Friday, May 16, 2008

Rolex Watch Review Feature...

Hi Everybody!!!

I want to ad a new feature to Jake's Rolex Watch Blog named Rolex Watch Reviews.

The way it works, is that you write an article or review, hopefully include photos (but not necessary) and email them to me at: rolexblog@gmail.com.

Then once I have had a chance to review and make any necessary edits I will publish your review or article on the blog.

The subject that is most fascinating to me that I would love people to write about is how their Rolex watch has inspired them in their life.

Of course you can write about and send in anything you think is interesting having to do with Rolex.  You can send in observations about people who wear them. Anything you find interesting, please send in.

Once again, please send your reviews, articles or ideas to me at: rolexblog@gmail.com

Thanking you in advance for your kind consideration and looking forward to reading your fascinating stories.

Jake

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Rolex of the Day: GMT Master II-C


Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi...

Ellen Degeneres is a huge Rolex Fan and has an amazing collection of Rolex watches.

In the first photo she is wearing the new GMTII-C with the Baguette Diamond and Black Sapphire Bezel. 

A Beautiful Rolex Watch!!!

Dude, Looks Like a Lady!!!!



Close To Perfection Rolex Moonphase Triple Date...

The ref. 6062 was produced from 1949 to 1953, with 350 examples in yellow gold, 50 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel. This reference features a great variety of indexes; with the rarest being the diamond indexes and then the star indexes. Very few examples have black dials, and only two are known with black dial and diamond indexes. Watches with black dials always had the moon featured on a black enamel sky. It is interesting to note that in Rolex's advertisement the ref. 6062 was referred to as the 'COSMOGRAPH'.

Photo and defintion courtesy of the Anitquorum.  Estimated Value $150,000.  Sold "Revoltion: The Evolution of the Rolex Sport Watch" Lot 231

1958 Rolex Antimagnetic Oyster Chronograph dubbed, the "Jean-Claude Killy"


The French Olympic Skier Jean-Claude Killy is a big Rolex collector and history has dubbed this watch, "The Jean-Claude Killy Rolex."

This Stainless Steel Rolex Triple Date is Super Rare and has pale blue numerals. Rolex Reference 6236.

In the future, we are going to be deeply exploring the Jean-Claude Killy Rolex Relationship.

Ironically, I have never seen a photo of Jean-Claud Killy wearing this watch.
Stay tuned!!!


Ultra Rare: My Favorite Rolex Daytonas


Questionable Authenticity

Alert: It has come to our attention after publishing this story the authenticity of these watches are questionable. This information comes from a highly reliable source. 

We are currently investigating the authenticity of these watches and as soon as we conclude we will let you know.

These two Stainless Rolex Daytona watches are perhaps the two most sought after and collectable Rolex Watches on Planet Earth.  It is hard to estimate their current value, but I would guess about $1Million each.  

The both sold at auction years ago for over $250,000, and they are much cooler than the Albino Eric Clapton Daytona which just sold for $505,000.  I think these two watches used to also belong to Eric Clapton.  

These were Prototype Rolex Daytona Model Number 6265 was produced in 1979 watches that never were sold to the public.  I have only ever seen two Daytona's with the Red and Black Dial Above.  I refer to these Minimalist Masterpiece Daytonas as the "Red Daytona."  Most collectors refer to them as "Ferrari Red Paul Newman" Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytonas.

They were both auctioned by the Antiquorum in Geneva on June 14th 2003.  The one on top was from lot 309 and the one on bottom was lot 308.
 


A Note from Jake on "The Definitive Rolex Series"

On Jake's Rolex Blog when we explore certain Rolex topics in-depth, we have a special name for it: The Definitive Rolex Series.

The first Definitive Rolex Series explores the origins of the James Bond Rolex Submariner.

In the future we will explore many different topics in depth, like the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, the Steve McQueen Submariner and the Jean Claude Keely Rolex Chronometer.  

We will also do more Definitive Rolex Series on topics like James Bond.  In the future we will also look at certain Rolex Models in great depth.

The tremendous benefit to publishing this information in a blog is that it is infinitely updatable.  When you publish a book or magazine it is not really possible to update.

The other great feature the Blog Format offers is the ability for everybody to interact and share their unique perspective on any give topic.

I hope you enjoy this first Definitive Rolex Series on the origins of the James Bond Rolex Submariner.

Warmest regards,

Jake

Jake's Definitive Rolex Series: The Origins of The James Bond Stainless Rolex Submariner...

It all started with Ian Flemming who was a big Rolex Fan and the creator of the action-adventure figure, James Bond.  You can see Ian Flemming wearing his Rolex in these photos...





Dr. No

The year was 1962. Kennedy was in the White House and the Space Race was moving full-speed ahead.

The first James Bond Movie was Dr. No staring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. The Budget for the first James Bond Movie was $1 Million.



Sean Connery was the ideal man; Tall, Dark, Debonair and Handsome. Ursula was the ideal women; Georgous, Feminine, Glamerous and Sophisticated. Both had foreign accents and amazing chemistry:




The Cast Was Set. Now All They Needed Was The Perfect Watch...

They had the best looking Man and Women, now they needed the best looking watch...





The Model for 007 was the Rolex Submariner 5508...


These superb photos appear courtesy of PhilippeS Collection.


For some reason they decided to have Bond wear his Rolex Submariner on a NATO Military Strap.

Perhaps this was to make it look better with a suit, or because the British Royal Navy Divers wore them of NATO straps.


These old Rolex Submariner Model 5508's are very highly collectable these days. One vintage Rolex Submariner recently sold at auction for $250,000.


James Bond and Rolex Submariner...Two Stars are Born...





Bonus Fun Shots: James Bond Rolex Submariner.

These photos of Sean showing off for Ursula are classic!!!  Enjoy!!!!




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Sports Illustrated Model Sporting a Rolex LV Submariner...


Rolex Stainless Explorer Vintage Advertisement Featuring George Schaller on the Tibetan Plateua


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