for four decades.


San Francisco Mayor, George Christopher, Maurice Chevalier, Jake Ehrlich Sr.

In this photo my grandfather, Jake Ehrlich Sr., pictured front right is singing "Thank Heaven For Little Girls, with Maurice Chevalier (Front Center) and the tall gentleman to left was the then Mayor of San Francisco, George Christopher.

I have many other blogs, and one of them explores the life and times of my Grandfather Jake Ehrlich Sr., who was a very famous American Trial Attorney and businessman.

You can check out his blog at http://www.neverpleadguilty.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bloomberg Profiles Rolex


Bloomberg Profiles Rolex
and Highlights Pablo Picasso Rolex

Bloomberg News just published an interesting story about Rolex, which I highly recommend. Bloomberg was fascinated with this image of Pablo Picasso I recently published, and they included it in their story.

Bloomberg wrote:

"Rolex is the only maker of timepieces that also can supply an unscripted photograph of Pablo Picasso wearing an American Indian war bonnet on his head and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer on his wrist."


The more I look at this photo of Pablo Picasso wearing his Rolex GMT Master and American Indian headdress, the more I realize it is really kind of like a piece of art in and of itself! Like so many of Picasso's art pieces, it is filled with profound irony, juxtaposition, intensity and surprise.

If you look closely, Picasso is staring directly at the camera, and thus staring back through time at you, but if you look closely, it appears he is staring through the camera. In other words, not looking at the camera, just staring forward. I don't recall ever seeing a photo, like this which has somebody staring at the camera, but not appearing to look you in the eye.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day... Jason's StarStruck Yellow Gold Rolex Moonphase


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

Jason's StarStruck Yellow Gold Rolex Moonphase
Complicated Triple Date Rolex
Reference 6062 with Matching Oyster Bracelet

I can never understand why Rolex does not bring back the classic Rolex Moonphase!?!? It is so cool!!! This one has my favorite moonphase dial, with the star indices.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage French Rolex Mermaid Oyster Advertisement From 1926...


Italian Rolex Mermaid Oyster Advertisement
Vintage 1926

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rolex Hotness: Caroline Woziacki-Second Ranked Female Player In The World


Rolex Hotness: Caroline Woziacki
Top Ranked Female Tennis Player
Pride Of Denmark

The U.S. Open has been taking place over the last two weeks in Flushing Meadows, New York, and Caroline Woziacki who is currently ranked as the Number 1 Female player in the world, is just about to take center court, on this Super Saturday, in the U.S. Open semi-finals, which will be played in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Arthur Ashe Stadium is the largest tennis venue on earth, as it has more than 23,000 seats. Caroline Woziaki is in pursuit of her first grand slam championship and she takes on Serena Williams.



Friday, September 9, 2011

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Jocke's Rolex GMT Master Close Up


Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Jocke's Rolex GMT Master Close Up
[Reference 1675]

Thursday, September 8, 2011

All New "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer II Arriving In Stores World Wide


The Return of
The Orange Hand
Rolex Explorer II

Arriving In Stores World-Wide!!!

Rolex showed off the all-new "Orange Hand" Explorer II at BaselWorld earlier this year, and it was a huge hit!!! People all over the world have been waiting for it to go on sale, and over the past week the watches have been hitting shelves in Rolex Authorized Dealers world wide. As a congratulatory expression, I am publishing for the first time, this vintage Rolex Explorer II ad that features Jean-Claud Killy sporting an original Orange Hand Explorer II.


Here are photos of the all-new Rolex Explorer II with a black dial and white dial, which are currently arriving in Authorized Rolex Dealers world-wide. The retro design language from these new watches come from the original "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer II as seen in the Jean-Claude Killy Rolex ad seen above.



To learn everything about this amazing new watch, you can check out my prior coverage of the all-new Explorer II.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Roger Federer-2011: U.S. Open Rockin' A Vintage Paul Newman Daytona


...Rolex Ultra-Super Coolness...

Roger Federer
2011 U.S. Open

Rockin' A Vintage Paul Newman Daytona

I hope you have all been having a great weekend, and in the U.S. we have been enjoying a long, 3-day Labor Day weekend, which includes an amazing week and weekend of Tennis at the U.S. Open. The 2011 U.S. Open had been some of the best tennis I have ever seen in my life!!!

Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to have much more Rolex news from the U.S. Open, but I have some pretty amazing Rolex news to share with you so far.

In the first two photos below, we see Rolex Ambassador and tennis superstar Roger Federer at a press interview sporting a vintage Paul Newman Rolex Daytona!!! This is unusual, because to date, we have only ever seen Roger Federer wear modern Rolex watches.


Roger Federer is arguably the winningest and best tennis player in history, and he recently turned 30 years old. Roger Federer also has a Nike line of tennis clothing named RF, and Roger is known for his amazing sense of style.

It is interesting to note that Roger's vintage Paul Newman Datyona perfectly matches his black attire and its white and red trim. It is also remarkable to note how timeless the vintage Rolex Daytona is, in the sense that despite being several decades old, it still looks very sporty, masculine and cool!!!


It is difficult to see exactly, which vintage model Rolex Daytona Roger Federer is wearing. My best guess it that he is wearing either a Reference 6234 or 6241. This model has not been available for sale since the late 1980s. Here is a close-up photo of the same or similar model.


The model is referred to as a Paul Newman Daytona because Paul Newman actually wore this same model as you can see in the photo below.



Roger Federer

Mercedes AMG SLS Roadster Coolness

During the U.S. Open, Mercedes Benz has been playing this amazing new Roger Federer video, and if you look closely, in the beginning he is wearing a modern Rolex sports watch.



I also decided to include this video of Roger Federer taking the SLS for a drive


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Liza Minnelli Yellow Gold Date Lady Datejust...


Academy Award Winner For Best Actress

...Rolex SuperStar Hotness...

Liza Minnelli
Yellow Gold Date Lady Datejust

Liza Minnelli is an absolute SuperStar. She is one of the very few people in history to win an Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award. Liza Minelli is pictured below with Sammy Davis Jr., and she is wearing her yellow goal Rolex Ladies Date. Sammy Davis Jr., also wore many different Rolex watches.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

1962 Stein Eriksen Rolex Explorer Skiing Ad


1962 Stein Eriksen
Rolex Explorer Skiing Ad
Winter Olympics Skiing Gold Medal Winner

It is fascinating to realize that J.F.K., was the President Of The United States when this Rolex Explorer ad was published in magazines!!!



Rolex Coolness: Stein Eriksen
Now & Then

"Be tough, be confident, but you will never be a whole person if you aren't humble."
–Stein Eriksen

Stein Eriksen has lived an amazing life!!! In the 1952 Winter Olympics, held in Oslo, Norway, he won the gold medal for Giant Slalom and Silver for Slalom. Stein Eriksen was born in 1927 and is 82 years old today. The photo of him below was taken last year at age 81!!!


Growing up Stein Eriksen was a gymnast which he incorporated into his skiing skills and he was the first skiing superstar. He is pictured below in the early 1950s.


With his gymnastics background, Stein Eriksen is renowned for inventing the skiing areal, which went on to become a freestyle skiing event.


Since Stein Eriksen was the pioneer of ariels, he must have seriously freaked-out spectators!!!


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