Sunday, September 23, 2018

Quincy Jones Netflix Documentary Debuts

Quincy Jones

Netflix Documentary Debuts

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT Master II
50th Anniversary Celebration Model with Green Dial
Reference 116718LN

Quincy Jones is an international musical treasure and his career achievements as a composer and arranger are unparalleled. Netflix debuted what they referred to as the "Definitive Documentary" on Quincy Jones life, and it was AMAZING!!! Quincy sports his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master throughout the documentary as seen below.

The screenshot below from the "QUINCY" documentary shows Quincy Jones playing the piano and on his left wrist we see his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master and on his right pinkie, we see Quincy wearing Frank Sinatra's yellow gold pinkie ring he wore for 40 years until he passed away. The ring features Frank Sinatra's family crest from Sicily. Frank Sinatra left his pinkie ring to Quincy Jones who has been wearing it ever since.

Fly Me To The Moon

Quincy Jones arranged and conducted the music in the video below that features Frank Sinatra singing with Count Basie playing piano in 1965. This video is considered to be Frank's best performances of "Fly Me To the Moon." Fly Me To The Moon was the first song ever played on the moon—by Marlon Brando. 

At 9:00minutes into the video you can see Frank wearing his yellow gold pinkie ring as he introduces Quincy Jones.

Frank Sinatra gave Quiny Jones his nickname of "Q", and both men absolutely addored each other.

Quincy Jones produced Michael Jackson's album Thriller, is the best selling international album in history.

The Quincy Jones Documentary was directed and produced by one of Quincy's daughers and is AMAZING...

Quincy Jones is pictured below with Dizzy Gillespie who is wearing his trademark Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master back in the 1960s.

It is kind of ironic that Quincy Jones is wearing a GMT-Master a half-century after the photo above was taken!

The screenshot below is from the QUINCY documenary and it shows Dizzy Gillespie wispering to country music legend Willie Neslon and notice Quincy Jones is wearing his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master.

The wristshot below shows a straight on of Quincy Jones yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master.

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT Master II
50th Anniversary Celebration Model with Green Dial
Reference 116718LN

I have been publishing Jake's Rolex World for 11 years now, and in that time my banner has never changed, and if you look closely, on the right side you  will notice it features the 50th Anniversary Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master with the forsest green dial.

TIGER IS BACK!!! Wins Tour Championship...


Wins Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is back as he just won his first PGA title in 5 years! This is his 80th championship win, which put him just 2 wins behind golf champion San Snead.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pete Davidson: Youngest Cast Member at SNL


Pete Davidson

SNL Youngest Star Wears Rolex

 By Capt. DANNY CRIVELLO           

As a new season of Saturday Night Live begins next week, all eyes are on Pete Davidson who is the first SNL cast member to be born in the 1990s. In the last four years, the 24-year-old has steadily become one of the show’s most valuable players. 

Pete is from New York. His father was a firefighter who died in service during the September 11 attacks; he was last seen running up the stairs of the World Trade Center, just prior to its collapse. Pete, who was seven years old at the time, was profoundly affected by the loss. He turned to comedy to cope.

I'm a big fan of Saturday Night Live and I've been watching Pete for a while. He is truly talented. He joined the cast of SNL during the 2014 season at the age of 20! 

I always like seeing young, rising stars choosing mechanical watch brands like Rolex. Steel sports Rolexes might be in high demand, but for the youth, gold is definitely in! 

Pete is currently engaged to music star Ariana Grande. He announced the engagement on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

Bark & Jack Drinking Coffee & Talk Rolex

Bark & Jack

Drinking Coffee & Talking Rolex

Adrian from Bark and Jack recently published this fascinating video where he discusses the history of  Rolex retail pricing. I recently wrote a story that addressed some of the issues having to do with Rolex Supply and Demand which is perhaps on-point for this issue. I also discussed this issue in a video interview with Clyve, The Watch Wrangler.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lume Shot Of The Year: Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand

...Lume Shot Of The Day...

Gary's Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand

I couldn't make up my mind which way I like this image cropped, so I am sharing both with you ;-)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Vintage Rolex Explorer Ad Conquering Mount Everest

Vintage Rolex Explorer Ad
Conquering Mount Everest

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master

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

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master

Bakelite Bezel

The photo below of the vintage Rolex GMT-Master appears courtesy of Christie's Auction house, and is a beauty indeed! This is a very early yellow gold GMT, as it has the sword hands, which lack the traditional Mercedes Marker on the hour had, and it also has the tiny arrowhead on the 24-hour hand. The dial on this watch has nipple markers, and more importantly a very rare original brown bakelite bezel insert, with matching yellow gold 24-hour time numerals.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bob Woodward

...Rolex Investigative Reporter...

Bob Woodward

Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust

Bob Woodward is one of the most famous investigative journalists in history. He has written nineteen books and won two Pulitzer Prizes for his writing. He is most famous for uncovering the Watergate conspiracy that resulted in taking down the presidency of Richard Nixon in 1974.

All The President's Men

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were journalists for The Washington Post and we see them below during their Watergate investigation. 

Carl & Bob wrote a famous book named All The President's Men which was made into a movie in 1976 that featured Robert Redford playing Bob Woodward, and Dustin Hoffman playing Carl Bernstein. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman were two of the top actors in Hollywood at the time.

All The President's Men was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, of which it won four. Notice Robert Redford was wearing his Single Red Rolex Submariner Reference 1680 in the movie.

The photos above and below were press shots of Robert Redford from All The President's Men, and which prominently featured his Rolex Submariner. Back in 2008 I interviewed Rolex U.S.A. executive, T. Walker Lloyd about Rolex's relationship with Robert Redford which he talked about in detail in a podcast interveiw.

I will point out there was a continuity error in All The President's Men where Robert Redford's Rolex Submariner had it's winding crown unscrewed all the way as seen in the photos below.

In the photo below we see Dustin Hoffman, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, and Robert Redford.

Deep Throat

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were contacted by a confidential and enigmatic source they refered to as "Deep Throat" in their book titled "All The President's Men." Deep Throat was a mole operating within the Nixon administration who fed them top-secret information which resulted in U.S. President Richard Nixon having to resign from office. 

Deep Throat's identity was not revealed until May 31, 2005 when Vanity Fair ran an article on their website which revealed that Mark Felt who was the Associate Director of the FBI during the Nixon administration was indeed Deep Throat. 

The photo below was taken on April 30, 1973, at the Washington Post headquarters in Washington D.C. The photo shows Bob Woodward sitting on the floor, with Carl Bernstein sitting in the chair as they watch Richard Nixon's speech addressing the Watergate scandal on a Sony Trinitron TV, and Nixon's speech can be seen above.

I have an interesting story to share with you regarding Richard Nixon's resignation. President Nixon resigned on August 9, 1973, at which time I was at a summer camp in Northern California named Forest Farms. Below is a picture of me with my Forest Farms counselor named Tom on June 24, 1973. I was wearing my harvest gold Hang-Ten crew neck T-Shirt with matching sock, with my Levi's jeans and my Keds.

5 weeks after the photo above was taken I watched President Nixon resign. I will never forget when the Forest Farms camp counselors rounded up all the campers, including myself, and brought us to the camp owners home so we could sit in front of the TV and watch Nixon resign. At the time I was seven years old and had no real idea of what I was witnessing, but only remember the counselors freaking-out saying that no President had ever resigned. Below is the Nixon's resignation speech.

Gerald Ford replaced Richard Nixon as President and in the photo below we see Ford wearing his Rolex President (Day-Date) in yellow Gold.

The photo below of Bob Woodward was taken on April 11, 1977, and shows him watching Richard Nixon on TV.

In the photo below we see Bob Woodward with Carl Bernstein on Meet The Press many years later and notice Bob is wearing a stainless steel Rolex Perpetual on an Oyster bracelet which is a different watch from the Rolex Datejust he wears. If you look closely it also appears Carl Berstein may be wearing a Pepsi GMT-Master...

The video below shows Bob Woodward's Master Class he teaches an in it we see many shots of his Datejust.

The photo below shows Bob Woodward at Trump Tower in an elevator and we get a clear shot of his Rolex Datejust.

Last week Bob Woodward was interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and he was wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust. It appears that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are in hot pursuit of President Trump and are trying to take him down the way they took down fellow Republican President Nixon.

The video interview below features Jeff Bezos who today owns the Washington time and he discusses its role in modern journalism. Jeff is now the wealthiest man on earth, and equally charismatic and intelligent.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

1970s Rolex Day-Date Ad

1970s Rolex Day-Date Ad

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mr. Wonderful-Kevin O'Leary

Another Rolex Shark

Mr. Wonderful

Kevin O'Leary

Rolex Dayonta on a Red RubberB

Several days ago I published a story about Robert Herjavec who is one of the six members on Shark Tank, so I thought it was fitting to share this story on one of his fellow sharks, Kevin O'Leary. Kevin O'Leary is commonly referred to by his nickname of Mr. Wonderful as he typically very skeptical and cynical in the way he hazes participants on Shark Tank. Kevin O'Leary is pictured below wearing his two-tone Rolex Submariner.

A few days ago Nick Gould from Quill & Pad pointed me to this Instagram post from Kevin O'Leary that features his new stainless steel Rolex Daytona on a red RubberB strap as seen below. 

Kevin O'Leary is known for wearing watches on red straps, which is kind of his trademark. I wrote an article a couple years ago on Jake's Panerai World about Kevin's Panerai PAM000219 which is seen below.


Kevin O'Leary is one of six sharks on Shark Tank, as we see below from top left to bottom right: Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Roger Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, & Lori Greiner.

So it looks like Kevin O'Leary is back to Rolex, which he put on his trademark red strap and it looks great. Below is another photo of Kevin wearing his two-tone Submariner.

Kevin O'Leary is pictured below with his friend and fellow Shark Tank member, Daymond John as they enjoy some O'Leary wine.

I could not help but notice in the video above on Good Morning America, that Michael Strahan was wearing the exact same stainless steel Rolex Daytona that Mr. Woderful showed on his Instagram post.