Friday, August 31, 2018

Rolex Worldwide Headquarters



Fall Is On The Way

Rolex Worldwide Headquarters

Geneva, Switzerland 

1995


Summer is winding down and soon the leaves will be changing color and falling off the trees. The photo below of Rolex Worldwide Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland was taken in Fall of 1995 before Rolex increased the number of floors and changed the color from gold and brown to green. Under certain lighting conditions, the building could take on an orange look as seen below. If you want to learn much more about the history of Rolex headquarters architecture you can check out my story named, "Inside Rolex. Exploring What Makes Rolex Tick."


Thursday, August 30, 2018

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



...Rolex Coolness...

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.







Here's To You Mrs. Robinson


Simon & Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson song is one of the most iconic songs of all time, as well as being the theme song from Mrs. Robinson.




Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Our Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You

What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?

Joltin' Joe has left and gone away 


Dustin Hoffman was known for his quirky personality which we witness in this Volkswagen Fastback Sedan commercial.




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.







The character played by Dustin Hoffman, Thomas Levy, uses a Rolex GMT-Master to pay for a taxi fare. Hoffman only wants a dime back to make a phone call. The scene pictured below was briefly in the Rolex commercial that aired during the Oscars this year. 







All The President's Men
1976

Dustin Hoffman co-starred 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 co-starred 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.








Meryl Streep is pictured below wearing a Rolex ladies Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet along with Shirley MacLaine and Carrie Fisher. This photo was from the 1990 movie named Postcards From The Edge.


Tootsie
 Dustin Hoffman In Drag

Dustin Hoffman starred in the 1982 movie titled Tootsie and we see him below at the English debut of the movie with British star, Pat Phoenix.






Rainman Rolex
Tom Cruise & Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman starred in the classic 1988 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!!! "



Jake Hoffman 
Dustin Hoffman's Son

Dustin Hoffman is pictured below with his son Jake Hoffman at a 76ers basketball game and notice Jake is wearing a Rolex Explorer.



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day—GV Milgauss



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


GV Milgauss


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Roberts White Gold Rolex Daytona


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

Roberts White Gold Rolex Daytona

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta Visits White House Wearing His Rolex President





A President Wearing A Rolex President

President Uhuru Kenyatta 

Visits White House


Republic of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife visited President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday, and I noticed President Uhuru Kenyatta was wearing a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date which is also known as "The Rolex President."


In the photos below we see First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Kenyatta walking around the White House Grounds and notice Mrs. Kenyatta is wearing a two-tone Rolex Datejust.




President Uhuru Kenyatta is seen below wearing his Ceramic LV Submariner "Hulk".



Speaking of a President wearing a President, in the photo below we see President Trump wearing his Rolex Day-Date in the photo with his daughter Ivanka.

Rolex Paraflex Shock Absorption System



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


Rolex Paraflex 

Exclusive Rolex Balance Shock Absorption System


Monday, August 27, 2018

Neil Simon: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright



Neil Simon
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright
1927-2018

Belongs To The Ages


Broadway master of comedy, Neil Simon passed away yesterday at age 91. Neil Simon is pictured below wearing what appears to be an early Rolex Oyster Date.




Sunday, August 26, 2018

Interview with Clyve


Interview with Clyve

Clyve, the Watch-Wrangler just interviewed me about all things Rolex and we spoke in detail about an article I published on June 16, 2018, titled, "What Is Really Going On With Rolex Supply?"

Friday, August 24, 2018

Rolex Hotness: Véronique De Kock-1995 Miss Belgium



...Rolex Hotness...

Véronique De Kock

Miss Belgium 1995 


Véronique De Kock won the Miss Belguim beauty contest in 1995. She also competed in the Miss World pageant in 1995 and Miss Universe contest in 1996. Today Véronique is a TV personality in Belguim.



Véronique De Kock has been wearing Rolex watches for many years now as we see from all the photographs of her. In the photo above we see Véronique wearing a yellow gold Rolex Daytona, and on the photos below, taken years ago, we see her wearing a stainless steel Submariner.



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rolex & the US Open



Rolex & the US Open

A few weeks ago, I published a detailed story about how Rolex has become the official lead sponsor for the US Open. Rolex just released this cool video on the US Open which begins this weekend on August 27th and runs through September 9, 2018.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bryan Ferry: Rolex Explorer



...Rolex Coolness...


Bryan Ferry

Roxy Rolex


Bryan Ferry's music influenced a generation of listeners, from his early days with Roxy Music, up through his solo career. Bryan wears a vintage stainless steel Rolex Explorer as seen in the photo below.





Bryan Ferry's vintage Rolex Explorer features a tropical dial which has faded to a beautiful brown color as seen in the photos above and below.





Bryan Ferry began his musical ascent as the singer and songwriter for the British glam art rock band Roxy Music.



Bryan is known for being a modern crooner, who was a pioneer glam rocker. He is considered to be a contemporary of David Bowie, but just like Bowie in later years, he developed a more classic sartorial style.


The next two photos of Bryan Ferry were taken by a reader of Jake's Rolex World named Hollister Lowe. 





In this next set of images, we see Bryan Ferry wearing his Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet. 










Glam Rock


This first video show Roxy Music in a live performance back on August 24, 1972, performing their now classic hit song, Virginia Plain.



The Roxy Music Video below features Bryan Ferry in 1975 singing one of his best songs, titled "Love Is The Drug". Bryan's music is super iconic 80s music and early MTVish...




Next up we see Roxy Music performing their hit song "Dance Away" which was originally broadcast on the BBC on Christmas day of 1979.



The Roxy Music Videos below show Bryan Ferry singing Avalon and More Than This in 1982.


Next, we see Bryan Ferry's hit, Slave To Love from 1985, which was featured in the blockbuster hit movie soundtrack from 9 1/2 Weeks.


All this 80s music is starting to make me remember Nagel prints. Remember Patrick Nagel? His work was pretty cool and Rolex is pretty 80s anyway, isn't it?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Studio Shot Of The Day... Milgauss GV



...Studio Shot Of The Day...


Milgauss GV

Monday, August 20, 2018

1958: Men Who Guild The Destinies Of The World Wear Rolex Watches



...Rolex Time Machine...

Men Who Guild The Destinies Of

The World Wear Rolex Watches

1958

Who is responsible for Rolex Watch Spotting practices? Some would say it all began with Jake's Rolex World, but this 1958 Rolex magazine advertisement would suggest it was Rolex itself that originally recommended and encouraged the practice of Rolex watch spotting a half-century before Jake's Rolex World came into existence.



There are several interesting characteristics I notice when evaluating this 1958 Rolex magazine advertisement. The first is that the soldier in the forefront (with the sword) is British, and the three soldiers in the background are U.S. Marines. This is interesting as it was published only thirteen years after the Allied powers defeated the Axis powers.

Secondly, Rolex was coy about not revealing the identities of the leaders it refers to. This is because they promised the leaders they would not use their identities for commercial purposes.




Rolex gave General Eisenhower the 150th Officially Certified Swiss Chronometer Rolex, which is pictured below. When they gave it to him in 1948, it lacked a Cyclops date magnifier window, which was retrofitted later in a subsequent serving of the watch. Eisenhower was the President of the United States when the Rolex ad pictured above was originally published in 1958.



President Eisenhower appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1952 wearing his yellow gold Rolex Datejust.



President-elect Eisenhower is pictured below with current President Truman as they head to Eisenhower's Presidential Inauguration in 1952.




In this close-up photo of President Truman and Eisenhower, we clearly see the Rolex Jubilee bracelet on Eisenhower's wrist.




General Eisenhower is pictured below in his U.S. Army Uniform.



The three men in the foreground of this photo all wore yellow gold Rolex watches.



You can learn much more about the history of The Rolex President in my 11 Part series titled, "The Complete History of The Rolex President."

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