Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Leading Ocean Environmentalist



Jean-Michel Cousteau

Leading Ocean Environmentalist

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of speaking in detail with Jean Michel Cousteau who is the head of OceanFutures.org. Jean-Michel Cousteau is Royalty in the world of exploration as he is the son of the greatest explorer in history, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Jean-Michel and I took a stroll down memory lane as we discussed so many different aspects of his history as well as his father's history.


Jean-Michel Cousteau is pictured below in 1989 in Papaua, New Guinea with his father, Jacques-Cousteau aboard the Calypso, and notice he is wearing his Rolex SEA-DWELLER.



In the photo below we see Jean-Michel Cousteau with his father Jacques, mother Simone, and brother Philippe in the 1940s.


In the famous photo below we see Jacques-Yves, Philippe and Jean-Michel Cousteau.



Jean-Michel Cousteau is in the photo below that was inspired by the family portrait above, with his children Fabian and Céline Cousteau. 


I recently interviewed Céline Cousteau and will be soon publishing a big story on her career achievements.



In the future, I will be publishing a detailed story on my interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau which I believe will put together the final pieces of the Cousteau Rolex history puzzle, but in the meantime enjoy the Ted talk video below:


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Angelique Kerber Wins Wimbledon Ladies Singles


Angelique Kerber

Wins Wimbledon Ladies Singles 

Rolex Daytona

Angelique Kerber just beat Serena Williams to win the ladies singles at Wimbledon, and as we see whit was sporting her stainless steel Rolex Daytona during the award ceremony.




Friday, July 13, 2018

White Gold Rolex Daytona As Seen on Rolex.com in 2007


...Rolex Time Machine...

White Gold Rolex Daytona
As Seen on Rolex.com in 2007

Before I started Jake's Rolex World in 2008, I took these screen grabs in 2007, just cause I thought this watch was so cool looking, and I just found them, so I thought I would share them. Very cool looking...






Thursday, July 12, 2018

Speaking of Beautiful Women Wearing Mens Rolex Watches...



...Super Leggy Model...

Filippa Hamilton Palmstierna
Stainless Rolex Daytona


Sorry, I could not resist this image of Super-Leggy-Model Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele sporting a mens Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona with a Black Dial. Ouuuuuuuuch!!! Oh Behave!!!!






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rolex World Of Yachting


Rolex World Of Yachting

They say you learn something new everyday, and that's on-point for this story as  I just discovered that Rolex has a Rolex World Of Yachting YouTube channel I never new existed! I noticed a couple of really cool sailing videos I thought I would share. This first one features the Rolex Giraglia 2018 Race, and in it we see former Rolex CEO, Gian Riccardo Marini who is now the Managing Director of Rolex Italia.


This next Rolex documentary showcases the Rolex China Sea Race 2018 and is also really fascinating. 


It's worth noting the sun never sets in the world of Rolex as they are sold all over earth at a rate of more than one watch per minute, every minute of every day of the year!!! 

[Note: The math behind this logic is 60 Minutes per hour multiplied by 24 hours in a day give you 1440 minutes per day. Multiply 1440 minutes per day times 365 days per year equals 525,6000 minutes per year. Since Rolex likely makes around 800,000 watches per year that would be more than 1.52 watches sold per minute—every minute of every hour of every day!!! That is a lot of Rolex watches...]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The John Player Special...Exotic Dial Up Close...



...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day...

The John Player Special

Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona


Can it be that it was all so simple then...

...or has TIME rewritten every line?

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Queen of Cool—Neile Adams McQueen



The Queen of Cool


Neile Adams McQueen

Steve McQueen remains the undisputed King of Cool, and Every King has a Queen, especially if your last name is McQueen. 



I recently interviewed Neile Adams McQueen, who was married to Steve McQueen from 1956 to 1972 and is the matriarch of the McQueen family today. We spoke about many things including the provenance of Loren Janes Rolex Submariner, which I will be including details of in my next update on that subject coming later this week.




Neile Adams McQueen's life journey is absolutely amazing! It has been said that behind every great man there is a great woman, and that certainly was the case with Steve McQueen as Neile helped him every step of the way with his early and middle career. Even after Steve and Neile were divorced Steve McQueen still heavily depended on her opinions and instincts.







1965 Monaco Grand Prix 




Neile supported her husband Steve in many of his endeavors and hobbies. We see Neile and Steve McQueen in this next set of photos attending the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix where Steve was absolutely fascinating with the racers.



In the photo below we see Grand Prix racers Graham Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart chatting with Steve McQueen. This photo is interesting as they both seem equally fascinated with each other.




In this next photo we see Steve McQueen wrapping out with legendary Formula One race car driver, Sir Stirling Moss.






The McQueen Family

Steve McQueen was a dedicated family man and was madly in love with his two children. 




In particular, his daughter Terry was the apple of his eye and we see Terry pictured above with Neile and Steve as well as in the photo below where Steve is walking with Terry in Los Angeles in 1964.



In the family portrait below from the early 1970s we see Chad, Steve, Neile and Terry McQueen.








Steve McQueen's Love of Rolex






Neile and I had a great conversation about The King Of Cool and his appreciation of Rolex. Neile said, "Steve was very fond of Rolex." I mentioned to Neile that I have spent thousands of hours over the past decade searching for photos of Steve McQueen wearing his Rolex Submariner and that the first time I was aware of him wearing one was when he was racing at Sebring in 1970. 



Neile said, "I remember when we were on Christmas vacation in Switzerland in 1969 Steve bought some Rolex watches, which he was very fond of."



Below is a photo of Steve McQueen at Sebring with wife Neile, son Chad, and daughter Terry talking with Steve during a break.



In the photo above and below we see Steve McQueen at Sebring in 1970 wearing his Rolex Submariner he wore while he performed in the endurance race.



Below we see a photo of Steve and Neile on the set of Sand Pebbles, taken in 1966 in Honk Kong.



In the photos below, we see Neile and Steve McQueen in a convertible Mercedes 300SL in New York.




The next set of photos below were taken on the set of The Thomas Crown Affair, and the first one shows Neile McQueen with Steve.





Neile has worn a Rolex Lady-Date for many decades and mentioned that her son Chad wears his father's Submariner and her granddaughter, Molly wears her daughter Terry's Rolex today. Terry McQueen who was Steve & Neile McQueen's daughter is pictured below on the left with her daughter Molly, and notice Terry is wearing her Rolex LadyDate. Unfortunately Terry passed away from a rare disease when Molly was ten years old, so her grandmother Neile raised her. Neile and Molly are pictured on the right and notice Neile wearing her ladies Rolex two-tone Datejust.




In the photo below we see Steve & Neile's daughter Terry McQueen with her daughter Molly on her lap, and we also see Terry wearing her yellow gold Rolex Ladydate.



Neile is pictured below in a more recent photo with her granddaughter Molly.





This means that the entire McQueen nuclear family wore Rolex watches! Neile mentioned "Recently I have really been enjoying wearing my Cartier watch!" 

Neile Adams McQueen is an amazing lady who as achieved so much in her life, and she has played a strong role as being the matriarch of her family and has had a strong influence on her children and grandchildren. Since Steve McQueen was The King of Cool, that makes Neile the Queen of Cool in my mind! Neile is pictured below with her daughter Terry and son Chad.




Steve & Neile McQueen's son Chad is pictured below with his mother Neile and his first wife, Stacey Toten notice Chad is wearing his father's Rolex Submariner. Today Chad McQueen owns two different Rolex Submariner models that belonged to and were worn by his father.




Below we see a photo of Neile McQueen with her son Chad and grandson Steven McQueen, who is Chad's son.



Speaking of COOL—below is a photo of Steven McQueen who is Neile & Steve McQueen's grandson, and his parents are Stacey Toten and Chad McQueen. Steven McQueen is a talented actor, and appears to be down to earth and very friendly.





Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sarah McDaniel Gives Stephen Colbert A Selfie Lesson Rolex Submariner


Sarah McDaniel Gives 

Stephen Colbert A Selfie Lesson

Rolex Submariner

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Robert Mitchum 1962 Cape Fear Movie


...Rolex Coolness...

Robert Mitchum

1917-1997

Robert Mitchum wore Rolex watches for many years of his life. In 1962 he starred in the movie Cape Fear, and as we see below, he was wearing a Rolex. Steve McQueen is known for being the King Of Cool, and some would argue that Robert Mitchum was also the King Of Cool.


Robert Mitchum returned in the 1991 remake of Cape Fear, and in the photo below we see him wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet. Robert Mitchum co-starred in the remake with Nick Nolte and Robert De Niro.


Robert Mitchum is pictured below wearing a stainless steel Rolex Explorer.


Robert Mitchum's enjoyed an amazing career and starred in may famous movies. He is pictured below with Marylyn Monroe. 


The video interview below features Robert Mitchum being interviewed by Dick Cavett in 1971, and if you look closely you see Robert Mitchum sporing his Rolex Explorer. I highly recommend watching this complete interview which is amazing!!!

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