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.
Rick from Seattle, Washington sent in these two photo of John Candy from Uncle Buck. John Candy is pictured wearing his Rolex Day-Date in the photos below, which he also wore as his personal watch. Thanks Rick!!!
Rolex just signed a deal today with Tiger Woods to become an official Rolex Ambassador. Tiger is perhaps the greatest Golf player in history, having won 14 majors and 82 worldwide wins.
Tiger Woods is picture above and below sporting the new 41mm Rolex Day-Date in White Gold
In an official statement released today Rolex said:
ROLEX and Tiger Woods: A Partnership For A New Challenge
In Keeping with its passion for excellence and its long-standing commitment to the world of golf, Rolex is proud to announce its partnership with American golfer Tiger Woods.
The association pays tribute to the exceptional stature of Tiger Woods and the leading role he plays in forging the sports global appeal. It also constitutes a joint commitment to the future.
Rolex is convinced that Tiger Woods still has a long career ahead of him and that he has all the qualities required to continue to mark the history of golf. The brand is committed to accompanying him in his new challenge.
Tiger woods is joining the family of Rolex ambassadors, who are chosen for their talent, their perseverance and their ability to communicate their passion for their sport. They include emerging young champions as well as established top male and female golfers.
The association between Rolex and golf stretches back to the 1960s with the brand's support for the "Big Three: –Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Since then, the relationship has constantly been enriched. Today, it translates into partnerships not only with players but also with the leading and most prestigious actors in the world of golf, the governing bodies or the major professional tours and tournaments.
The Tiger Tudor
Tiger Woods is no stranger to Rolex. Rolex and Tiger Woods had a long running relationship and Rolex made the Tiger Tudor as a line of models in their Tudor Collection.
Tiger Woods is pictured below with his father who was his trainer until he passed away. Tiger is pictured wearing his trademark Tiger Tudor made by Rolex. Tiger said his father Earl Woods was not only his best friend, but the best friend he could ever have in his life because they were so close.
Here is a photo of the original Rolex Tudor Tiger model.
Marlon, who lives in Roma, Italia, took this amazing photo of his Tropical dial vintage Rolex Daytona. Some vintage Rolex dials change color over many years and develop an amazing patina.
This particular Rolex Daytona, which is now 40 years old, originally had a black dial, that has faded to this beautiful shade of brown. When dials, or dial elements turn brown, they are referred to as tropical dials by collectors.
I am not 100% certain why they are called "tropical" but I think it is because in a "tropical" environment the air is moist, and the moisture in the air saturates the dial and kind of almost "rusts" the dial. It could also be because when a tropical fruit, like a banana sits in the sun for a while it turns brown.
Roberto, who is also from Italy, shared this image that matches Marlon's chocolate tropical dial Rolex Daytona, which is funny and accurate.
Historically Rolex has always been extremely secretive and discreet, and no journalists in the past have ever been invited "INSIDE ROLEX" to explore and report on all four Rolex Manufacturing faclities in Switzerland.
In November 2013, this changed when Rolex invited Jake to take an unprecdented journey into the heart of Rolex to learn and report on everything he witnessed and learned.
This Super-Detailed 3 Part Story is a "MUST READ" story for anybody who wants to really understand what really makes Rolex tick.
The Hans Wilsdorf Story: Founder Of Rolex
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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