Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day: Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day
Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Enthusiast took this great shot of his yellow gold Rolex Submariner. It is so strange and interesting at the same time to witness another generation of Rolex watches heading into the "Vintage" category, but with the advent of all the new Supercase Rolex Sport models that is really what is going on.

When I first started exploring Rolex design–more than a quarter-century ago–the synthetic sapphire Rolex watches made all the jet-plastic (acrylic) crystal watches vintage looking. Today all the new Supercase Rolex watches with the ceramic bezel inserts are doing the same thing...at least in my mind ;-))))

I think more than anything, it just goes to show how totally timeless Rolex design is!!!!

Rolex Generosity: Daniel Craig

Rolex Generosity: Daniel Craig
Nobody Does It Better

Daniel Craig who plays James Bond wears at least 7 different Rolex watches which we have covered in great detail on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog. The Insider recently reported a fascinating story about Daniel Craig who actually took the photo of himself below with Tom Morro and Tom's wife Kelly.

Daniel Craig is currently co-starring in a play on Broadway in New York with Hugh Jackman named A Steady Rain. Daniel Craig is known for loving his fans and hanging out with them after a performance or even signing autographs in the rain.

Tom and Kelly were hanging out with Daniel Craig after the show and Tom noticed Daniel Craig's vintage Rolex GMT Master and complimented Daniel and told him he was an avid watch collector. Tom told Daniel the GMT was his favorite Rolex he did not have in his collection.

After they took some more photos together, Tom kept complimenting Daniel's watch and Daniel started to take it off his wrist and said "he could spare one and its yours if you want it." Tom was trying to be polite and said "I would love to Mr. Craig but no thank you." Apparently Daniel Craig looked a bit puzzled and continued signing autographs.

Then Daniel Craig got in his SUV lime and drove off. Tom must feel like the biggest dummy in the world. Imaging Daniel Craig offers to give you his vintage Pepsi Rolex GMT Master and you say no!?!?!?! Oh well!?!

Actually, now that I think about it, Daniel Craig is like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra who were renowned for their generosity to complete strangers. One time Elvis was driving in his Cadillac and it broke down. A stranger pulled over to try to help Elvis and had no idea who Elvis was. The guy said, I fixed it enough so you can get it home, but I would take it into the shop as soon as you can since you don't want to do any real damage to such a beautiful car. Elvis handed the man the keys and said it is yours!!!

To learn more about Daniel Craig's Rolex Collection please click here. To learn more about the history of James Bond watches please click here. By the way, we have even more amazing Daniel Craig Rolex news and insight coming up on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog!!!

Daniel Craig is pictured below in New York wearing his Pepsi GMT Master

Wrist Shot Of The Day: Fredi's Fuchsia GMT

Wrist Shot Of The Day: Fredi's Fuchsia GMT

Fredi took this shot at Sunset so he got the great warm light, but what is so interesting is that some of the old vintage Pepsi (Red & Blue) GMT bezel inserts change color and the red changes into a beautiful shade of fuchsia and the blue turns from a cobalt blue into a royal blue. Very interesting color combination!!!