Saturday, October 1, 2022

The New York Yankees

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

The New York Yankees

What seemed predestined when the New York Yankees were the best team in baseball in the first half of the season and looked doubtful with their subpar play in the second half, was made official this week. A 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays gave the Yankees their 20th American League East title.

Having clinched the division, many of their star players are not playing, rocking their Rolexes in the dugout. Gleyber Torres was wearing a Day-Date, Anthony Rizzo a Batman, and Luis Severino wore an Oysterflex Daytona. Big thanks to @Ernie45 for those pictures.

Reggie Jackson

"Mr. October"

Legendary Baseball Player

Pepsi GMT-Master

Paul Boutros from Phillip's Auction House was at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament back in June of 2019 and he snapped this super picture of baseball legend Reggie Jackson (Mr. October) rockin' his vintage Pepsi GMT-Master [Reference 1675].

Seeing Reggie at the U.S. Open reminded me of this vintage Rolex ad from 1969.

As a child, Reggie Jackson was one of my heroes and great role models.

Reggie Jackson is a renowned car collector and obviously a big Rolex collector as we see him sporting many different Rolex watches. In the photos below we see Reggie waring a white gold Rolex Submariner with a blue dial and bezel.

In the two photos below we see Reggie rockin both a white and yellow gold Rolex Daytona.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

1966 Asprey Rolex Add Rolex Submariner Reference 5513

1966 Asprey Rolex Ad
Rolex Submariner Reference 5513

This 1966 Rolex Magazine Ad shows the rare 3-6-9 Explorer dial Rolex Submariner being offered by Asprey which is located on Bond Street in England. One of the most interesting details in this add is that the Rolex Submariner was selling for 69 British Pounds, which in today's dollars would be $77. Today this same Rolex Submariner would be worth close to $200,000 in U.S. Dollars!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Jerome Powell Federal Reserve Chairman

A Federal Case

Jerome Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman

Rolex Submariner
Reference 16610

Jerome Powell has been in the news a lot lately as the Federal Reserve has recently hiked up interest rates again to try to fight inflation, so I thought it would be a good time to take a look at Powell.

Some people believe the President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world, and some would say the Chairman of Federal Reserve is actually more powerful. Certainly, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful people in the world of finance as they control fiscal policy for the United State Economy, which is the largest in the world. In the video below from September 21, 2022 we witness Jerome Powell announce a 0.75 precent rate rise, where he talks about his goal to curb inflation and bring it back down to 2% annually.

Below is a video from September 23, 2022 that features Chairman Powell on the subject of "Transitioning to the Post-pandemic Economy" with the full board of governors for the first time in 9 years.

Jerome Powell—also known by his nickname of Jay Powell—is the current Chairman of the Fed and as we see in the photo above he wears a vintage Rolex Submariner.

It is interesting to see the Chairman of the Federal Reserve wearing a Rolex Submariner for a few different reasons that come to mind. First, I've said many times before that Rolex is like its own country and Rolex watches themselves are a currency in and of themselves. So it's interesting to see Chairman Powell wearing Rolex currency on his wrist. Secondly, The Submariner is such a timeless, classic, masculine watch.

Jerome Powell has a somewhat unusual background for being the Chairman of the Fed as he does not have a degree in economics, but is a lawyer by training.

I included four detailed videos that feature Jerome Powell below, and if you watch them you will not only see him rockin' his Submariner but more importantly get a great idea of his intellectual prowess...

Warren Buffett

On Jerome Powell

"I think Jay Powell is terrific Chairman of the Fed...I've listened to what he's had to say. I love the fact Jay Powell is Chairman of the Fed...He will do what in his judgment is best for the American economy over time. There isn't any question about that...He knows what his job is and he will do it."

—Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett is an international treasure. The way he speaks reminds me of Yoda. He is like Yoda talking economics...The CNBC video below is SUPER PROFOUND!!! At around 16 minutes into the interview, Warren offers his opinion on Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. 

Of course, Warren Buffett is no stranger to the crown as he has been wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date for decades...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Rolex Day-Date in 40MM

...Rolex Studio Shot of the Day...

Rolex Day-Date in 40mm

Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial

Monday, September 26, 2022

Mirka Federer: The Rolex Ambassador's Wife


Note from Jake: They say there is a great woman behind every great man...Since Roger Federer announced his retirement from professional tennis there have been a lot of people checking out Captain Danny's brilliant article he published back on May 3, 2022 on Rocking Roger's amazing wife, Mirka, so I thought I would bring his article back up to the top. In the Roger's farewell speech (below) he sums it all up perfectly...

Roger Federer is arguably the greatest tennis player in history and his biggest fan is his wife, Mirka Federer. 

Mirka Federer wears many different Rolex models and let's begin by looking at her wearing a Rolex White Gold Cosmograph Daytona 40, Mother-of-Pearl Diamond Dial on white leather strap during this five-set nail-biter. 

The white Daytona is very à propos for this tournament as players can only wear whites on Wimbledon courts. I love that Mirka doesn't just wear Lady-Datejusts.

Mirka Federer, who used to play tennis professionally and competed at the US Open, Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open, has been married to Roger since 2009. 

...and she has been his biggest supporter. They met during the 2000 Summer Olympics on a tennis court. They were both representing the Swiss team. 

Mirka is the perfect example of men-size Rolex fitting perfectly on a woman's wrist. Below she is rocking the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 with multi-color gem-set bezel.

And finally below, Mrs. Federer is rocking probably the coolest Rolex Day-Date ever: A Day-Date with emerald bezel and diamond pavé dial.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

WatchAndWoman: Karissa Debut's on YouTube


Karissa Debut's on YouTube

Karissa has a great Instagram page named @WatchAndWoman, and she just launched her first YouTube video where she shares fascinating insight into how she fell in love with watches and shares an amazing story about her father's Mocha GMT-Master Rolex. I am a planning to do a lot more Rolex video content soon, and I would love to have Karissa come on my show in the future. Suffice it to say, I am a big fan of Karissa on Instagram, and I know she is also a big fan of my @Rolex.Magazine Instagram page.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Apple Ultra v. Rolex Explorer 'Orange Hand'


Apple Ultra


Rolex Explorer 'Orange Hand'

Captain Danny texted me the photo below saying "Really impressed with the Ultra". I was kind of shocked by his image since when I first saw the Apple Ultra it instantly reminded me of the "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer—as they both have that touch of safety orange 'Space Odyssey 2001 Retro kind of vibe. It was obviously just a coincidence Captain Danny was wearing his Orange Hand Explorer II, and took this G-Money image of it next to the Apple Watch Ultra, but Daaayuuum, this photo perfectly illustrates what I have been talking about this whole time...

Apple's first 'SMART TOOLWATCH" named The 'ULTRA' pictured above 

next to the current Rolex Explorer II 'Orange Hand'.

As Captain Danny and I talked over text he mentioned he was on a layover in Hawaii and at the Ala Moana in Honolulu and he dropped by the Apple store. I asked him why he was impressed with the Ultra? He responded: "It’s unbelievably light and comfortable." The lightweight aspect is based upon the fact the case is made out of Titanium, and the fact that it's 49MM tall, and very thick, but lightweight is fascinating.

I haven't seen the Apple Watch Ultra in person, but plan to do a detailed video review of it for Jake's Apple Watch World, and will include it here on Jake's Rolex World. When Apple first launched the Ultra model I ran a story on it, and recently I published a story about how Apple coincidentally created an image remarkable similar to a vintage 1960 Rolex Explorer Ad.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative: New York 2020–2022

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 

New York


Protégés from the 2020–2022 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative provided a thrilling programme of premieres, performances and talks during the Rolex Arts Weekend, co-presented with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), as part of a celebration of their mentorships with world-renowned artists. Established in 2002, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative exemplifies the company's pursuit of excellence, symbolized by the word “Perpetual”. The programme was established to aid in the transmission of artistic knowledge and craft from one generation to the next.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Rolex 'Orange Hand' Explorer II Polo Ad

Rolex 'Orange Hand' 

Explorer II Polo Ad

[Reference 1655]


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day... Gold Rolex Day-Date

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

Gold Rolex Day-Date