Sunday, June 28, 2015

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Rolex Milgauss

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

Rolex Milgauss

Saturday, June 27, 2015

1960s French Rolex Submariner Ads

1960s French Rolex Submariner Ads

Emmanuel from France is a fan of Jake's Rolex World and he recently sent in some really cool French Rolex ads from 1964 though 1966, which he found in a French magazine from the 1960s named, "Plongées", which was a scuba-diving magazine. The image below of the diver wearing a Rolex Submariner appeared in a French Magazine named "Géo", which was similar to National Geographic. Thank you so much for sharing these really cool ads with us Emmanuel!!!

1964 French Rolex Submariner Ad

1965 French Rolex Submariner Ad

1966 French Rolex Submariner Ad

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Michael Caine...

Academy Award Winning Actor

...Rolex Coolness...

Sir Michael Caine

Rolex Day-Date

Michael Caine is and Academy Award winning actor who has enjoyed an incredible career. He is pictured below sporting his Rolex Day-Date.

...My Name Is Michael Caine...

Michael Caine was unique in the sense that he was the first "Cockney" Hearthrob. In other words, he was the first major movie star/hunk with a Cockney (East London) accent. In many ways his appeal was based upon his "I'm every man" persona, coupled with the fact that he also had a rugged and regal way about him.

1969 Movie
The Italian Job

Below is the opening credit section of the 1969 cult classic which Michael Caine starred it named The Italian Job. It features a 1969 Lamborghini P400S Mura V12 driving through the Italian Alps, while Matt Monroe sings his classic song "On Days Like These." You can learn much more about the 1969 Lamborghini Miura on Jake's Car World from Jerry Seinfeld. 

1971 Movie
Get Carter

Micheal Caine starred in Get Carter in 1971, which was a huge it in the U.K., so much so it was declared to be the best U.K. film ever made.

1984 Madness Song
My Name Is Michael Caine

Madness is one of my favorite bands of all time, and I remember this song from when I was in high school, titled, My Name Is Michael Caine.

1988 Movie
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Michael Caine wore a yellow gold Rolex Oyster-Quartz, Day-Date (Reference 19018) in the 1988 movie named Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which co-starred Steve Martin. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jordan Spieth Wins 2015 U.S. Open Championship

...Rolex Coolness...

Jordan Spieth

Wins 2015 U.S. Open Championship

Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II

Jordan Spieth just stepped into history when he won the 2015 U.S. Open, and became the youngest golfer in history to win the first two Majors of the season—back to back!

Back in April of 2015 Jordan Spieth won the Masters Tournament in Augusta Georgia, and we see him pictured below sporting his iconic Masters green jacket.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chapter 9: The First SEA-DWELLER's Doctor George Bond. U.S. Navy Project Genesis and Jacques Cousteau & Project CONSHELF.

The Complete History Of
The Rolex Submariner & SEA-DWELLER
Rolex's Conquest Of The Ocean

Chapter 9: The First SEA-DWELLER's
Doctor George Bond. U.S. Navy Project Genesis 
and Jacques Cousteau & Project CONSHELF.

It Is hard to believe I began working on my 18 Chapter Series on the History of The Rolex Submariner and SEA-DWELLER eight years ago! I saved this chapter, as the last chapter, which ironically ties together the nexus between the development of the Rolex Submariner and SEA-DWELLER–in what appears to be a never-ending untold story.

The photo below was taken in 1968, and it shows U.S. Navy Doctor George Bond being interviewed with his close associate, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who is the greatest explorer in history. In the interview, they were discussing U.S. Navy SEALAB III.

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on." –Jacques-Yves Cousteau 

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The First Rolex Submariner

Jacques Yves-Cousteau is considered to be the father of Scuba Diving, and he worked with Rolex in the early 1950s to develop the Rolex Submariner as seen on his wrist below in 1953.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau is pictured above and below in 1953 while filming his seminal underwater documentary titled "The Silent World", which won him the Academy Award that year for best documentary. 

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was also instrumental in the development of the Rolex SEA-DWELLER along with the U.S. Navy SEALAB Program, and in the future, when I complete this chapter, I will go into more detail on this fascinating subject. 

Below you can watch an episode of The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau which covers Conshelf.

Below you can watch Jacques-Yves Cousteau's Academy Award winning 1964 movie titled, World Without Sun, which chronicles his Conshelf mission.

The Complete History Of
The Rolex Submariner & SEA-DWELLER
Rolex's Conquest Of The Ocean

Table Of Contents

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rolex Hotness: Jamie Lynn Sigler...

...Rolex Super-Hotness...

Jamie Lynn Sigler
Sopranos Daytona

Jamie Lynn Sigler played Medow Soprano on the HBO Blockbuster hit, The Sopranos. In her private life she wears several Rolex Daytona watches. In this first photo we see Jamie Lynn Sigler wearing her stainless steel Rolex Daytona.

Jamie Lynn Sigler is pictured below with James Gandolfini who played her father, Tony Soprano on the Sopranos series, and notice James Gandolfini is wearing his Rolex President (Day-Date).

The first time I ever noticed Jamie Lynn Sigler wearing a Rolex was on The Sopranos, on Episode 2 from Season 4. As you can see, she is wearing a white gold Rolex Daytona with a pink mother of pearl dial with a matching pink lizard strap.

The white gold Rolex Daytona Jamie is wearing is pictured below in a Rolex ad from he early 2000s.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Rob Lowe–Stainless Rolex Daytona

...Rolex Coolness...

Rob Lowe
An Amazing Career with Rolex Keeping The Time Of His Life

Stainless Rolex Daytona

Actor Rob Lowe is timeless and pretty much looks the same today as he did 25 years ago. Rob wears a a few different Rolex Daytona models as seen in the following photos.

In this next set of photos we see Robe Lowe checking out the new retro Dodge Charger when it first came out. 

Memorial Weekend in Malibu

Rolex Coolness: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is pictured below playing touch-football with his children on the beach in Hawaii over Memorial day weekend in 2012. He is wearing his trademark stainless Rolex Daytona.

Rob Lowe is seen leaving a Memorial Day Weekend Party in Malibu, sporting his stainless steel Daytona.

Rolex Coolness: Rob Lowe
Cover Of November 2010 Architectural Digest
Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona with Black Dial

Rob Lowe is pictured below on the cover of the November 2010 Architectural Digest wearing his trademark stainless steel Rolex Daytona.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Ryan's Rolex Cosmograph

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

Ryan's Rolex Cosmograph

Sunday, June 7, 2015

John Denver: The Kings of Country Music Wearing Rolex Series

The Kings of Country Music Wearing Rolex Series

...Rolex Super Coolness...

John Denver

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master

This is the fourth installment in my series named, "The Kings Of Country Music Wearing Rolex." I realize that John Denver not only sang many country hits, like "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", and "Rocky Mountain High", but he also crossed-over into many other genres including Folk singing.

John Denver had many other popular songs like "Annie's Song", "Leaving On A Jet Plane", and "Sunshine On My Shoulders." He was born Henry John Deutschendorf Roswell, New Mexico on December 31, 1943.

When I was a kid growing up in Northern California, I some of my fondest memories are of summer camp, listening to John Denver songs, like Take Me Home, Country Roads. 

When I think about John Denver's music, I think it's really ideal for listening to around Thanksgiving, along with other artists like Simon and Garfunkel. Something about this genre of music is heartwarming and kind of folksy...

In several of the images in this story we see photos of John Denver wearing a yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master, which I think suited him perfectly. It never ceases to amaze me how many guitarists wear Rolex watches.

John Denver was not only a recording and live performance superstar, but he was also an activist and humanitarian who dedicated much of his time and money to trying to take care of issues that effect earth. In my opinion, John Denver was the living embodiment and true symbol of Thanksgiving...

Aye, Calypso, I Sing To Your Spirit

John Denver was one of Jacques Cousteau's biggest fans. Not only did he write the fantastic song "Calypso" but he donated all the proceeds from the song to the Cousteau Society. John also performed concerts and donated the proceeds to the Cousteau Society.

The photo below of Jacques Cousteau was taken on-board the Calypso in 1953, an we see him wearing a prototype Rolex Submariner. Jacques Cousteau, in my opinion, is the greatest explorer that ever lived, and is the living embodiment of the Rolex Submariner.

By the way, John Denver wrote a beautiful song in the 1970s about Jacques Cousteau's Calypso ship and I thought I would share the profound words:

By John Denver

To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean
To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and the living
In search of the answers to questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing
Part of beginning to understand

Aye, Calypso, the places you've been to
The things that you've shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you
So long and so well

Like the dolphin who guides you
You bring us beside you
To light up the darkness and show us the way
For though we are strangers in your silent world
To live on the land we must learn from the sea
To be true as the tide
And free as the wind-swell
Joyful and loving in letting it be

Aye, Calypso, the places you've been to
The things that you've shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you
So long and so well

Aye, Calypso, the places you've been to
The things that you've shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you
So long and so well

John Denver is pictured below on-board the Calypso with Jacques Cousteau and they are talking with media mogul, Ted Turner. This photos was taken on the occasion of Jacques Cousteau's 75th birthday party in Washington D.C., which took place in 1985. In an ironic twist of fate, both John Denver and Jacques Cousteau both passed away twelve years later in 1997.

In the photo below we see John Denver (giving the thumbs-up!) diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Connie Reeder is pictured on the far left, and she sang with John Denver on "Fly Away", which can be viewed below this image.

Video of John Denver at Jacques Cousteau's 75th Birthday Celebration