Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hank Williams Jr. Rolex Day-Date Keeping The Time Of His Life


The Kings of Country Music Wearing Rolex Series


Hank Williams Jr.
Rolex Day-Date Keeping The Time Of His Life

Hank Williams Jr. is the son of the greatest Country singer, Hank Williams Sr. Hank Williams Jr., is pictured below in the 1960s wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date.



Hank Williams Sr. is pictured below with his son, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams died when he only 29 years old in 1953. 




As I mentioned earlier, Hank Williams Sr., is considered to be one of the greatest country singers in history and in this next video, we have the pleasure of watching June Carter, who later married Johnny Cash introduce Hank Williams.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tiger Woods Wins 75th Career Tour Victory


Tiger Woods
Wins 75th Career Tour Victory 
Way To Start New PGA Tour Season!

Rolex Ambassador, Tiger Woods is off to a great start for his 2013 PGA Tour Season. He just won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in Souther California. This was his 75th career PGA career tour win, and his is now only 7 victories away from equaling Sam Snead's remarkable record of 82 career PGA tournament victories At age 37, this is the the seventh time he won this tournament!!! Tiger is pictured below wearing his now trademark Rolex DEEP-SEA Special.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Rolex Gardening Wrist Shot Of The Year: Stainless Steel Rolex Explorer White Dial


Rolex Gardening Wrist Shot Of The Year
Stainless Steel Rolex Explorer White Dial

I am awarding Ace the "Gardening Wrist Shot Of The Year," since we have never had a gardening wrist shot before. This wrist shots shows how cool the white dial Rolex Explorer II is!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Paul Newman Birthday Surprise!!!


Paul Neman Birthday Surprise!!!

Red DAYTONA Designation Confirmed For First Time In Rolex History

Today is Paul Newman's birthday and I have some amazing Rolex history news to share with you. As time goes by, on Jake's Rolex World, I constantly research older story topics in the effort to complete all Rolex history puzzles, and today, on what would be Paul Newman's 88th birthday, I am happy to share that I have solved a huge mystery regarding Paul Newman's Exotic White Dial Daytona!!!


The photo above is not new to Jake's Rolex World, but the very high resolution nature of the image is, and it reveals a never before documented detail, which is that Paul Newman's White Dial Daytona had a Red DAYTONA designation, along with red micro-minute markers. Why is this such a big deal? In the past there was never a photo that had enough detail to prove one way or another whether Paul Newman's dial had the red Daytona designation or not? 

I recently discovered this image that confirms this to be a fact. I always assumed it to be true, because Paul Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward likely purchased Paul's exotic white dial Daytona in the U.S.A. in 1972, but over the years, some vintage Rolex experts have suggested there was no proof positive. 

So today, on Paul Newman's birthday, I am happy to separate the fact from the fiction on another Rolex mystery. You can learn much, much more about Paul Newman and his Rolex Daytona collection in The Complete History Of The Paul Newman Datyona story on Jake's Rolex World. Happy Birthday Paul Newman!!!! Of course I will update the Paul Newman story with this information in the future, but for now, remember you saw it first on Jake's Rolex World!!!



The Paul Newman Daytona wrist shot above confirms my prior speculation that this is the same dial Paul Newman wore. Just to be crystal clear (no pun intended) Rolex made this same model with out the red micro-minute markers, and without any Daytona designation. 

Of course, the version with the Daytona Designation and the red micro-minute markers is the most desirable because of its superior aesthetics. 2013 represents the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex Daytona model, so let's hope at the 2013 BaselWorld Watch Fair, in Basel, Switzerland, Rolex surprises us by bringing back the coolest Rolex Daytona model that ever existed!!!


"I would like it if people would think that beyond Newman, there`s a spirit that takes action, a heart, and a talent that doesn't come from my blue eyes." –Paul Newman

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise Presents Cold Love


The Rolex Awards for Enterprise Presents

Cold Love

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

True Rolex LOVE In Boston


His and Hers Rolex Shot Of The Day

True Rolex LOVE In Boston
Beale's LV and Wife's Datejust

...The Look Of LOVE...


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Claus' LV Submariner Up Close


Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Claus' LV Submariner Up Close

The Rolex Ladies


The Rolex Ladies

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Rolex Hotness: Dr. Sylvia Earle...


...Rolex Hotness...

Dr. Sylvia Earle
The First Female Aquanaut

Dr. Sylvia Earle is a DEEP-SEA Pioneer with a list of career innovation and achievement that is mind-blowing. Her amazing career spans 60 years since she first began SCUBA diving back in 1953.



Dr. Sylvia Earle is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and she has many nicknames including "Her Deepness", "The Sturgeon General" and "The Aquanette."




I Am Woman Hear Me Roar
In Numbers Too Big To Ignore

Dr. Sylvia Earle was on the 1970 NASA Tektite II Expedition and she is pictured below on the far left, along with her "Aquanette" team-members. Sylvia was really part of the first generation of divers that allowed a woman to do anything a man could.


Dr. Silvia Earle is much more than an Aquanaut. She is a pioneering oceanographer, Botanist and Marine Biologist. She can see below as she prepares to dive in one of Dr. Phil Nuytten's innovate diving suits that allows the diver to remain unsaturated.




Dr. Sylvia Earle has appeared in many Rolex ads over the years including the two below.



Dr. Sylvia Earle is an amazing woman of incredible achievement and we will explore her history in her upcoming story and I hope to do a podcast interview with her as well. In the recent photo below we see her wearing a ladies Rolex on a President bracelet.



Aquanaut Dr. Sylvia Earle
How To Protect the Blue Heart of the Planet
TED PRIZE Winner for 2009

Rolex is an official sponsor of the amazing 2009 TED Talks and in this video, scientist and aquanaut, Dr. Sylvia Earle–who is an amazing Rolex Explorer–recently gave this incredibly insightful & inspiring 2009 TED PRIZE-winning speech:



Friday, January 18, 2013

Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day Hannes' GMT Master


Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day
Hannes' GMT Master

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jazz Legend Miles Davis Rolex Day-Date...


 Nine Time Grammy Winner 

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Miles Davis

Jazz Superstar & Legend
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

In the first image Jazz Legend Miles Davis is wearing his trademark diamond encrusted Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date.

Miles Davis Photo Appears Courtesy of Anthony Barboza





In the this video we see Miles Davis wearing his Rolex Day Date on stage.


In the image below it appears that Miles Davis is wearing a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona.



The Cool Jazz Sound

The following video is considered to be a seminal, high-water-mark time in Jazz History. Some say this was Miles Davis at his best. When he was still in his strick Brooks Brothers phase, and Eisenhower was still President of the U.S. Before the heavy funk set in...



The Miles Davis Story Documentary

Miles Davis Photo Appears Courtesy of Anthony Barboza

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day: Werner's Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II


Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day
Werner's Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II

Monday, January 14, 2013

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho...


...Academy Award Winning Order...

Christian Bale
Patrick Bateman in American Psycho
Two-Tone Rolex Datejust

Christian Bale is probably most famous for his role in playing Batman, and he has starred in other movies like Empire Of The Sun and The Machinist. Christian Bale is pictured below wearing a two-tone Datejust in American Psycho.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lloyd Bridges: SEA-HUNT Submariner...



...Rolex Super Coolness...


Lloyd Bridges
SEA-HUNT Submariner

Lloyd Bridges was a very successful actor who stared in TV shows and in over 140 films. He was also a life-long Rolex wearer.


Above photo of Lloyd Bridges appears courtesy of Wayne Williams


Lloyd Bridges' son's Beau and Jeff Bridges are pictured below with their mother Dorothy, and father Lloyd. This photo was taken in the mid 1960s, and you notice Lloyd is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.


Lloyd Bridges stared on the TV show SEA-HUNT as the American scuba-diving adventurer, Mike Nelson from 1958 to 1961. During its 4 season run, SEA-HUNT filmed 155 episodes and was about the adventures of a scuba-diver named Mike Nelson who was an retired U.S. Navy Frogman who became a freelance diver.

One of the unique characteristics of the SEA-HUNT was that at the end of every episode, Lloyd Bridges would ask his viewers to help protect and preserve the oceans of the world.

On the two following magazine covers from 1960, we see Lloyd Bridges wearing a Rolex Oyster bracelet.



Lloyd Bridges was so into scuba-diving, he ended up doing most of the stunts on underwater stunts on SEA-HUNT. Many famous actors began their careers including Larry Hagman (Dallas), Robert Conrad (The Wild Wild West) Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) and Jack Nicholson.

Lamar Boren did the underwater cinematography and went on to work on other Ivan Tors' productions which included the TV show Flipper as well as three James Bond movies: Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me.





It appears to my eyes and research that Lloyd Bridges wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual on an Oyster bracelet during some part of SEA-HUNT as seen below.



Lloyd Bridges went on to become a famous movie actor and is the father of fellow actor, Jeff Bridges.




Lloyd Bridges is pictured above with his wife, and below many years later wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex Submariner.


Rolex Coolness: Lloyd Bridges
The SEA-HUNT Submariner



Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 1973 Rolex Day-Date Ad...


Rolex Day-Date Ad
January 1973

This fascinating Rolex advertisement was published in a magazine in January of 1973, which was exactly 40 years ago. It is amazing how much Rolex advertising has changed over the last half century.



If Only These Walls Could Talk

Here is a higher-resolution photo of the executive offices at Rolex Headquarters in Geneva in 1973. It is clear, that at least back in 1973, Rolex was very proud and interested in their history. What I want to know, is where are all those photos today? I want to see them and learn more about the amazing history of Rolex.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

B.B. King: The Greatest Blues Guitarist In History


B.B. King
A King And His President
The Greatest Blues Guitarist In History

B.B. King is the greatest blues guitarist in history and he just celebrated his 87th birthday and he is still going strong!!! B.B. King is pictured below with his trademark guitar named Lucille by his side, with his trademark yellow gold Rolex President on his wrist. It's interesting to note B.B. King has always worn his Rolex Day-Date in reverse, like the King of race car driving, Richard Petty, who wears his Daytona flipped around.

B.B. King's watch almost looks like a bracelet from the front and his ring looks like a Rolex President bracelet style ring. Also, Peter who is a reader of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog pointed out (in the comments section) that B.B. King's guitar has two coronets on it that look very similar to the Rolex coronet/crown/logo. This could explain why B.B. King wears his Rolex Day-Date with the coronet where the watch usually goes!!!





When Love Comes To Town

Today on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog you are in for a real musical treat, so turn up the volume and enjoy some of the best blues guitar you will ever hear:





In these next two videos we see John Mayer going off with B.B. King–both playing some very serious blues guitar!!!



Blues Brothers
Riding With The King

This next photo of the cover of Riding With The King is really cool with Clapton driving The King in an old Cadillac and Clapton is wearing a Rolex Explorer II. Eric Clapton is also a big Rolex collector and you can learn more about him in the Eric Clapton Rolex Story I wrote.



In these next two photos, we also see B. B. Kind wearing his trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date.






Below is the video of Riding With The King. What is cooler than Eric Clapton and B.B. King riding around in an old Caddy while they sing, while wearing Rolex watches!?!?




In this next video below, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are all wearing Rolex watches and Eric Clapton is sporting his Paul Newman Daytona on a FatStrap.




Live In Africa 1974

This is a full-length live concert which is incredible!!! You have to watch this!!!






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