Friday, May 28, 2010

Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day-Hannes Stainless Steel Rolex Explorer II

Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day
Hannes Stainless Steel Rolex Explorer II

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rolex Hotness: Lorena Ochoa-The Greatest Female Golfer Today

Rolex Hotness: Lorena Ochoa
The Greatest Female Golfer

Lorena Ochoa is arguably the best female golfer playing today. She has been ranked number one in the world for the last three years from 2007 to 2010. Lorena is from Mexico and she is the first Mexican golfer to ever be ranked number one in the world.

Lorena is pictured below in a recent Rolex magazine ad wearing a ladies 31 Datejust. She usually wears her two-tone ladies 29mm Yacht-Master as seen in the photo above and in the last two photos in this story.

In the next two photos, Lorena is pictured at The Rolex Awards Dinner. In the photo below Lorena is posing with her LPGA player of the year trophy.

The Rolex Awards Dinner and reception was held at Donald Trumps Mar-A-Lago and we see (from left to right) Rolex representative, Peter Nicholson, Donald Trump, Lorena Ochoa and LPGA commisssioner, Carloyn Bivens.

Hugh Hefner Video...

Hugh Hefner
Now & Then

It is always fascinating to see somebody now and 50 years ago. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Clif's Vintage Sea Dweller

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Clif's Vintage Sea Dweller

I love the domed crystal on the vintage Rolex SEA-DWELLER models. They look so sleek and almost like a UFO or Frisbee...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Macro Shot Of The Day: Lstvan's Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust

Macro Shot Of The Day
Lstvan's Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Big Bubbleback Rolex Datejust: Reference 6305

Big Bubbleback Rolex Datejust
Reference 6305

Martijn (Theflyingdutchman) is a fan of Jake's Rolex World and he sent in these stunning photos of his "Big Bubbleback" Rolex Datejust watches. These watches were made between 1955 and 1957 and they are highly sought after by collectors.

In Italy the Reference 6035 "Big Bubbleback" is commonly referred to by collectors as "Overttone," which means "Big Egg,"since it has such a thick bubbleback. I love how Rolex in the mid 1950s used to have a red date on the Datejust and Day-Date.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Beyoncé: Put A Ring On It

Single Ladies
(Put A Ring On It)

I can't seem to get this song out of my mind, and what a video!!! Beyoncé is really amazing!!!

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Rambam Flower Power...

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Rambam Flower Power

Rambam form Norway took this stunning shot of his LV Submariner which he titled:
"Flower Power. Well...sort of ;-)"

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rolex Coolness: DSQUARED The Caten Brothers

Rolex Coolness: DSQUARED
The Caten Brothers

The Caten brothers, Dean and Dan are pictured below. They are clothing designers and Dean is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Yacht-Master II and Dan is wearing his white gold Daytona.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Jocke's Stainless & Platinum Yachtmaster

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Jocke's Stainless & Platinum Yachtmaster

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Updating Jake's Rolex World for iPad Viewing

Updating Jake's Rolex World
for iPad & iPhone Viewing

Hi Everybody,

As many of you know, I was extremely excited for the iPad to come out since I knew it would completely revolutionize the viewing experience and quality of Jake's Rolex World and actually make it into a world-class digital magazine that was also very good for the environment.

When the iPad first came out, the first thing I did was check out Jake's Rolex World and it was one of the biggest disappointments of my life!!! The iPad was amazing, but Jake's Rolex World looked terrible and kept crashing the iPad!!!

The challenge was that in trying to make Jake's Rolex World future-proof, I over-shot the mark quite a bit!!!

Unfortunately, I have had to completely redesign the html infrastructure and UI which is terribly time consuming and challenging and required a lot of math skills I typically don't use.

The great news is that doing so was a blessing in disguise and now Jake's Rolex World is looking better and loading faster than ever on the desktop, on laptops, as well as on the iPad and iPhone!!!

There are four phases to optimizing Jake's Rolex World and as I complete each phase, I will update it here:

  • Phase 1: Figure out what was wrong and how to fix it!!! This was not easy and my brain is still hurting from all the math and experimenting with the User Interface. The challenge is that I did not want the new user interface to simply work on the iPad and iPhone, I wanted it to look and work perfectly. I also did not want to waste a single pixel. The biggest challenge was making certain it looked great on the desktop and on laptops as well as on the iPad and iPhone. (Status: Complete)
  • Phase 2: Redesign and resize all page and UI elements to optimally fit on the iPad and iPhone screen. (Status: Complete) Having completed this means Jake's Rolex World is not viewable on an iPad and iPhone with the following exceptions:
  • Phase 3: Redesign all story view shortcuts that appear on all pages on the sidebar (Status: Complete)
  • Phase 4: Take all large stories and break them into multiple segments so the iPad and iPhone won't crash on them. (Status: In Progress)
I am completely committed to providing you (my readers) with the absolute best viewing and reading experience possible and now Jake's Rolex World looks amazing on the iPad and iPhone!!!

Warmest regards,


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rolex Coolness: Johnny Rutherford...

Rolex Coolness: Johnny Rutherford
1981 Vintage Rolex Day-Date Ad

Friday, May 14, 2010

Rolex Day-Date II

Platinum Rolex Day-Date II

Thursday, May 13, 2010

An 8th Rolex On Daniel Craig James Bond Prefers Rolex Submariner

An 8th Rolex On Daniel Craig
James Bond Prefers Rolex
[This Time A Modern Stainless Submariner]

Daniel Craig who plays James Bond is pictured below wearing a modern stainless steel Rolex Submariner. Also, his girlfriend, Satsuki Mitchell appears to be wearing one of his stainless steel Rolex models as well. I first documented Daniel Craig's preference for Rolex back in November of 2008 and have documented all 8 of his Rolex watches.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Note From Jake: Celebrating The 4th Year of Jake's Rolex World!!!!

A Note From Jake

Celebrating The 4th Year of Jake's Rolex World!!!!

This last weekend, as I wrote The Complete History Of The Paul Newman Daytona, the 3rd anniversary of Jake's Rolex World came and went. It is hard to believe I have been working full-time on publishing Jake's Rolex World for 3 straight years!!!! On average, I have worked 7 days a week, 10 hours a day, because I am extremely passionate about capturing this amazing and highly inspirational history before it disappears.

When I first began Jake's Rolex World back in May of 2008, I had one crystal-clear objective, and that was to take everything I learned over the prior quarter-century about Rolex and put it all in one place–on the world wide web–so I could share it with the world.

I remember just before I started Jake's Rolex World, wondering if I would even be able to build a blog around a company that made less than a dozen core watch models. I was worried I would run out of content and boy was I wrong!!!! It turned out to be quite the opposite, and as soon as I started unearthing and solving one Rolex history mystery, it would inevitably lead to another.

I felt like I was wandering around the world, looking for clues, and I would see a rock, and my intuition would tell me there was probably a lobster under the rock, so I would lift up the rock, and instead, I would find a Tyrannosaurus Rex smiling at me. And yes, you guessed–it kept happening over and over again, as it does to this day.

At the time I stated Jake's Rolex, I had no idea, it would evolve and snowball into what it has become today. When I hear readers refer to Jake's Rolex World as The Bible Of Rolex or Rolexpedia it makes me proud I was able to capture and share this amazing history with you!!!

The most important thing to understand about Jake's Rolex World, is despite the fact it has my name on it, it really belongs to the Rolex community. Without the online Rolex community, I never could have built Jake's Rolex World. There have been an innumerable number of people who lovingly contributed all kinds of content including photos of watches, people wearing Rolex, tidbits of information, video and all kinds of other valuable insight and information.

In my mind, Jake's Rolex World is proof positive of what passionate people can do to collaborate on the World Wide Web. While it is true I am a real historian, willing to dig-deep and not just simply regurgitate (like a parakeet) other peoples words, in the final analysis I am just the messenger. Without your enthusiasm, passion and insight there would be no Jake's Rolex World.

I believe when you study the engaging Rolex history, you inevitably become part of it. Once, three years ago, I asked you (my readers) to help support the future of Jake's Rolex World by making a donation. Today I am asking you to please make a donation to support the future progress of Jake's Rolex World.

I am working on some amazing research projects as well as an iPad application that will be incredible, so if you want to keep seeing great, insightful, detailed articles like the Paul Newman Daytona story below this note, as well as fascinating podcasts, please help support future progress by making a donation today.

Warmest regards,


Editor and Publisher of Jake's Rolex World

Thursday, May 06, 2010

ROLEX Ceramic Bezel Manufacturing...

Rolex Ceramic Bezel Manufacturing
At Rolex The Pursuit Of Excellence Is A Passion!!!

This movie is just mind-boggling!!! The level of attention Rolex puts into the smallest details is really amazing!!!

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Dude's DEEP SEA on his Macbook Pro

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Dude's DEEP SEA on his Macbook Pro

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Ferrari 599 GTO Review Turn Up The Volume!!!

Ferrari 599 GTO Review
Turn Up The Volume!!!

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Jocke's Rolex Explorer

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Jocke's Rolex Explorer
[Reference 114270]

Looking at this great photo that Jocke took makes me curious to see the all-new 39mm Rolex Explorer that should be out soon. 39mm is almost as big as a current Submariner.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Rolex Coolness: Tony Danza...

Rolex Coolness: Tony Danza
Taxi Star Thinks Small
[Rolex Date: Reference 15200]

In the photo below we see former Taxi star, Tony Danza as he gets out of his Mini Cooper and he is wearing his 34mm Rolex which is also very small. I think it looks funny on a guy with big arms. To me it looks like he is wearing a girls watch?

Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day:Leo's Limited Edition Rolex King Midas

Rolex Wrist Shot Of The Day
Fun In The Florida Sun
Leo's Limited Edition Rolex King Midas

Leo is wearing his original limited edition Rolex King Midas watch that Elvis Presley also wore.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Rolex Coolness: Bruce Willis & Demi Moore Two Tone Rolex Datejust

Rolex Coolness: Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
Two Tone Rolex Datejust

This is a great photo from the late 1980's of Bruce Willis with his then wife, Demi Moore. It was taken just after Bruce Willis became a superstar with his blockbuster movie, "Die Hard."

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Single Red Submariner

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Johan's Single Red Submariner
[Reference 1680]