Friday, January 27, 2012

Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day: A Norwegian Rolex Explorer II Tool Watch


Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day
A Norwegian Rolex Explorer II Tool Watch

Joe Lundbo is a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World and he send it this amazing photo of his Polar Rolex Explorer II with this note:

Hi Jake,

It's been a while since you had an outdoor shot of the day :)

Here's my white Explorer II enjoying the last day of sunlight before the dark winter sets in.

Regards,

Jo Lundbo, Norway



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rolex Hotness: Nicky Hilton


Rolex Hotness: Nicky Hilton
Staring At How Beautiful Her Rolex Daytona Is...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Roberto's Vintage Rolex from Italia


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Roberto's Vintage Rolex from Italia

Monday, January 23, 2012

A White Gold Rolex Daytona From Montecarlo, Monaco...


Magnificent Daytona
Chillin' in Montecarlo, Monaco

Francesco M. from Montecarlo, Monaco sent in this amazing photo of his white gold Rolex Daytona which he said he took "just for your beautiful blog." You have got to click on this image to see it up close!!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Moa Zedong's Rolex Watches...



The Chairman's Rolex
Communism for the Masses–Capitalism for the Bosses

Chairman Mao Zedong was the father of the Communist Party in China. He owned two yellow gold Rolex Datejust watches. Mao is pictured below in 1928.


Chairman Moa Zedong's Rolex watches were standard in every way, but as you can see below, they have Chinese characters for the Date.



Saturday, January 21, 2012

David Beckham Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date...


David Beckham
Yellow Gold Rolex Datejust

Emil is a fan of Jake's Rolex World and he sent in these recent photos he took of Soccer Superstar, David Beckham along with this email:

Hi Jake,

First of all i wanted to say i love your blog, you have so many amazing Rolex ads, photos, etc, So i decided to send you some photos of David Beckham at the LA Galaxy press conference, wearing a beautiful Rolex, not sure if its vintage or? But i am sure you know.

Emil xoxo


In the past on Jake's Rolex World, we have seen many photos of David Beckham sporting his Rolex DEEP-SEA Special, but I believe this is the first time we see him sporting a Rolex Datejust. Yellow Gold Datejust models are so rare to see, I almost mistook it for a Day-Date! David Beckham is married to Victoria Beckham who is also a huge Rolex fan.




Wednesday, January 18, 2012

President Clinton Wearing a Rolex President...





Rolex President: Bill Clinton

A President Wearing A Rolex President

[42nd President Of The United States]

The history of the Rolex President is absolutely fascinating, and what is more interesting than seeing a U.S. President wearing a Rolex President? Bill Clinton is pictured below wearing his platinum Rolex President.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of James Bond


Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of James Bond

This year represents the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies, and MGM is releasing a special box set of BlueRay DVDs that include all 22 James Bond movies. On Jake's Rolex World, we will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary by exploring even deeper into The James Bond Rolex Story.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cream Colored Rolex Explorer...


The Original Cream Explorer II

The original Cream Dial Rolex Explorer II had white-gold indices and hands as opposed to the standard today which has black indices and hands. The original white dial Explorer had a dial that was off-white or cream colored. You can tell in this photo because the date wheel is true white.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rolex Photo of the Week...


A Beautiful Red Submariner

Photo Credit: KJacques

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sammy Davis Jr. Rolex Datejust...


The Candy Man Can
Sammy Davis Jr & Mickey Rooney

The incomparable Sammy Davis Jr., is pictured below hugging actor, Mickey Rooney backstage at Rooney's Broadway show named "Sugar Babies" in 1981. Of course, Sammy Davis Jr., is wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex Datejust.

Photo Credit: Life Magazine (David Mcgough) Taken: April 6, 1981


Little Big Men

Ironically Mickey Rooney was born 5 years before Sammy Davis Jr., and Mickey is still alive and Sammy has been gone for almost twenty years.

Sammy Davis was really something else!!!!

Sammy Davis Jr., and Mickey Rooney have one thing in common–they were both child actors and entertainers. I have always been fascinated by childhood photos because you can often times see the pure essence of a person's nature in them, and I could not resist sharing both of the photos of the little men, both clad in a tuxedo:

Young Sammy Davis Jr.



Young Mickey Rooney

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Briefcase Full Of Stainless Sports Rolex Watches...


Quantities of Quality

And you thought you had a serious stainless-steel vintage sports Rolex collection?

In all fairness, beyond being an extremely passionate Rolex collector, Philipp is also a dealer. We have seen watches from Philipp's beautiful collection in the past on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog and here is another amazing one.

I love this photo!!! Thanks for sharing Phillip!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mayan Jungle Rolex Advertisement from 1991


Dr. Richard Adams
1991 Rolex Mayan Jungle Ad


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rolex Moonphase-Reference 6062


Magnificent Rolex Moonphase

If you follow Jake's Rolex Watch Blog, you know the Rolex 6062 Triple Date Moonphase is one of my favorite Rolex watches. This yellow gold beauty was auctioned by the Antiquorum as lot 231 for $119,600 on April 17, 2008.



Antiquorum's description: "The referecne 6062 was produced form 1949 to 1953, with 350 examples in yellow gold, 50 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel. The reference features a great variety of indexes; with the rarest being the diamond indexes and then the star indexes. Very few examples have black dials, and only two are known with dial and diamond indexes. Watches with black dials always had the moon featured on a black enamel sky. It is interesting to note that in Rolex's advertisement the reference 6062 was referred to as the COSMOGRAPH."

Photo Credit: Paul Boutros

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rolex Coolness- Placido Domingo: Rolex Day-Date II


...Rolex Coolness...

Placido Domingo

An Amazing Career with Rolex Keeping The Time Of His Life

Placido Domingo has been a Rolex Ambassador for three decades, and in this first image we see him sporing the Rolex Day-Date II in Rose Gold.


In this next Rolex ad we see Placido Domingo sporting a Platinum Rolex Day-Date II.



1992 Vintage Rolex Ad
Yellow Gold Day-Date



1984 Vintage Rolex Ad
Mocha GMT Master

It is profound to think this vintage Rolex ad was published more thana quarter-century ago!?!

This was such a great color combo on the Rolex GMT Master. I think Rolex Should bring back the brown bezel and dial on the Yellow Gold GMT Master.


1983 Vintage Rolex Ad
Mocha GMT Master


In the following videos from 1994 (15 Years ago) shot in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., you can see and hear Placido Domingo singing with his fellow 3 tenors, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavorotti, with Zubin Metha conducting. You could live a thousand lifetimes and it won't ever get better than this!!!!





The 3 Tenors singing "My Way" to Frank Sinatra!!!


I have an interesting story to share with you about Frank Sinatra's song, "My Way." One day, more than 20 years ago, I was in New York on business. I took a cab from the airport into Manhattan and I had this cab driver who who was a really nice gentleman. He was born and raised in New York and had a classic New York Accent. We had a nice conversation and I asked him what his favorite song was?

He responded by saying, "My Way, by Frank Sinatra." I asked him if he new the words to it and he said yes. Then I asked him if he would sing it for me and he said yes. So here I am in the back of this yellow taxi and in the most perfect voice, he starts singing My Way flawlessly!!!

The thing I noticed about the way he sang it, was that he not only knew the words, but I could tell that he meant the words as he sang them. It was his anthem. He was a lot older than me, I would say he was in his mid to late sixties and he was wearing a sport coat and glasses and looked like a character out of a Leroy Nieman painting from the late 1960s.

If you ever listen carefully to the words to My Way, they give you a great perspective. In my mind's eye, I can still see and hear him singing My Way while driving me into Manhattan. What a song!!! What a Life!!!! What a World!!!

BTW, I am pretty certain at the time, I was wearing an all stainless Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet with a white dial with raised white gold Roman numerals or a yellow gold Day-Date with a white porcelain dial with raised yellow gold Roman numerals.

Yellow Gold Day-Date White Porcelain Dial with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals


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

Eduardo's Yellow Gold Day-Date
White Porcelain Dial
with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

The International Mark Of Success

Eduardo sent in this photo of his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date with a white porcelain dial with raised yellow gold Roman numerals. This exact model has always held a special place in my mind because it was the third Rolex I ever purchased.

Just to give you an idea of how into Rolex I was, when I was 16, (29 years ago) I purchased my first Rolex, which as a stainless steel Rolex Submariner, then when I was 18 I purchased a stainless steel Rolex Datejust with a fluted white gold bezel and a white dial with raised white gold Roman numerals. Then when I was 19, I bought a yellow-gold Rolex Day-Date identical to the one below. Man, does this watch bring back some serious memories!!!


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