Monday, August 31, 2015

Dustin Hoffman wearing a Stainless GMT Master in Movie Marathon Man...



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Dustin Hoffman
2 Time Academy Award Winner for Best Actor

Dustin Hoffman is considered to be one of the best actors of his generation. He has starred in so man iconic movies including, The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), , Little Big Man (1970), Straw Dogs (1971), Papillon (1973), Lenny (1974), All The President's Men (1976), Marathon Man (1976), Straight Time (1979), Kramer v. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1982), Death Of A Salesman (1985), Rainman (1988), Hook (1991), Outbreak (1995), just to name a few...

Dustin Hoffman is pictured below at an awards ceremony sporting his Pepsi Rolex GMT Master which he also wore in several movies including Straw Dogs and Marathon Man.

T. Walker Lloyd, who was a Rolex U.S.A. executive shared a fascinating story with me in a podcast about how he gave Dustin Hoffman his Rolex GMT Master.




Dustin Hoffman's most iconic and famous role was perhaps in the graduate, which debuted in 1967 and featured the equally iconic Simon and Garfunkel song, Mrs. Robinson.








Little Big Man
1970

Little Big Man is one of my favorite Dustin Hoffman movies, and you can watch the entire movie below:





Straw Dogs
1971

Dustin Hoffman starred in Straw Dogs which debuted in theaters in 1971, and as we see he was wearing his Pepsi GMT-Master.








The Marathon Man
1976

The photos below are from the 1976 movie, Marathon Man, in which Dustin Hoffman wore his Rolex GMT Master.








All The President's Men
1976

Dustin Hoffman costarred with Robert Redford in the 1976 hit movie named All The President's Men. In this movie Robert Redford wore his Rolex Submariner.



Kramer vs. Kramer
1979

Dustin Hoffman costarred with Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best supporting Actress. Dustin Hoffman is pictured below sporting his Pepsi Rolex GMT Master from the movie.






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Rainman Rolex
Tom Cruise & Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman starred in the classic movie, Rainman with Tom Cruise who wore a Rolex Day-Date, which you see on his wrist in the photos below with Dustin Hoffman.

"I'm an excellent driver. Uh-0h, fifteen minutes to Wapner. Definitely...I definitely like Rolex!!! "

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sofi Fahrman: Swedish Journalist


...Rolex Hotness...

Sofi Fahrman
Swedish Journalist
Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton-Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad


...Rolex Super Coolness...

Eric Clapton
A Brilliant Musical Career With Rolex Keeping His Time

Eric Clapton has enjoyed an amazing musical career. He is the only three-time Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee, as a solo artist, as well as a member of the Yardbirds, as well as Cream. Eric Clapton is arguably one of the most influential and successful guitarists of all time.



Eric Clapton is a vintage Rolex collector as well as being a Rolex Ambassador. In the photo above and below we see Eric Clapton sporting his Paul Newman Rolex Daytona on a Fatstrap, the exact way Paul Newman wore his.



Just for frame of reference, I thought I would share this photo of Paul Newman wearing his trademark Exotic Dial Daytona on a Fatstrap. If you compare the photo above and below you see that Eric Clapton's Paul Newman Daytona is absolutely true to form.




Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad





Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton
50th Anniversary Rolex GV Milgauss







Clapton Sporting a Rolex Submariner





Clapton Sporting a Rolex GMT-Master







Riding With The King

Eric Calpton with B.B. King. Eric is wearing his Submariner and B.B. King is wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex President which is not visible in this picture. B.B. Kings Rolex President is as much a part of his kit as his guitar–Lucille.





Speaking of Eric Clapton and B.B. King, here they are pictured above with John Mayer, and they are all wearing Rolex watches. B.B. King, Eric Clapton and John Mayer are considered to be the greatest guitarist of their respective generations.


Of course when B.B. King plays his trademark Gibson Lucille (Model ES 355) he wears his trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date President.

In this photo Clapton is also wearing a Day Date and John Mayer is wearing one of his vintage Rolex Explorer II watches with the orange hand.


Eric's Great Buddy



Talk about a Mentor and Protege...Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton at a Crossroads Charity event. Crossroads is Eric Clapton's charity organization.

Buddy Guy is one of the greatest Blues and Rock guitarist that ever lived. If it was not for Buddy Guy's early innovation on the guitar playing style on the guitar there never would have been a Hendrix.

Buddy does not just play the guitar, he completely dominates it like I have NEVER seen anybody else do.



Eric Clapton's Rolex Watches At Auction

Eric Clapton was one of the first celebrities to get into collection vintage Rolex watches. Over the years he has auctioned many of them and donated the benefits to his charity foundation. This Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona set a world watch auction record a few years ago by selling for $505,000.

The watch is considered to be very rare because it has an "Albino" dial.

Eric Clapton's Albino Daytona


Eric Clapton once owned this Extremely Rare Rolex watch dubbed "The Yachtmaster Daytona which was a Prototype Rolex and was never offered to the public. It is fascinating to see how Rolex experimented with the nautical theme in the 60s and early 70s be creating a 39MM Yachtmaster. Of course, Rolex did not bring the current Yachtmaster to market until decades later.

Eric Clapton's Rolex Yacht-Master prototype sold at a Christie's Auction in 2003 for $125,000, and Eric Clapton donated the proceeds to his Crossroads Foundation. His Rolex Yacht-Master is picture below and appears courtesy of Christie's Auction House.


Here is another photo of Eric Clapton's Rolex Yacht-Master Prototype Reference 6239/6242. There are only 3 known examples of the Rolex Yacht-Master Prototype. The first is this one that was owned by Eric Clapton. The second one is owned by John Goldberger, and the last one is owned by Rolex and kept in their private collection and it has a special bezel [Reference 6542].










Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wrist Shot of the Day: His and Hers Yellow Gold Rolex on Vacation in Hawaii


...His & Hers Wrist Shot Of The Day...

True Rolex Love
Rolex Chillin' in Hawaii

Bob sent in this great shot of his wife and him in Hawaii sporting their yellow gold Rolex watches. Bob's wife is wearing a Rose Gold Midsize 31mm Datejust with a matching Rose Gold Jubilee dial and diamonds.

Bob is wearing a yellow gold Day-Date with an ammonite dial and diamonds. Their watches were their 25th anniversary presents to each other, and they are in Hawaii in this picture.

Great wrist shot!!! Thanks for sharing with us Bob!!!



Friday, August 21, 2015

White Gold Daytona Meteorite Dial with Arabic Roman Numerals


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

White Gold Daytona
Meteorite Dial with Arabic Roman Numerals


Monday, August 17, 2015

Warren Buffett: Wealthiest Man In The United States...



...Rolex Coolness...

Warren Buffett
Worlds Wealthiest Investor
[Trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date]



The Oracle Of Omaha

Warren Buffett Trusts Rolex To Keep The Time Of His Life

Warren Buffett is a very interesting man. On the one hand, he is extremely simple and un-materialistic–yet in his extremely successful career as an investor with Berkshire-Hathaway, he has managed to squirrel-away more nuts than any other American.

Warren Buffett was once asked what he thought about Rolex and he said he thought Rolex was an amazing brand and that if it was ever for sale he would buy it immediately.



"Success is getting what you want & happiness is wanting what you get." –Warren Buffett





Warren Buffett is pictured below meeting with President Obama in the White House to give him economic advise on how to turn the American economy around.


Warren Buffett is the wealthiest man on earth and Bill Gates is the second wealthiest American. So is there a correlation between Warren being the wealthiest American and the fact that he wears a Rolex? I will let you decide that.









Buffett On Rolex

Warren Buffett is a big fan of Rolex and has been wearing his Rolex Day-Date for many years. Buffett was once asked what he thought about Rolex as a company and if he would ever be interested in purchasing Rolex (even though it is not for sale, since Rolex is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Trust). Buffett responded by saying: "Luxury watchmakers such as Geneva-based Rolex are great companies. They know my phone number, but they haven't called.''









Saturday, August 15, 2015

...Rolex Hotness & Coolness... Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger


...Rolex Hotness & Coolness...

Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are pictured below when they first started dating. Arnold is wearing his trademark yellow gold Mocha GMT master with a matt brown dial on a Jubilee bracelet.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial


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

Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial

Diego in Switzerland sent in this Beautiful Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial shot for a Platinum Day-Date.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

...The Greatest Motorcycle Racer In The World... Rolex Super Coolness: Valentino Rossi


...The Greatest Motorcycle Racer In The World...

Rolex Super Coolness

Valentino Rossi
9 Time Moto GP World Champion
Supercase Ceramic Rolex Submariner

TEAM DUCATI

Italian born, Valentino Rossi is widely regarded as the greatest Motorcycle racer in the world and in history. Valentino used to race for Ducati, but today he is back with Yahama. In the photos below we see Valentino on his Ducati Desmodicci RR.



In this next photos we see Valentino Rossi sporting his new Supercase Ceramic Rolex Submariner.




Valentino Rossi is pictured below with some of his pals, including Fernando Alonso, the Spanish Formula One racing driver (far left, with facial hair), and Felippe Massa, who is also a world-class formula 1 racer is located between them.



Rolex Submariner Standard @ Ducati

Not only does Valentino Rossi wear a Rolex Submariner, but many of his Ducati team member wear Rolex Submariner watches, as seen in the next two photos.


In the photo above, we see Valentino Rossi applying his bulldog stickers to his Ducati and in this next shot we get a close up of his Supercase Submariner.


In this next shot we see Valentino Rossi preparing his Ducati and we see another Ducati team member sporting a Rolex Submariner. I think it is fair to say that Rolex Submariner watches about in the world of Ducati.


Next, let's go to the track to see the magic of Valentino Rossi. These images just completely blow my mind!!!!!








Valentino Rossi Interview

Motorcycle News recently interviewed Valentino Rossi recently, and if you look closely, Valentino is wearing a now vintage, Red hand Explorer II. It sounds so funny to say "Red Hand Explorer II" because I am so used to saying "Orange Hand Explorer II."


In the following screen grabs you can see Valentino Rossi's Red Hand Rolex Explorer II.




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