Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rolex DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER D-BLUE Dial


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

Rolex DEEPSEA
SEA-DWELLER
D-BLUE Dial

The Rolex DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER D-Blue Dial is one of the coolest looking Rolex watches made today. It is waterproof to a depth of 12,800 feet (3900 Meters). The unusual two-color gradient dial commemorates James Cameron's historic solo dive down to the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, off the coast of Guam.





Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Men Who Guide The Destinies Of The World Wear Rolex Watches



1960 CBS Rolex Ad

Men Who Guide The Destinies Of The World Wear Rolex Watches

Monday, June 27, 2016

Wrist Shot of the Day: Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust with Painted Roman Numerals...


...Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day...

A Great Dane Rolex

Morten from Denmark sent in this amazing photo of his stainless steel Rolex Datejust which has painted roman numerals. Morten wrote "I just want to thank you for such a great and very informative blog, which I enjoy browsing everyday. Here's my 1984 Datejust 16030 I shot while I was out driving the other day."

Thanks for sending in the great shot Morten and Med venlig hilson!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers: Rolex Day-Date...


...Rolex 3-Time NBA Champion...

LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
2016 NBA Championship Parade
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

Recently, in one of the greatest upsets in basketball finals history, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship which I watched live, and it was quite a thrilling game (you can see the highlights in the videos at the bottom of this story.) The Cleveland Cavaliers were down 3 games to 1 to the Golden State Warriors, and managed to come back to win the Finals, which has never happened before in NBA Finals history. LeBron James is arguably the driving force that led the Cavalier to their Championship in 2016, and he is pictured below getting around two Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals.


LeBron James has won three NBA Championships in his amazing career (2012, 2103, 2016) as well as four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013). LeBron James is widely considered to be one of the best basketball players in the history of the game.
I first noticed that LeBron James was wearing his Rolex Day-Date at the 2016 NBA Championship Parade when Hodinkee recently published a story on the subject, which included the photo below of LeBron James wearing his 41MM yellow gold Rolex Day-Date II. 

Image Appears Courtesy of David Liam Kyle / Getty Images


LeBron James was not the only Cleveland Cavaliers team member rockin' his yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date, as I could not help but notice at least four team-members were also wearing yellow-gold Day-Date models including Mo Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tristan Thompson. Below we see Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert sporting his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. 

Image Appears Courtesy of Josefczyk / Reuters



In this next image we see Tristan Thompson, who wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date on June 22, 2016 at Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade.











Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals


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

Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date 
with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

Friday, June 24, 2016

President Ronald Reagan Rolex ...




President Ronald Reagan Rolex
Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust: Jubilee Bracelet


California Summer of 1965

Six years ago I discovered photos of Ronald Reagan wearing a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet. These photos were taken during the Summer of 1965 on his California Ranch. Of course these photos were taken before he was even elected the Governor of California, so he was just an ordinary American Citizen who was semi-retired. In 2013, I discovered more photos of Ronald Reagan, while he was the President of The United States, wearing his Rolex.

"There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit." –Ronald Reagan


So this means, that Ronald Reagan is the second American President to wear a Rolex Datejust after Dwight Eisenhower. Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton wore Rolex Day-Dates, and I have heard Richard Nixon wore a Rolex, but I have still not been able to find a photo of him wearing a Rolex. I also think Harry Truman may have worn a Rolex Datejust, but I have not been able to document that either.

"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." –Ronald Reagan








"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we have ever known." –Ronald Reagan



The photo below shows President Reagan on his ranch in 1983 chopping wood, and his is still wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust.








Thursday, June 23, 2016

Chillin' In The South Of France Yellow Gold Rolex Daytaona & Ray Bans


...Rolex Hotness...

Chillin' In The Sun
Yellow Gold Rolex Daytaona & Ray Bans


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day... Wade's Rolex Submariner Close Up


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

Wade's Rolex Submariner Close Up

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jack Hanna Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II


...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Jack Hanna
Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II
[Reference 216570]

Jack Hanna is one of the most famous wildlife experts, and animal rights activists in the world. He is a naturalist and zooloigist and the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and served as the Director of the Zoo from 1973 to 1993. He is commonly referred to by his nickname of "Jungle Jack", and is well known for his appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, as well as with David Letterman.

"You have to touch the heart, to teach the mind." 
—Jack Hanna



Jack Hanna wears a Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand", with the Polar White Dial, which is my favorite currently offered Rolex model, and I think it looks fantastic on him. Also, I might point out that Jack Hanna's energy very much reminds me of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in that they both share a serious spirit of enquiry and exploration.











Sunday, June 19, 2016

Alan Cousteau Three & A Half Men


...Funny Rolex Moment In Time...

Jon Cryer

Alan Cousteau Submariner

Two & A Half Men

Jon Cryer is starred on the mega-hit comedy TV-Show Two and a Half Men from 2003 to 2015. Most of those years he co-starred with Charlie Sheen, and both of them wore Rolex watches on the show. Jon wore a Submariner and Charlie wore a medium size stainless steel and Platinum Yatch-Master.





Saturday, June 18, 2016

Studio Shot Of The Day: Roberto's Pre-Daytona Rolex Chronograph


...Studio Shot Of The Day...

Roberto's Pre-Daytona Rolex Chronograph

Notice the tachymeter scale on this vintage Rolex chronograph is on the outside of the dial, as apposed to the Daytona which has it on the outer bezel.

Friday, June 17, 2016

1927 Rolex Oyster Introduction Advertorial & Brochure


...Rolex Coolness...

Hans Wilsdorf
1927 Rolex Oyster Introduction Brochure

The next two photos are from a Rolex Oyster brochure and the first image depicts The Founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf observing the Rolex advertorial he placed in the London Daily Mail on November 24th, 1927. I included a copy of the original Daily Mail ad at the bottom of this story.



This next illustration depicts Mercedes Gleitze as she emerges from the English channel. In the past, I wrote a detailed article about Merceds Glietze swimming the English Channel.



1927 Rolex Oyster Introduction Advertorial

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Savoy Truffle's Fuchsia Dial GMT Master


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Savoy Truffle's Fuchsia Dial GMT Master

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sammy Davis Jr. Rolex Datejust...



...Rat Pack Rolex...

Sammy Davis Jr.

The Greatest Entertainer That Ever Lived


Sammy Davis Jr. has been commonly referred to as the greatest entertainer that ever lived, and I would have to agree. Sammy was a big watch collector and wore a number of different Rolex models. This first picture is intriguing because it shows him wearing what appears to be a highly customized Rolex model. 


If you look closely, you notice this is clearly a yellow gold Rolex, but it has a yellow Rolex President bracelet, on what appears to be a yellow gold Submariner body, coupled with a diamond bezel. I've seen some interesting Rolex customizations in my lifetime, but I don't recall ever seeing anything quite like this?

In the photo below we see Sammy Davis Jr. sporting a yellow gold Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet. 


Sammy Davis Jr. was one of the original member of the Rat Pack, and is seen below with fellow members, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.



Sammy Davis Jr. is pictured below on stage in Las Vegas in the Copa Room at The Stardust with fellow Rat Pack members Dean "Dino" Martin on the far left of the stage and Frank "Old Blue Eyes" Sinatra on the right.




The Candy Man Can
Sammy Davis Jr & Mickey Rooney

The incomparable Sammy Davis Jr., is pictured below hugging actor, Mickey Rooney backstage at Rooney's Broadway show named "Sugar Babies" in 1981. Of course, Sammy Davis Jr., is wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex Datejust.




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dark Chocolate Daytona Rose Gold with All-New Ceramic Bezel 2011 BaselWorld Introduction


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

Dark Chocolate Daytona
Rose Gold with All-New Ceramic Bezel


Monday, June 13, 2016

Paul Newman with Morgan Fairchild


...Rolex Coolness...

Paul Newman 

with 

Morgan Fairchild

Paul Newman is pictured below with Morgan Fairchild, and Paul is sporting his exotic white dial Rolex Daytona on a Fatstrap.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

1947 Rolex "Eternally Modern" Magazine Ad


1947 Rolex "Eternally Modern" Magazine Ad


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