Friday, October 24, 2014

1980 Rolex GMT Master Brochure: Pan American International Airways

1980 Rolex GMT Master Brochure
Pan American International Airways

Rolex originally developed the Rolex GMT Master in 1955 for Pan American International Airways, and from that point forward, they developed a strong strategic partnership, where Rolex prominently and proudly used Pan Am in their marketing collateral material.

Today, Pan Am and Carlyle's Jewelers in Salinas, California have gone the way of the Dodo bird, but Rolex and the GMT Master are still running strong...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Vintage Rolex Chronograph Yellow Gold Dual Scale

Vintage Rolex Chronograph
Yellow Gold Dual Scale
[Reference 6234]

This beautiful 36mm Rolex Chronograph from Robert Maron has a standard chronograph scale and a 1 mile distance telemeter scale. This allows you to simultaneously measure speed and distance. It is also anti-magnetic

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aaron Lewis Staind Lead Vocalist

...Rolex Coolness...

Aaron Lewis
Staind Lead Vocalist
Live Performance of Something To Remind You

Over the years on Jake's Rolex World I have published many music videos that showcase amazing singers, and live performances. Today we take a look at Aaron Lewis performing with his band named Staind, and I have to say this is the most hauntingly brilliant vocal performance I ever recall publishing. As we see Aaron is wearing a white gold or platinum bejeweled Rolex Day-Date.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rolex Color Change Dial 2005 White Gold Daytona Cosmograph

Rolex Color Change Dial
White Gold Daytona Cosmograph
2005 Reference 116509

This is a really unusual white gold Rolex Daytona that was recently auctioned by Antiquorum. The thing that makes it unusual is that over time the dye from the red hands have migrated onto the subdials, which give it a fascinating look.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Niklas-Zennström Founder of Skype and Kazaa

...Rolex Coolness...

Niklas Zennström
Founder of Skype and Kazaa
Two-Tone Rolex Yacht-Master

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish entrepenuer and he is best known for founding Skype and Kazaa. Niklas is also a passionate yachtsman. His sailboat named the Rán II won the Rolex Fastnet race in 2009 and 2011.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macro Shots of the Day....

...Macro Shot Of The Day...

Macro Magic

Photo Credit: Lifebreath

Saturday, October 18, 2014

...Rolex Super-Hotness... Cindy Crawford Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

...Rolex Super-Hotness...

Cindy Crawford
Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

Cindy Crawford is considered to be one of the most beautiful women who has ever lived, and we see her pictured below in 1989, sporting her stainless steel Rolex Submariner. Supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson started the trend of women wearing men's Rolex watches back in the mid 1980s. Of course it was Honor Blackman who was the first woman to wear a man's Rolex when she played Pussy Galore in the James Bond Thriller, Goldfinger back in 1964.

Cindy Crawford is an Omega Watch Company Ambassador today, and of course it is always kind of amusing to see an other brand Ambassador's wearing a Rolex before they got paid to wear another brand ;-) This list includes John Travolta who is now a Breitling Ambassador, and Daniel Craig who is an Omega Ambassador now.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rolex Oyster Reference 1530 Stainless Steel...

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

Rolex Oyster Date

This is an unusual Rolex Date, because it is a Rolex Date in an OysterQuartz case.

Photo Credit: Hannes (JBK)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

...World's Top French Chef... Rolex Coolness: Paul Bocuse

...Rolex Coolness...

Paul Bocuse
World's Top French Chef
Now & Then

I must admit, one of my favorite features on Jake's Rolex World is Now & Then, whereby I feature a vintage Rolex ad, and they do a write-up on where the person is today, and highlight their continued life achievements!!!

Paul Bocuse is a French Chef born in 1926 and his is considered to be on of the top chef's in history. He also pioneered "Nouvelle Cuisine" which is lower in calories and less opulent that traditional "Cuisine Classique." Nouvelle Cuisine emphasizes the highest quality fresh ingredients.

Paul Bocuse is featured below in this 1976 Rolex advertisement for the Rolex Day-Date.

Paul Bucouse is picture below 34 years later, and he still looks almost exactly the same, as does his Rolex in the following photo. It is true that everything considered classic was once considered modern ;-D

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vintage Rolex Day-Date Dealers Point Guide

Vintage Rolex Day-Date
Dealers Point Guide

If you are a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World, you know I am absolutely fascinated with vintage Rolex magazine advertisements and brochures. I am also fascinated with internal Rolex Dealer Point Guides, which served to educate salespeople at authorized Rolex dealers by giving them "talking points." Since in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in Autumn heading into winter, I thought it would be on-point to share this with you.