Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vintage 1980s Rolex Exotic Dial Brochure

Vintage 1980s Rolex
Exotic Dial Brochure

This 1980s Rolex brochure shows off some fascinating models with equally interesting dials.

We see five yellow gold Rolex watches with the following characteristics:
  • Day-Date with an Onyx dial
  • Lady Datejust with a a blue lapis dial
  • Oysterquartz Day-Date with an African mahonany dial
  • Lady Datjust with an African mahogany dial
  • Datejust with a birch dial.
I'm surprised not to see a bark finished Day-Date bracelet with a wood dial ;-)))

Monday, November 24, 2014

Rolex Hotness: Jennifer Aniston Yellow Gold Day-Date

...Rolex Hotness...

Jennifer Aniston

Yellow Gold Day-Date
with Matching
Ray Ban 3025 Aviator Sunglasses

Sunday, November 23, 2014

1956: The Very First Rolex Day-Date

The Very First Rolex Day-Date

It never ceases to amaze me how timeless Rolex watches are, and in this photo we see the very first Rolex Day-Date model made and introduced at Basel Fair in Switzerland in 1956, which is 54 years ago!!! I love the red date wheel along with the red Day-Date designation on the dial.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Macro Nature Shot Of The Day: Snow Flake Magnified 40 Times

...Ever Wonder?...

Macro Nature Shot Of The Day
Snow Flake Magnified 40 Times

Winter is on its way in the Northern Hemisphere, and summer is coming in the Southern Hemisphere of Earth. How weird is that?

Ever wonder what a snow flake looks like really close up? Pekka Honakoski of Jonkajarvi, Finland took this amazing macro shot of a snow flake magnified 40 times and it is really amazing!!!!!!

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day Bernhard's Rolex Reference 6263 Chronograph

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Bernhard's Rolex Reference 6263 Chronograph

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Paul Giamatti Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

...Emmy Award Winning Actor...

Paul Giamatti
Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

Paul Giamatti's acting career has been nothing short of amazing. He started his career in the critically-acclaimed movie about Howard Stern's career, named private parts, and anybody familiar with Private Parts, of course, remembers, his famous line, "It's not NBC, it pronounced EEENNNNBC." LOL LOL LOL ;-D

Paul Giamatti has also appeared in many other famous movies including The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, American Splendor, Sideways, Cinderella Man, and The Illusionint. I almost named the heading of this post "Rolex Funnyness: Paul Giamatti," since he is so funny. Paul is wearing his trusted Rolex Submariner in the photo below.

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day: Dr. Stong's Coke GMT Master

Dr. Stong's Coke GMT Master
[Reference 6542]

Dr. Strong (Jeff) took this great shot of his vintage Coke 6542, no-crown-gaurd Rolex GMT Master. This watch also has a bakelite bezel insert and a "small arrow" 24 hour hand. What a watch and great photo!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The First Rolex Mount Everest Ad: It All Began With This Rolex Advertorial

The First Rolex Mount Everest Ad
It All Began With This Rolex Advertorial
[Published 3 Days After Mount Everest Was Conquered]

One of the things we have been exploring for a long time on Jake's Rolex World is the genesis of the Rolex Explorer. To the best of my knowledge, this is the very first Rolex advertorial to celebrate the fact that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were wearing Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches when they summited Everest. It was published just 3 days after Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Hillary conquered Everest!!!

Soon after this amazing historical achievement, Rolex introduced the Rolex Explorer model that was based on this model of Oyster Perpetual. Of course they changed the dial to black, although Rolex also offered early Rolex Explorer models with white dials as well. To learn much more about Rolex conquest of Everest you can check out my article named Rolex Conquers Mount Everest.

1957 Rolex Mount Everest Ad

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Macro Shot of the Day: GMT Master by Stefano Mazzariol

...Macro Shot of the Day...

Stefano Mazzariol

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Bono from U2

...Rolex Coolness...

Bono from U2
A Stunning Career With Rolex Keeping His Time

Bono was born Paul David Hewson on May 10, 1960 in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. He began his music career with U2 which is one of the most successful rock bands in history. Bono writes almost all of U2's profound lyrics.

Bono has been wearing Rolex watches for many years. He seems to have started with a stainless Rolex Datejust as seen in the next two photos, and then ended up wearing a platinum Rolex Day-Date as seen above...

Bono's lyrics have always been deeply spiritual, profound and emotionally moving. Bono was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

In the next two (more recent) photos we see Bono wearing a Platinum Rolex Day-Date or Rolex President.

Amazing Humanitarian Achievements

Bono is a board member of Elevation Partners and refurbished and owns the Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge. Bono is also renowned for his activism regarding African countries. Bono co-founded the ONE Product Red among other organizations to help third world countries overcome the challenge of poverty. Bono, like his Rolex watches are absolute classics!!!

In The Name Of Love

It is profound, because one of U2's first mega-hits was In The Name Of Love which was about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is profound because Bono was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and Dr. Martin Luther King actually won the Nobel Peace Prize. It is also profound in my mind that both Bono and Dr. Martin Luther King both wore a Rolex Datejust.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Since we were just checking out The Boss (Bruce Springsteen) wearing his stainless steel Rolex Submariner I thought I would share these great videos of Bono with U2 & The Boss. This first video of Stand By Me is from 1987!!! It is amazing how many musicians wear Rolex!!!

In this next set of photos we see President Obama meeting in the Oval Office with Bono from U2 who is an anti-poverty activist.

Bono is a fascinating man and very quick-witted. He is an admirer of President Obama, and I remember once I heard Bono say that Obama had once been spelled with an apostrophe "O'bama" as if to suggest Obama was an Irish name.

In the photo above, we see Bono wearing his now trademark Platinum Rolex Day-Date. I say, "now" trademark, because he used to wear a stainless Rolex Datejust.