Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wrist Shot of the Day: His and Hers Yellow Gold Rolex on Vacation in Hawaii


...His & Hers Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Rolex Chillin' in Hawaii

Bob sent in this great shot of his wife and him in Hawaii sporting their yellow gold Rolex watches. Bob's wife is wearing a Rose Gold Midsize 31mm Datejust with a matching Rose Gold Jubilee dial and diamonds.

Bob is wearing a yellow gold Day-Date with an ammonite dial and diamonds. Their watches were their 25th anniversary presents to each other, and they are in Hawaii in this picture.

Great wrist shot!!! Thanks for sharing with us Bob!!!



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Joe Weatherly 1962 and 1963 NASCAR Champion Rolex Datejust


...Rolex NASCAR Racing History...

Joe Weatherly
1962 and 1963 NASCAR Champion
Rolex Datejust

2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the Rolex making the Rolex Daytona, but there are still many unanswered questions about the origins of the Rolex "Daytona" dial designation. This 1962 Rolex advertisement appeared in Car & Driver Magazine, and it offers clues. It is peculiar, since Rolex is showcasing the Datejust as the choice of a NASCAR champion, and not the Daytona!?!

Also, notice the ad states "Official Timepiece, Daytona International Speedway." Later in the year, I will shed more light on the significance of this. Joe Weatherly went on to win to also win the 1963 NASCAR Championship. Unfortunately "Little" Joe Weatherly was killed during in a racing accident during the 1964 Motor Trend 400 at Riverside Raceway. 





Tuesday, June 25, 2013

1971 Rolex Explorer II


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

1971 Rolex Explorer II
Reference 1655

Rolex introduced the Explorer II in 1971, and it had an orange hand to keep track of the time in a second time zone. The current orange hand Rolex Explorer II  is based upon this cool retro-design.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Chris Pine Star Trek's Captain Kirk Rolex Submariner


...Rolex Super Coolness...

Chris Pine
Star Trek's Captain Kirk
Rolex Submariner

Chris Pine is pictured below on the cover of this Month's (June 2013) Men's Health Magazine and he is wearing his stainless steel Rolex Submariner.



What's so profound about a Captain of the USS Enterprise wearing a Rolex Submariner  in real-life!?! Nothing!!! William Shatner, who first played Captain Kirk also wore of Rolex Submariner in real life as seen in the photo below.






Friday, June 21, 2013

Rolex Sponsoring Wimbledon On YouTube


Rolex Sponsoring 
Wimbledon On YouTube

Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Rolex recently reinvented its online presence almost two months ago when they completely overhauled Rolex.com. In doing so, Rolex basically went from the middle of the online class straight to the front. Rolex just announced they are sponsoring being able to watch Wimbledon Tennis Live on YouTube!!!!!


This is just incredible!!!! Why? Broadcasting live sporting events represents an opportunity that is long, long overdue. With all the technology we have today with smartphones and iPad, and SSD laptops, it is amazing that we don't benefit from much more live and on-demand video events.

Rolex is seriously stepping-up its game by supporting the free live and pre-recorded video coverage of all Wimbledon matches begging on Monday. When I first began publishing Jake's Rolex World, seven years ago, it seemed, at least to me, like Rolex was asleep at the switch when it came to understanding the power of the online world, but today it is crystal-clear that is no longer the case, and Rolex is now at the cutting-edge of helping to further revolutionize the internet. Just amazing!!! 

Rolex already has a bunch of fascinating video up on thier Wimbledon YouTube channel which you can watch on the Rolex sponsored Wimbledon YouTube Channel.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rolex Coolness: James Gandolfini Belongs To The Ages 1961-2013


...Rolex Coolness...

James Gandolfini
Belongs To The Ages
1961-2013

Tony Soprano
Ay'der!?! What'r you lookin at!?! hugh!?!
Rolex Presidential


It is hard to believe that at only 51 years of age, James Gandolfini has died. James Gandolfini played Tony Soprano on the HBO megahit, Sopranos. James Gandolfini won 3 Emmy awards on a total of six nominations. He passed away in Italy while on a vacation and the reported cause of death was a heart attack. 

James Gandolfini is arguably one of the best character actors, and in his role as Tony Soprano, he may very well have been the greatest character actor.

"Even a broken clock is right twice a day." –Anthony "Tony" Soprano [1999]



The Sopranos originally aired on HBO, and completely changed TV. The Sopranos was a hyper-immesive show, and probably the greatest TV show that ever was filmed. It certainly was also one of the most financially successful TV franchises as well. It is likely that it never would have been nearly as successful as it was if it was not for James Gandolfini doing such a convincing job of Playing Tony Soprano.


In the famous and now iconic Sapronos intro you can see Tony Saprono wearing his trademark Rolex Day-Date. Watching this now sends shivers down my spine, is a DejaVu kind of way...









Despite the fact that The Sopraons was an over-the-top violent show, James Gandolfini's character Tony Soprano in many ways symbolized the aggressive alpha-male, almost in a raw, caveman kind of way, which is what made the fact that Tony Soprano wore a Rolex President quite fitting. If the Rolex Day-Date is the International Mark Of Success, then it perfectly symbolized Tony Soprano's disposition.


The Sopranos was such a highly addicting show. I remember I used to jones to see the next episode. It has been many years now since I have watched an episode of the Sopranos, but in the future I am excited to do a Sopranofest, where I watch all ten seasons, back to back to back.





The Sopranos Rolex Watches

The HBO his series, The Sopranos was created by David Chase and is the most financially successful cable series in television history. 

The Sopranos probably featured more Rolex watches per actor than any other TV show or movie in history. Tony is pictured below wearing his trademark yellow gold Day-Date and his wife, Carmella is wearing her trademark ladies two-tone datejust on a Jubilee bracelet.











As I mentioned earlier in this article, James Gandolfini was arguably one of the greatest characters actors in history. I remember after years of enjoying watching the Sopranos, hearing James Gandolfini speak with his real voice and I was shocked!!??!! 

In real life he was completely antithetical to the Tony Soprano character  In real life he was a gentle, soft-spoke giant, kind-of-like Mike Tyson, in the sense that if you just saw Mike Tyson box, the first time you heard him speak, it was shocking because his voice did not match his presence. 





...Rolex Super-Hotness...

Jamie Lynn Sigler
Sopranos Daytona

Jamie Lynn Sigler played Medow Soprano on the HBO Blockbuster hit who was Tony Sopranos' daughter. In her private life she wears several Rolex Daytona watches. In this first photo we see Jamie Lynn Sigler wearing her stainless steel Rolex Daytona.




Rolex Datjeust...


Rolex Datejust

For The Love Of Rolex From The Land Down-Under...


...Rolex Hotness...

For The Love Of Rolex

Sid Lefaye from Sidlefay.com sent in the image below and said:

hi jake.

we are sidlefaye. a husband (sid) and wife (lefaye) team that do hair makeup and photography based in perth australia.

we would love to share our passion of rolex watches we photographed and hope you enjoy it.






Monday, June 17, 2013

Isabell Werth World Champion Dressage


...Rolex Hotness...

Isabell Werth
World Champion Dressage

Isabell Werth is one of the top equestrian horseback riders in the world. She has won 5 gold Olympic medlas, and 7 Dressage World Championships.





Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day: Single Red Submariner from Stefano Mazzariol


Single Red Rolex Submariner
[Reference 1680]

Stefano Mazzariol took this amazing shot of his Single Red Submariner which has a stunning dial that has had a fresh coat of luminova on the dial.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ana Ivanovic Ladies Rolex Datejust


...Rolex Tennis Super-Hotness...

Ana Ivanovic

Ladies Rolex Datejust
52 Diamonds, Gold & Steel


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rolex Wrist Shot of the Day: Mike's Rolex Oyster Perpetual


Mike's Rolex OP

Mike is an airline pilot and he sent in this great wrist shot of his Rolex Oyster Perpetual (OP) and said:

"Since the 36mm OP doesn't get much press I thought I would show you what mine looks like. It's a simple watch but I love the no date 3/6/9 dial. It's like the Rolex Explorer but good for dress or sport/casual."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rolex Coolness: Brad Pitt And When You Smile For The Camera



...Rolex Coolness...

Brad Pitt
And When You Smile For The Camera
Yellow Gold Submariner

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lume Shot Of The Year: Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand


Lume Shot Of The Year
Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand

Gary posted this photo on RolexForums.com and it blew my mind, so I asked him to send in a higher-resolution version of the shot and he was kind enough to do so. What a beautiful watch and what a magnificent Lume Shot. I am so impressed, I am awarding Gary's stunning photo with Lume Shot Of The Year!!!!


I couldn't make up my mind which way I like this image cropped, so I am sharing both with you ;-)



Friday, June 7, 2013

Milgauss GV 50th Anniversary Edition...


Rolex Milgauss Magic


Photo Credit: Onkel


Tommy is a fan of Jake's Rolex World and he lives in Italy. He wrote in recently and said:

Dear Jake,

I’m an Italian fan of your blog and I visit it every day.

I’m worried about my GV Milgauss. When I bought it, I was very happy, but today I see (maybe I’m wrong) that the Milgauss doesn’t receive any words from you and from the specialized reviews.

Milgauss is dying «again»?

This is my question to your blog…

Bye!

Tommy

Tommy, I have not been avoiding the Milgauss. For a heaping helping of Rolex Milguass Madness you can always find it here and here.

Rolex Coolness: Mundy Peale 1953 U.S. Air Force Thunderj


Rolex Coolness: Mundy Peale
1953 U.S. Air Force Thunderjets

This ad for Republic Aviation is fascinating in that is discusses how Republic provided the U.S. Air Force with 4500 Thunderjets

Note: In 1953, when this Rolex Ad came out, President Eisenhower had just started his first of two terms as the President of the United States, and he was wearing the exact Rolex Datejust featured in this ad.

The Good Life: Wrist Shot Of The Day


The Good Life
Wrist Shot Of The Day
Freddy's Exotic Dial Daytona at Houston's Restaurant

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jim Croce Rolex Submariner...


Jim Croce
1943-1973

Rolex Submariner

I have been working on creating another blog named Jake's Music World and I recently posted a few videos of 1970s recording legend, Jim Croce. Unfortunately Croce passed away when he was only 30 years old in 1973. He died in a plane crash. The photo below shows Jim Croce wearing his Rolex Submariner on the cover of his first Album which was published in 1966 and it was named Facets. 

I thought is would be on-point to post this story now, because his Submariner is almost identical to the one in the Rolex Submariner ad I posted yesterday.



The story behind Jim Croce's first album, named Facets, is fascinating. Jim Croce's financed the first 500 copies pressed with a $500 wedding gift from his parents. Croce's parents gift was conditional and they insisted that if he accepted the gift he has to spend it on making a album. Ironically his parents thought the album would fail and Jim wold then give up on his music career, and go to college so he could then get a respectable job. Obviously, things did not work out the way they expected, and Jim Croce went on to become an international recording superstar.





Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Vintage Rolex Ad: Summer of Love Olympics


Summer Of Love Submariner
1968 Acapulco Summer Olympic Games
[Reference 5513]

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

50th Anniversary Rolex LV Submariner


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

50th Anniversary Rolex LV Submariner

People always ask me what my favorite Rolex watches is? The LV Submariner is definitely one of my favorite modern Rolex watches ;-)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Roger Federer: Rolex GV Milgauss


...Tennis Superstar...

Roger Federer
Rolex GV Milgauss

Sunday, June 2, 2013

RubberB Stop Motion Video


RubberB 
Stop Motion Video

RubberB, just came out with the cool stop-motion video, comprised primarily of Rubber B straps. To learn much more about RubberB, click on this and scroll down the page.





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