Saturday, June 30, 2012

Clark Gable The King Of Hollywood

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Clark Gable
The King Of Hollywood

Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Academy Award Winner for Best Actor

As the editor an publisher of Jake's Rolex World, one of my absolute favorite things is when I discover that somebody who I always admired wore a Rolex. Events like this typically occur a few times a year, if I am lucky. Today I am extremely happy to share that I recently discovered the story of Clark Gable wearing a Rolex!!!

Why is finding Clark Gable wearing a Rolex so profound!?! Because Clark Gable is probably one of the top 5 coolest guys that ever lived. I would put him right up there with Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, Paul Newman and Sean Connery.

The recent photo below is of Clark Gable's actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual which is currently in the hands of a private collector. The watch is a beautiful Rolex originally retailed by Brock & Company, and it has the 3, 6, 9 &12 indices in raised yellow gold arabic numerals, along with lumed Leaf hands. Also, notice the yellow gold bezel has 5 minute markers with hairline sub second etching between the markers.

The wrist shot photo below shows a close-up of the photo above. As you will see later in this story, Clark Gable wore different bracelets with on the same wrist with his Rolex.

Mogambo 1953

The next two photos below, are from the 1953 movie named Mogambo which Clark Gable starred in along with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardneer. Clark Gable wore his Rolex Oyster throughout the movie.

This last photo of Clark Gable was taken in 1960, and it shows Clark Gable sporting his Rolex, looking very sporty and stylish. Ironically, he was only 59 years old when this photo was taken, and later that year he died.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

...The Greatest Guitarist Superstar Of The 1970s... Peter Frampton

...The Greatest Superstar Guitarist Of The 1970s...

Peter Frampton
An Amazing Career with Rolex Keeping His Time

Peter Frampton is arguably the greatest Rock Guitar playing Superstar from the 1970s. He is pictured below in a recent photo wearing his trademark stainless steel and platinum Rolex Yacht-Master.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rolex Hotness: Victoria Secret Model

Rolex Hotness: Iazbel Goulart
Victoria Secret Model
Blowing You A Kiss
Rolex Explorer

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rolex President on Oil and Now Energy Tycoon T. Boone Pickens...

Rolex Coolness: T. Boone Pickens
Billionaire Oilman & Industrialist
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

T. Boone Pickens is an oil tycoon. He is pictured below wearing his trademark Rolex yellow gold Day-Date.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ferrari Chairman & Lifetime Rolex Fan...

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Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
Ferrari Chairman & Lifetime Rolex Fan

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is the Chairman of Ferrari and Fiat. He has had an amazing career filled with many achievements. For many decades, Luca has been a big Rolex sport watch fan.

In the photo below, we see a close-up wrist shot which reveals Luca wearing a vintage Rolex Submariner 5512 or 5513, on a leather strap.

In the photo below, we see Luca at the unveiling of the all-new Ferrari FF1.

As I mentioned earlier, Luca has been a Rolex Sport Model fan for many decades, and in this next photo, from the early 1970s we see Luca sporting his Rolex GMT-Master.

In this recent photo we see Luca still sporting his vintage Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master. Luca has been sporting a Rolex GMT for at-least 4 decades!!!

In this next photo we see Ferrari Chairman, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo introducing the all-new 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Supercar.

Here is an Autocar video review of the the all-new Ferrari 458 Italia.

The head of Ferrari wearing a Rolex is nothing new. Luca's predecessor, Ferrari founder, Enzo Ferrari wore a Rolex as well. Vintage Ferrari automobiles, just like vintage Rolex watches, have continued to appreciate significantly over time. 

Luca is not the only head of an Italian sports car company to wear a Rolex Sport watch. Stephan Winklemann, CEO of Lamborghini also wears Rolex Sport Watch.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rolex Rendezvous Video Interviews

Rolex Rendezvous
Video Interviews

Rolex recently began publishing a series of short video interviews on YouTube named "Rolex Rendezvous" and they include, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, and Placido Domingo, being interviewed by  tennis legend and fellow Rolex Ambassador, Vijay Amritraj.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dan Gurney 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner

Note from Jake: As I write this, the 2012 24 Hours Of Le Mans is going on in France, so I thought the timing would be perfect to begin rolling out this amazing story. I will be working on completing this story in much more detail in the future, so check back.

I would like to thank Bill LaMantia who is a reader of Jake's Rolex World for sharing his amazing insight into the history of auto-racing, as well as providing the impetus for this amazing Rolex story...

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Dan Gurney
1967 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner
Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust

Dan Gurney is an American race car driver, race car designer, and team owner. With an amazing career dating back to 1958, he is considered to be one of the living God's of racing. Dan Gurney is pictured below after winning the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. His teammate for the race, A. J. Foyt is standing next to him. This photo is very famous, because Dan Gurney did not drink alcohol, so when they won, he shook-up the champagne, and popped the cork and poured it all over the place–a tradition that he started, which continues to this day.

In the photo below, we see a close-up of Dan Gurney's Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet

The Ford GT40 that Dan Guryney and A.J. Foyt won the 24 Hours Of Le Mans in is pictured below. By the way, this is the first and only time an All-American team, driving an American car has ever won the 24 Hours Of Le Mans!!!

Dan Gurney's 2012 Le Mans Delta Wing

By the way, Dan Gurney is still extremely active in sports car racing, and at the 2012, his team is racing  his experimental GT Class  Delta Wing which is pictured below.

The video below was taken earlier today and I am sharing with you so you can see what the race looks like today. Rolex is the official timer of the 2012 24 Hours of Lemans, and at the beginning of the video, you can see the Rolex timing clock.

Here is a Road & Track video that goes behind the scenes with Audi and Toyota drivers, including Tom Kristensen who is a Rolex Ambassador. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day... Julian's Rolex Prince

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

Julian's Rolex Prince

The original Art-Deco Rolex Prince models are always fascinating and elegant. In the future, I plan to do a detailed history of the Rolex Prince models.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rolex Wrist Shots of the Week: Rolex DEEP SEA Sunset

Rolex DEEP SEA Sunset

Percy, the co-owner of the German forum took these superb sunset shots of his Rolex DEEP SEA.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ed Viesturs: A Real Rolex Explorer

...A Real Rolex Explorer...

Rolex Super Coolness
Ed Viesturs
On Top Of The World

Ed Viesturs is one of the most accomplished high-altitude mountain climbers in history. He not only wears a Rolex Explorer, but is also officially sponsored by Rolex. In many ways, Ed Viesturs is the living is the living embodiment of the Rolex Explorer, both literally and figuratively.

Ed Viesturs is pictured below in a recent Rolex magazine ad for the all-new Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" with the Polar white dial.

Ed is the first American, and 12th person overall to summit all 14 mountains that are taller than 8000 meters, know collectively as the "Eight-Thousanders." He is also the sixth climber to do it without bottled oxygen.

"Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory." –Ed Viesturs

Ed Viesturs is about as hardcore as high-altitude climbers get and he has summitted Mount Everest a total of six times. Talk about taking your breath away!!! (No pun intended).

If you want to learn more about Mount Everest and Rolex, check out my story of Sir Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tenzing's conquest of Everest story by clicking here.

The following Rolex Ad is shows Ed Viesturs on top of Everest.

We see in the first photo in this story as well as in the photo below, Ed's trademark watch is a Rolex Explorer II with the white dial.

Watch Charlie Rose interview Ed Viesturs:

Ed Viesturs on Conversations at KCTS 9

In the close-up version below (of the photo above) we see Ed Viesturs on top of the world and he is wearing a Rolex Submariner.

Ed Viesturs is pictured below with mountain climbing legend Jim Whittaker. Jim Whittaker was the first American to summit Mount Everest.