Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rolex Fashion Shot of the Day: Uli's LV Submainer...

Green On Green

Uli's LV Rolex Submariner

If you are a reader of Jake's Rolex Watch you probably know the original Rolex 50th Anniversary LV Submariner is one of my favorite Rolex watches.

To my way of thinking The LV Submariner has the perfect balance of timeless Rolex design language and a colorful, charismatic vibe. I think the green bezel insert is fun, sporty, novel and aquatic–and I love the Maxi-Markers and Fat Hands. This is a really cool color combination–assuming you are not afraid of color.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Art Deco Rolex Curvex

Art Deco Rolex Curvex

This Art Deco Rolex from the late 1920s seems to have an American Indian theme which is really interesting.

Photo Credit: American Heritage

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sid Caesar: The Father Of American Comedy

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American TV Comedy Pioneer

Sid Caesar


Kept The Time Of His Life With A Rolex Day-Date

Sid Caesar passed away exactly four years ago today on February 13, 2014, at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 91. Sid Caesar was best known as an early TV pioneer in the 1950s where he starred on the comedy hits, Your Show Of Shows and Caesar's Hour

Sid Caesar influenced many future generations of comedians. Many other famous comedians wrote for Sid Caesar early on in their careers. This list of comedic giants includes Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner & Woody Allen. Steve Allen once said "Sid's was the show to which all comedy writers aspired. It was the place to be."

I remember years ago, watching an amazing Sid Caesar interview conducted by Charlie Rose, and Sid said something that stuck in my mind. He profoundly said:

"At the bottom of everything is money." –Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar is pictured below with his close friend who was also a legendary comedian, Milton Berle.

An Amazing Career

Sid Caesar was basically the Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey of the 1950s. He was a physical comedian and in the 1950s his style of comedy was considered to be Avant Garde. 

2007 Sid Caesar Interview

The following interview of Sid Caeser took place in 2007, and by watching this amazing interview, you really get a sense of the man and his career. Also, Sid Caesar is wearing his Rolex Day-Date.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rolex Sunrise over Biel Switzerland...

Rolex Sunrise Over Biel Switzerland

Michael Groove took this stunning photo in 2009 of the sun rising over one of the old Rolex buildings located at the foot of the Jura mountains just above Biel, Switzerland. Michael said: "The production facilities have been moved to the outskirts some time ago leaving some beautiful old buildings behind, now used for management, training and overhead staff."

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rolex Paraflex Shock Absorption System

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Rolex Paraflex 

Exclusive Rolex Balance Shock Absorption System

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dark Chocolate Daytona

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

Dark Chocolate Daytona 

EverRose Gold with Ceramic Bezel

Friday, February 9, 2018

1972 Magainze Ad What Kind Of Man Spends $1,400 For A Watch?

1972 Magainze Ad

What Kind Of Man Spends $1,400 For A Watch?

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Falcon Heavy Inaugural Test Flight

Falcon Heavy
Inaugural Test Flight

Welcome To the 21st Century!!!

These are amazing times we are living in. Especially from a technological perspective. So you think Elon Musk's introduction of the upcoming Tesla Roadster was impressive!?!! Yesterday, Elon Musk and Space X just completed the most amazing feat as seen in the video below, which shows the SPACE X Falcon Heavy taking off and landing again on earth. You have to watch this video!!!!

If you're not familiar with SPACE X's Falcon Heavy, it is the most powerful rocket on earth, with a twist. The twist is that the rocket are not only reusable, but can land back on earth as seen in the video above where they touchdown at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is located near the Kennedy Space Center. SPACE X is a privately held company started by Elon Musk, and yesterday they successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket on its maiden voyage. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful booster rocket since NASA's Saturn V.

The Falcon Heavy took off yesterday from the same launch pad that NASA used to launch the Apollo moon missions and space shuttles, which is located in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin was in attendance and watched the Falcon Heavy launch from the exact same launch pad 39A he flew to the moon from in 1969. The Falcon Heavy took of at 3:35PM EST (2045GMT), which was more than two hours after the scheduled launch time. 

The Falcon Heavy stands 23 stories tall and is powered by three core boosters that utilize Space X's Falcon 9 rockets: each of which has nine engines per booster for a total of 27 engines. These rocket engines fire in unison and produce around 5 million points of thrust (23 Kilonewtons) during liftoff.

The Falcon Heavy maiden voyage was a test and was sent to orbit around the sun, as well as to send Elon Musk's personal original Tesla Roadster to Mars. The Falcon Heavy is capable of carrying a payload of up to around 140,000 pounds (64,000 Kilographs). The next time the Falcon Heavy takes of in three to six months it will be carrying a payload of satellites.

Below is the SPACE X flight plan for the inaugural test flight of the Falcon Heavy.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Falcon Heavy maiden voyage was the payload and launch of Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster, which is seen below. 

Elon placed a mannequin named "Starman" in his Tesla Roadster as seen below. Starman is an homage to David Bowie's song named "Starman." Starman has his right hand on the steeling, and his left arm is resting on the door.

During the third stage, Elon's cherry red Tesla Roadster was sent into an orbit that would take it past Mars to circle the Sun. The Roadster has three cameras attached to it. Elon Musk published the image below on Twitter and said, "Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt."

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David Bowie (Starman) performing "Life on Mars"...

SPACE X's Falcon Heavy Flight was almost as impressive as this footage of Jumpin' Jive from 75 years ago!!!! Fred Astaire once pointed out that this was the most amazing dancing he had ever witnessed on film...Also, and this is hard to believe but true that the Nicholas Brothers nailed this, unrehearsed on their first take...Enjoy!!!

Rolex Crown Logo History

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Rolex Crown History

The famous Rolex Crown Logo is one of the coolest and most recognizable iconic logos in the world. Ever wonder where it came from and what it stands for? Rolex trademarked and began using their five-point Rolex Crown logo in 1925, which was one year before the introduction of the Rolex Oyster. The image of the five fingers with a watch on the wrist offers an interesting clue from a 1978 Rolex magazine ad for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

I was just thinking about it and realized I need to do a story on the evolution of the Rolex crown logo in the future, so I thought I would get started by comparing the Rolex logo below from 1963 to the current Rolex logo which is pictured below it. It is amazing how little it has changed in 55 years! In the future, I plan to add many more dated images to this story, as well as a chronological evolution of the crown. In the meantime enjoy all these great Rolex Crown images...

The Rolex Crown logo seen above was first used in 1947, although the "ROLEX" text part of the logo used a different serif typeface.

Rolex Day-Date
Blue Lapis Lazuli Dial
[Reference 18238]

On the back of a Milgauss

[Rolex Reference 116520]

Rolex Coronets 

The applied 3-D Rolex Coronet logo is found on the dial of many Rolex Models, including the Rolex Day-Date as well as the Rolex Daytona. The photo below shows several of them on a table before they have been applied to a Rolex Dial. In my opinion, the Rolex Coronet is one of the coolest and most iconic logos in the world. Many people say the Rolex Coronet is a crown, while others believe the logo symbolizes a watch on a hand. 

Rolex Coronet