Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rajiv Gandhi: 6th Prime Minister Of India


...Rolex Coolness...

Rajiv Gandhi
6th Prime Minister Of India
1944-1991

In the photo below we see Rajiv Gandhi who was the 6th Prime Minister of India. In the photo below he is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. Rajiv Gandhi was the oldest son of Indira and Feoroze Gandhi. Rajiv Gandi's granfather was the Indian Independence leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, who became India's first Prime Minister. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated while in office in 1991.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Steve Wynn: The King of Las Vegas & his Rolex Day-Date...


Steve Wynn
The King of Las Vegas

Steve Wynn is more responsible for building modern Las Vegas than any other man, and he is an extremely talented designer and business man. As you see in the photo below, he wears a platinum Rolex Day-Date with an ice blue dial.

Steve Wynn pictured above in 2008. Photo by Laura Rauch appears courtesy of The New York Times.


The video below is AMAZING!!!!!!!! The speech Steve Wynn gives in this interview is one of the most inspirational speeches I have ever seen. I remember when I first saw it–Steve blew my mind!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend you watch it.


This next video is of an earlier Charlie Rose interview of Steve Wynn which is also fascinating and tells more of the story of how he built his empire. I noticed if you close your eyes and listen to Steve Wynn speak, his voice often sounds like Ronald Reagan speaking.



Steve Wynn was recently interviewed again by his great pal, Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, which I also recommend.




You can watch the video of Steve Wynn on 60 Minutes by placing your cursor over the image below and hitting the play button.





I had a chance to visit the Rolex Store at the Wynn Hotel earlier this year and I was blown away with how beautiful it was!!! I took some photos, and the first one below shows the Rolex Wynn & Company logo on the wall when you first walk in. The Wynn Rolex store had an amazing selection of Rolex watches and the employees were extremely professional and nice.
 

I took the photo below in the foyer at the Wynn, which was decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year. I must say The Wynn completely blew my mind with how beautiful and elegant it was. I have never seen such a beautiful hotel in my life. It was simply breathtaking!!!!


 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

...Rolex Presents... The History of The Open


...Rolex Presents...
The History of The Open

4-Part Rolex Golf History Documentary

Rolex recently published this 4-part video documentary on the history of The Open. It is so great to see Rolex producing these full-length video documentaries...








Friday, August 17, 2012

Crosby, Stills & Nash: Folk Rock Supergroup 4 Decades of Rolex


Crosby, Stills & Nash
Amazing Folk Rock Supergroup
with Rolex Keeping Their Time

Crosby, Stills & Nash is one of the most popular folk rock supergroups of all time, and as we will soon see, they have been wearing Rolex Submariner watches for four decades. They are pictured below in this first photo in 1969 just before they played Woodstock, and Stephen Stills (center) is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner which you will see better later in this story.



Crosby, Stills and Nash are best known for their trademark sound which fuses magnificent vocal harmonies with amazing lyrics. All three band members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their music literally defended an era.



Judy Blue Eyes
Live at Woodstock 1969
Rolex Submariner


Crosby, Stills and Nash blew everybody's mind when they performed live at Woodstock in 1969, and their version of Judy Blue Eyes is just amazing!!!! As a matter of fact, Woodstock 1969 was the first time they ever performed together as a band.

Notice Stephen Stills sporting his trademark Rolex Submariner while giving this seminal performance at Woodstock in 1969!!!!. This is one of the best songs of all time!!!!



An interesting point is that in Judy Blue Eyes, Crosby, Stills and Nash sing the last chorus in Spanish, and they sing:

Que linda me la traiga Cuba,
La reina de la Mar Caribe.
Cielo sol no tiene sangre alli,
y que triste que no puedo vaya,
Oh va, oh va, va.

Translated from Spanish to English they are singing:

"Oh, what beauty Cuba brings me,
The queen of the Caribbean Sea,
Sunny Sky has no blood over there,
And how sad that I cannot go,
Oh go, oh go, go."

The band members from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came from 1960s rock bands, The Byrds, The Hollies and Buffalo Springfield. They introduced their first album in 1969 to critical acclaim.




Down By The River
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

On and off over the years, Crosby, Stills and Nash have been joined by Neil Young as seen in the following 1969 video:




BBC Live Performance with Crosby & Nash

This next set of 5 videos was shot live for the BBC in 1970 and it is really something else to see this live unplugged, acoustical performance!!!!











Stephen Stills is pictured below jamming with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones


Stephen Stills is pictured below in 1972 sporting his Rolex Submariner


Stephen Stills is pictured again in 1973 wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner



Carry On
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Live At Wembley Stadium 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are best known for their vocal harmonies and their amazing guitar playing. In this live video of Carry On, shot live at Wembley in 1974, these crispy-critters seriously rock out!!!





In the photo below, taken in 1982, we see Graham Nash on the far left with record industry super-producer, Ahmet Ertegn, and Stephen Stills on the far right.



Teach Your Children





Love The One You're With




In this next photo we see David Crosby with his wife, and he is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.
Here is another photo of David Crosby wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.


In this next photo we see actress, comedian, and talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres with David Crosby. Ellen of course is a Rolex fanatic.
In this last image we see Crosby, Stills and Nash today. Their partnership has spanned over 5 decades with David Crosby and Stephen Stills wearing Rolex Submariner watches.

Marrakesh Express



Traveling Twice The Speed Of Sound

Woodstock
We Are Stardust



In the recent photos below we see Stephen Stills wearing his trademark Role Submariner 41 years after he wore it during Crosby, Stills and Nash seminal performance when they played Woodstock in 1969!!!!! Just amazing!!!! It is amazing how many famous guitarists wear Rolex Submariner models.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Lume Shot Of The Day Sascha's DEEP-SEA Darkness


Lume Shot Of The Day
Sascha's DEEP-SEA Darkness

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Watch & Clock Maker May 15th 1929 :


THE ROLEX OYSTER
Watch & Clock Maker
May 15th 1929

This is a fascinating art-deco style Rolex ad from 1929. In particular it is interesting they refer to what we refer to today as a wristwatche as a wristlet. This ad was obviously published after the advent of the Rolex Oyster, but before the Oyster Perpetual. Notice how similar the art-deco case in the bottom left looks to an early Panerai.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Paul Newman Exotic Dial Daytona [Reference 6239]


A Paul Newman Exotic Dial Daytona
From Sotheby's Auction
[1964 Model on a Jubilee Bracelet: Reference 6239]

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Daytona 500 & NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Rolex Daytona...


The King
Richard Petty

Richard Petty is nicknamed "The King" of Racing. He won the Daytona 500 a record 7 times as well as Nascar 7 times along with 200 unfathomable other NASCAR races during his career! Petty is considered by many to be the the greatest NASCAR driver in history.



Richard Petty's father was also a racer named Lee Petty who won the Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a 3 time NASCAR winner. Richard Petty is pictured above and below wearing his trademark stainless Rolex Daytona with the black dial. It is hard to find photos of Richard's Daytona, because, like Astronaut John Glenn, he wears his Rolex flipped around his wrist.




Stefano Mazzario:l Macro Shot Of The Month


Stefano Mazzariol
Macro Shot Of The Month

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vintage Rolex Submariner Brochure [Reference 5513]


Vintage Rolex Submariner Brochure
[Reference 5513]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rolex Macro Shot of the Day: Green Is Good...Ya, Ya!!!


Rolex Macro Coronet Shot Of The Week
An LV Submariner Coronet Up-Close

This LV Coronet Shot is great. Rolex started adding the etched Rolex Coronet to their synthetic sapphire crystals several years ago. It is always located in the six o'clock position and looks really cool.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thierry Stern CEO of Patek Philippe Voices Opinion of Rolex


...Patek Philippe On Rolex...

Thierry Stern
CEO of Patek Philippe
Voices Opinion of Rolex

Hodinkee recently published an interview of the CEO of Patek Philippe, Thierry Stern. If you are not familiar with Patek Philippe you should visit Jake's Patek Philippe World. Essentially, if Rolex is the Mercedes-Benz of watches, Patek Philippe would be the Rolls Royce of watches.


Theirry Stern, said he "respects Rolex a lot" and went on to say:


"The quality of Rolex is fantastic, and to keep that so high making as many watches as they do is incredible. I would love to see the Rolex factory, but they never let me in!"


I hope the top brass at Rolex reads this and extends an offer to Theirry to tour their facilities, and visa versa. I would love to see Rolex and Patek Philippe collaborate together in the future. I think Patek Philippe should make special complicated Rolex watches for Rolex.


Theirry Stern is pictured below with his father, Philippe Stern.



Rolex used to make really cool complicated Rolex watches, like the yellow gold Rolex Triple Date Moonphase [Reference 6062], pictured below. Rolex, it is time to get back into making beautiful complicated watches again. Time to re-discover your magnificent legacy...

Vintage Rolex Milgauss


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

Vintage Rolex Milgauss
Reference 1019

Murat took these photos of his classic Rolex Milgauss. If you think about it, it is amazing just how timeless Rolex design is.



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