Rolex Chronograph: Grandfather Of The Rolex Daytona
The Rolex Chronograph Reference 6234 was introduced in 1955–coincidentally, the same years Rolex introduced the Rolex GMT Master.
The Rolex Chronograph Reference 6234 was made from 1955 to 1961, and during those 6 years Rolex averaged approximately 500 per year. The Reference 6234 is the great grandfather of the modern stainless steel Rolex Daytona.
Eddie Murphy is probably the funniest comedian that every lived and he has worn a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date with a diamond bezel for more than a quarter century. Eddie first became a comedy superstar on Saturday Night Live and we see him pictured below on the set of SNL in 1983 sporting his trademark yellow gold Rolex President with a diamond bezel and matching bracelet.
This next photo was taken in 1987 when Eddie Murphy was putting his footprint in the sidewalk during the ceremony at Gramens Chinese Theater in 1987.
Eddie is pictured below with his mother and father.
On the cover of People magazine (pictured below) we see Eddie with his wife who is wearing a female version of his yellow gold Rolex.
The first photo below is from a video interview of Eddie Murphy in 2009 on the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien, and we see Eddie sporting his trademark yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. The second image of Eddie also recent, shows Eddie wearing his Rolex Day-Date.
Well it's been an interesting week to say the least, and now Muammar Gaddafi belongs to the ages. Muammar Gaddafi certain lived an interesting life. He took over Libya in 1969 in a coup when he was only 27 years old. He ruled Libya for 42 years. We see Muammar Gaddafi in the photo below from 1971 wearing his Rolex Datejust.
Supposedly Libya has an oil reserve today of 440 Billion barrels of oil, which is worth somewhere around $4 Trillion dollars. Just to put things in perspective, the U.S. National debt is currently around $15 Trillion.
My friend Michael, who is a big Rolex collector sent in this desktop wallpaper to share with you. I refer to this Rolex model as the Bumble Bee because that is what the color combination reminds me of:
You have to click on the image to enjoy the detail.
James Cameron is one of the most remarkable directors in the history of Hollywood. He has directed, produced, and been involved in the filming of many blockbuster hits like Escape From New York, Aliens, The Abyss, Point Break, True Lies, Solaris, Terminator, Titanic and most recently, Avatar. James Cameron won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Titanic, as well as for Best Director.
James Cameron's amazing directorial endeavors have grossed more than $6 Billion in world-wide sales, and his two mega-hits, Titanic and Avatar are the two highest-grossing movies of all-time!!!
James Cameron's most recent blockbuster was Avatar which is the highest grossing science-fiction movie in history. Here is the Avatar trailer:
James Cameron is pictured below in a photo wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner from a publicity shot taken when he was filming Titanic.
Here is the trailer for the epic Titanic movie that was the highest grossing movie in history, at $1.8 Billion until Avatar surpassed it by grossing more than $2.7 Billion.
In the photo below we see James Cameron winning the Academy Award for Best Director for Titanic and notice he is wearing his Rolex Submariner as he accepts the Oscar for his amazing movie-making achievement.
James Cameron is pictured below on December 18, 2009 at the ceremony where he received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Later in 2011 we will be exploring James Cameron's career achievements in much greater detail including his amazing journey to the Titanic.
Walter Cronkite was born in 1916 and lived the most amazing life and recently passed away at 92 years of age. What an amazing life he lived!!!! America's Uncle Walt–as he was affectionally called–wore a two-tone Rolex Datejust.
The image below is of major historical significance. He see Walter Cronkite on July 20, 1969 as he keeps his eyes glued to his monitor as NASA's Apollo 11 Mission touches down on the Moon for the fist time, and notice that Walter Cronkite is wearing his trademark two tone Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet.
U.S. Navy SEA-LAB Interview
1968 Bob Barth Interview
San Francisco Navy Yard
Walter Cronkite is pictured in the next two photos interviewing the legendary U.S. Navy SEA-LAB diver, Bob Barth. Bob Barth was a the only diver who dove on all the SEA-LAB 1, SEA-LAB 2, and SEA-LAB 3 missions. Bob Barth co-developed the Rolex SEA-DWELLER with Rolex and we see him being interviewed below in 1968 by Walter Cronkinte.
Walter Cronkite is picture below as he is being greeted by Ronald Reagan in the White House.
This is an amazing overview of Walter Cronkite's career. I highly recommend watching it:
Rolex is one of the most recognizable brands on earth, but very little has been known about its real history. If you really, really want to understand what makes Rolex tick, I very highly recommend you read the fascinating story of Rolex's amazing founder–Hans Wilsdorf.
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