Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Robert Scheidt

...Rolex Coolness...

Robert Scheidt
Rolex Yacht-Master II

World's Top Sailor

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Beautiful Red Stella Dial Day-Date

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

A Beautiful Red Stella Dial Day-Date
with Florentine finish Bezel and President Bracelet
[Reference 1811]

Steve P. took this superb photo of his rare and unusual Rolex Day-Date with a red lacquered Stella Dial and Bark Finished Bezel and Presidential bracelet. Stella dials are dials that have rich popping colors and are sought after by vintage Rolex collectors. This watch has a Florentine-finish bezel and bracelet which looks a little like a "bark" finish. This unusual  bezel and bracelet finish is sometimes referred to as a "Moiré" finish, as well.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Led Zeppelin Rolex John Paul Jones

...A Rockin' Rolex Christmas...

John Paul Jones

Keeping The Time Of His Life with a Rolex GMT Master

Well since it's Christmas, I though it should be a Rockin' Rolex Christmas!!! Who is the greatest Rock n' Roll band of all time? Led Zeppelin–of course!!! Or another way to put it, is that NOBODY ever rocked like Led Zeppelin, and I mean NOBODY!!! I would even go so far as to say that Led Zeppelin is in a class all by itself, just like Rolex is like no other watch. I am really excited to share this fascinating story with you, which has three amazing full-length Led Zeppelin concerts included at the end of the story.

John Paul Jones is a founding member of the Led Zeppelin and is considered to be one of the greatest and most innovative musicians alive today. John Paul Jones has always been really low-key, and kind of quiet, but a giant in the world of music. 

John Paul plays many, many different instruments, and in Led Zeppelin he plays bass guitar and keyboards.

If we take a close look at John Paul Jones Two-Tone Rolex GMT Master, we can see it is definitely a vintage Rolex GMT with nipple indices, and a Jubilee bracelet. I saw a photo of him wearing it in 1977, and my best guess is that it was made in the early 1970s. He still wears it today, so we know he is in his fourth decade of wearing it–at least.

Led Zeppelin are one of the best-selling, most innovative, successful rock bands is history. Not only is their music unlike anything else, it is otherworldly. All their songs are unusually long-form, and almost more like a hard Rock n' Roll symphony. It's also interesting to note, that despite being a British band, in many ways they seem a lot more American, which likely makes sense since they were so deeply influenced in their early day by American Rhythm and Blues.

John Paul Jones is pictured below sitting between fellow founding Led Zeppelin band members, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, in a photo taken in 1985 at the Live Aid concert, which represented the first time Led Zeppelin got back together for a reunion after they broke up in 1980, and you can see that John is wearing his two tone Rolex GMT-Master. 

John Paul Jones is pictured below in in 1985 wearing his two-tone Rolex GMT-Master.

John Paul Jones is pictured below, chillin' backstage with Jimmy Page in 1977, and John Paul is wearing his Rolex GMT Master.

As I mentioned earlier, John Paul Jones was the quiet giant of Led Zeppelin, and that is easy to understand when he was on stage with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, who rocked like nobody else ever has, or likely ever will. Led Zeppelin was together going full-speed ahead from 1968, to 1980, when they disbanded after their drummer, John Bonham died. 

Nobody Ever Rocked Like Led Zeppelin!!!

In many ways Led Zeppelin music definded a generation, and in the photo below we see Robert Plant and Jimmy Page rocking out on the Madison Square Garden stage in 1977.

Stairway To Heaven

Founding Led Zeppelin members, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are pictured below with U.S. President Obama, at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012, where they were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

In the video below, we see President Obama celebrate Led Zeppelin at the White House.

You can watch Led Zeppelin at the Kennedy Center Honors in the video below which is superb.
You can watch Led Zeppelin being interviewed by David Letterman the day after the Kennedy Center Honors.

Next up we see Charlie Rose interviewing Led Zeppelin.

I figured it made sense to take a retrospective tour of Led Zeppelin music, so let's begin with a recent full-length live concert from 2007. This concerts was known as Celebration Day, and it was recorded at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on December 10, 2007, at London's 02 Arena.

Next we see a performance from their seminal Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunion in 1995, as they rock-out to Kashir.

Next, we get another full length Led Zeppelin concert, this time recorded live at Madison Square Garden in 1973. 

Last, but certainly not least, we get another full-length Led Zeppelin concert where we witness them rock the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. These guys really  rocked like not other. Just completely on their own wavelength...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Joe Cocker 1944-2014 Kept The Time Of His Life With Rolex

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Joe Cocker

Kept The Time Of His Life With Rolex
Now Belongs To The Ages

Legendary English Rock n' Rolex and Blues singer Joe Cocker passed away today after a fight with cancer. He is pictured below wearing his Rolex Datejust.

The live video concert featuring Joe Cocker was filmed just last year, and he was still at the top of his game.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rolex Macro Shot: GMT Coronet

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

Rolex GMT Coronet Shot by Chris B.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eric Goode: A Great Man...

...Saving Endangered Species of Turtles...

Eric Goode
A Great Man
Rolex Datejust

Eric Goode is a great man, who has made it his mission in life to protect endangered species of turtles from all over the world. Be sure to check out the 60 Minutes video story.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

1964 Rolex Swinging Ad...

1964 Rolex Swinging Ad
You're Going Into A Deep, Deep Rolex Sleep. A DEAPSEA Sleep ;-0

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rolex President: Lyndon Johnson...

Rolex President
Lyndon Johnson

In this photo from December 1966, we see U.S. President, Lyndon Johnson wearing his trademark Rolex President, as he is leaving church. and adjusting his collar. Lyndon Johnson was the first American President to wear a Rolex Day-Date with the Rolex President Bracelet, which later became know as "A Rolex President" or "Rolex Presidential" or, as they say, in some circles, "The El Presidente."

Of course, if you wish to learn the whole history of the Rolex President, you can read The Complete History Of The Rolex President.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rolex Oysterdate Star Dial

Stefano Mazzariol
Rolex Oysterdate Star Dial
[Reference 6066 from 1953]

This is a very rare stainless steel Rolex Star Dial Oyterdate from the early 1950s. It features a Rolex Super Oyster case and the star markers at 6 and 9 o'clock.