Vintage Two Tone Submariner Ad
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
2011 JAKEe Convertible Camaro Prototype
As some of you know, when I was in high-school, I wanted to go onto become an automotive engineer, but I could not get myself to do it, because at the time, and we are talking mid 1980s, American auto design was at an all-time low.
This was a very big disappointment to me, and I have never liked or desired to own an American car in my life. That is until I first saw an early prototype of the all-new Chevy Camaro Concept Convertible.
I went and test drove the 2010 hardtop (not pictured) Chevy SS V-8 Camaro, and it completely blew my mind!!! Not only was it like driving a rocket-ship, but it also handled like a dream. The all new Camaro SS V8 muscle car does 0-60 MPH in only 4.5 Seconds, which is just perfect if you ask me.
Like many other Camaro enthusiasts, I have been patiently awaiting the announcement of the all-new Chevy Camaro convertible and it seems like it has been an eternity. I first saw spy photos of it several years ago, and just two days ago, on the Camaro5.com forum, they showed off these four spy shots of the car being tested. Well kind of.
The challenge was the photos they showed were of a red Camaro, and I want a dark Cobalt blue, with a touch of purple (if you are old enough, think Duncan Yo-Yo). I also want the white racing stripes I designed, and I also want to powder-coat the brake calipers in red. I also think it would be cool to put the JAKEe logo on the hood.
Since I am an advanced graphic artist, I decided to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to custom paint the car. I did this because I was extremely curious to see what my next actual car is going to look like. According to Camaro5.com Chevy will start producing convertible Camaro's in January or March of 2011 and I can't wait!!!!
I think the all-new Camaro convertible is the best looking car I have ever seen, and as an American, I very happy to see American cars making a strong comeback.I included the following video that shows how General Motors is going to have an iPhone application that allows you to use your phone as a key!!! This is so cool!!!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wrist Shot Of The Day
Peter's Tudor Heritage Chronograph
This bracelet is nice and wide ! Also check out the serious amount of chamfer on the lug lines.
1804 U.S. $10 Gold Coin
Exhibited at World's Money Fair
This beautiful and ultra-rare 1804 Proof coin is one of only 3 known examples and it will be on display at the World's Money Fair in Boston from August 10-14, 2010. Vintage coins are just like vintage Rolex watches. They are full of wonder and often magnificent!!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rolex Super-Coolness: Jon Hamm
MAD MEN Rolex Explorer
John Hamm plays Donald Draper on the TV mega-hit, MAD MEN, and in the season premier for this 4th season, which aired yesterday, I noticed for the first time he was wearing a Rolex Explorer!!! If you are not familiar with MAD MEN, it is produced by one of the producers from the Sopranos.
Joh Hamm is an amazing actor, and on MAD MEN, which is set in the early 1960s in New York, on Madison Avenue, he plays an ad executive. If you have never seen MAD MEN, I very highly recommend it. I turned Leo onto MAD MEN last year and he freaked out and watched all 3 seasons–on DVD–back to back to back!!!!
In a bizarre twist of fate, Jon Hamm is currently staring in a movie where he plays my namesake grandfather, Jake Ehrlich Sr. You can learn more about this film and John Hamm playing my grandfather Jake, in the movie Howl.
There have been other actors on past seasons of MAD MEN who wore Rolex, but never the star, Jon Hamm. He is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Explorer in the photo above and below.
In the photo below from the Season 4 opener of MAD MEN, we can definitely make out the Rolex Oyster bracelet. It is also interesting to note that I remember one of the main characters last season talking about how they wanted to get Rolex as an account for their advertising agency.
Last year, I wrote a huge writeup about how Jon Hamm's wife on MAD MEN, played by January Jones wears a stainless Rolex Daytona and I also did an overview of the show.
In this next photo we get a clearer shot of the Rolex Explorer on Donald Draper's wrist.
In the photo below, we see the watch in the photo above, zoomed-in significantly and we can make a positive I.D., and confirm it is a Rolex Explorer since we can make out the 3, 6, and 9 Arabic markers on the dial.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Studio Shot Of The Day
AAKViper's Rolex Milgauss
This is a really profound image because we see second generation Rolex Milgauss watches side be side with a black and a silvered dial. This would kind of be like putting together a modern white dial and black dial Daytona.
Memories Are Made Of This
Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck
with Huey, Duey and Louie
I have such fond memories from my childhood of all the magical Disney characters including Donald Duck with his three nephews, Huey, Duey and Louie, so these magnificent Carl Barks Disney paintings from 1974 that are up for auction from Heritage Auctions in August turn the nostalgia volume way up in my mind.
Since these oil paintings were completed in 1974, it is kind of interesting (T.Walker Lloydism) to realize they kind of have a black light poster color palette ;-))))
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
1986 Porsche 928 Hotness
Memories Are Made Of This
I remember back in the mid 1980s how over-the-top cool the Porsche 928 was. It is interesting that we don't see many on the road these days?
Monday, July 19, 2010
A Custom Ladies Rolex Masterpiece
[Reference 80309 Series A]
A stunning white gold and diamond sapphire Crown Collection Masterpiece PearlMaster.
This spectacle of opulence is accented with 40 brilliant baguette sky blue sapphires in its bezel. The Mother of Pearl dial, is also set with 10 sapphire markers. Another, "Girls Best Friend!"
Sunday, July 18, 2010
2010 Tour de France Underway
Lance Armstrong's Last Hurrah?
The 20 Stage, or the 97th running of the 2010 Tour de France cycling race just passed the half-way point. The race began with 198 cyclists comprising 22 teams of 9. It began in Rotterdam and will end 2,263 miles (3,642 kilometers) later in Paris on the Champs-Elysees on July 25.
This first stunning group image was taken by Bryn Lennon of Getty Images and shows the 2010 Tour de France getting underway on July 6, 2010.
This next amazing image was taken by Bas Czerwinski from AP Photo on July 14, 2010 and it shows the racers as they jam toward Gap, France.
The image below is of Lance Armstrong on July 3, 2010 as he completes the 8.9km individual time trial run around Rotterdam and was taken by Pascal Pavani of AFP-Getty Images.
This next image of Lance Armstrong shows Lance Armstrong on July 6, 2010 with dirt all over his face as he races on the third stage of the Tour de France. The image was taken by Joel Saget of Reuters.
As many readers of Jake's Rolex World know, Lance Armstrong is a big Rolex collector with his favorites being his white dial stainless Rolex Daytona and his Pepsi GMT-Master. In the future we will be publishing a very detailed article on Lance Armstrong's Rolex collection.
Tip: To see all the photos on Jake's Rolex World of Lance Armstrong wearing Rolex watches, click on the Label at the bottom of this post that says "Lance Armstrong" and scroll past the first story...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Rolex Coolness: Phil Mickelson
Rolex Cellini Danaos
The Rolex Cellini Danaos pictured below from Rolex.com is a similar model to the one Phil Mickelson is wearing above.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Rolex Hotness: Cameron Diaz
Rolex Submariner Date
Here is a set of photos from the current movie named Knight & Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. In the movie, Cameron is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Submariner.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Presidential Watch Sunday
An Unprecedented Look At The Presidency
Rolex Watches In The Oval Office
Today on Presidential Watch Sunday on Jake's Rolex World we are going to take a look at some recent photos of famous people wearing Rolex watches in the Oval Office of the White House.
The last president of the United states that wore a Rolex President (Day-Date Model) was President Lyndon Johnson as seen in the photo below pictured with Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall.
In this next photo (below) we see President Obama meeting with U.S. General, David Petraeus who is head of the U.S. Central Command, in the White House on June 23, 2010.
General Petraeus is wearing his trademark stainless steel Rolex Submariner in the photo above and below.
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.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Rolex Hotness: Jennifer Aniston
Blacked-Out Rolex Milgauss
Some things get better with age including Rolex watches and Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer Aniston is wearing her black PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) Rolex Milgauss in the photos below.