Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roger Federer Does It Again U.S. Open Magic...

Roger Federer Does It Again!!!
The Greatest Tennis Player In History
U.S. Open Magic Just Today

Last week we saw this crazy-amazing video on Roger Federer, and you almost have to wonder if it is real, but when you see the between-the-leg shot from yesterday at the U.S. Open it must be!!! Roger Federer is like the Superman of Tennis!!!! Just Amazing!!!!!!

The Rolex President: U.S. President: Lyndon Johnson-1969 Apollo 11 Lift-off

...The Rolex President...
U.S. President: Lyndon Johnson
1969 Apollo 11 Lift-off

I figured since we just took a look at Crosby, Stills and Nash making their debut as a band at Woodstock in August 1969, it would be interesting to examine who else was wearing a Rolex in that same timeframe. The photo below was taken exactly one month prior to Stephen Stills playing Woodstock wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

The irony of course is Lyndon Johnson and Crosby, Stills and Nash were not just completely opposite politically, but Johnson was in the twilight of his career, while Crosby, Stills and Nash were just really getting going with theirs, but the one thing they had in common was an appreciation of Rolex. Profound if you think about it!!!

In this first photo we see former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson wearing his trademark yellow gold "Rolex President" Day-Date as he watches Apollo 11 take-off for the Moon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on July 16, 1969 at 9:32am EDT. Former U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew is pictured on Johnson's right and Lady Bird is on his left.

Despite the fact President Kennedy set the goal of putting a man safely on the moon and returning him to earth, it was the Johnson administration that really made it happen, so this moment must have been a crowning achievement in President Johnson's career.

Historical Note: The photo above of U.S. President Johnson is a bit ironic because he was no longer President when this photo was taken. At the time Richard Nixon was the President of The United States and he did not attend since he was paranoid the launch might fail. Instead he watched the launch live from the Oval Office.

The Eagle Has Landed

Just in case you are too young to remember, Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon, which is arguably one of mankind's greatest achievements. To learn all about Rolex Moon watches you can always visit the Achievement Gallery on Jake's Rolex World and scroll down to the Rolex Moon Watch Section.

Captain James Hulme Rolex Out In The Field Of Duty In Afghanistan

Rolex In The Field Of Duty In Afghanistan
United Kingdom's Household Cavalry
Rolex Datejust On A NATO Strap

James who is a Captain from the United Kingdom's Cavalry sent in this fascinating photo with the following note:

Hi Jake,

I've been a big fan of Jake's Rolex World Magazine for ages.

I'm an Officer in the British army in a unit called the Household Cavalry. I was recently on a fairly eventful and action packed Operational Tour to Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

I took a photo of my Oyster Perpetual Day Date, silver striped face, with a black webbing strap. I thought that it looked quite smart. Anyway, a great watch, I've worn it not-stop for the last five years, and it has seen some hard hits. Assault courses, ambushes, fire-fights.

I also own an 18k yellow gold Submariner–needless to say, I don't wear that one in the army, shame, I think it would make quite an amusing photo.

Keep up the good work with the site.

Best Regards,

Captain James XXXXX
The Household Cavalry
United Kingdom

Friday, August 27, 2010

Time And Gems: Custom Black & Gold Rolex Watches...

Time And Gems
Custom Black & Gold Rolex Watches

Time and Gems customizes watches and their latest customized Rolex's are two-tone black and yellow gold which create an unusual and magnificent color combination. The black PVD almost looks like it is ceramic.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rolex Studio Shot of The Day: Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Rolex Studio Shot of The Day
Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day From Lucas In Italy A Single Red Submariner

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
From Lucas In Italy
A Single Red Submariner

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rolex Coolness: Martin Kaymer 2010 PGA Champion Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Coolness: Martin Kaymer
2010 PGA Champion
Rolex Milgauss GV

Yesterday, Germany's Martin Kaymer won the U.S. PGA golf tournament and he is pictured below posing with his trophy.

Rolex Wrist Shot of The Day: Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Rolex Wrist Shot of The Day
B-ling88's, "Stuck in traffic !"
Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Daytona Cosmograph: Reference 116528

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Daytona Cosmograph: Reference 116528

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rolex Coolness: Marshall Mathers The Real Slim Shady

Rolex Coolness: Marshall Mathers
The Real Slim Shady
Rolex Datejust

Marshall Mathers, also known as Eminem is pictured below On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone sporting his trademark stainless steel Rolex Datejust...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

COMEX Vintage Rolex Advertisement...

COMEX Rolex Ad

At a record of 520 metres deep, the Sea-Dweller is still in its element

At a record of 520 metres deep, the Sea-Dweller is still in its element.

The Comex divers have once more forced forward the frontiers of the impossible. Diving off Marseilles, a six-man team spent eight days performing complex underwater tasks at the unprecedented depth of 520 metres.

An astonishing breathing mixture, hydraliox, made it possible for them to live and operate at such inhuman depths. Hydraliox is a combination of hydrogen, helium and oxygen. It gives divers complete freedom of movement with minds unimpaired by pressure effects.

The Comex operation, known as Hydra VIII, is a world record, comparable in its own way to man's first moon landing. It has created huge possibilities for research.

Tomorrow, thanks to the divers' determination and skill, men will descend even deeper, to repair oil rigs and explore the ocean floor.

Beneath the pressure of over 500 metres of water, there is a ceaseless need for precision. At such astonishing depths divers must depend on something rather more than a mere watch. They need a veritable measuring instrument: the Rolex Sea-Dweller.

Like Comex divers themselves, the Sea-Dweller is strong, precise and reliable. Guaranteed water-proof to 1,200 metres, it withstands the enormous pressures as well as decompression upon surfacing. This is ensured by a patented Rolex invention.

Men still have another 680 metres to descend before they rival the Rolex Sea-Dweller. But then, divers–even the most skilled–are always in an alien element. The Sea-Dweller is not.


of Geneva

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Studio Shot Of The Day: David's Rolex AirKing

Studio Shot Of The Day
David's Rolex Air-King
[Reference 14000]

A Classic and Elegant Yellow Gold Bubbleback

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
A Classic and Elegant Yellow Gold Bubbleback
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer
with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Top Gear Reviews the Ferrari 458 Italia!!!!

Top Gear Reviews
The Ferrari 458 Italia!!!!
0-60MPH in 3.4 Seconds

On Sunday we saw photos of the amazing new 458 Italia Challenge and today we are in for a real treat. Top Gear is always fascinating with their reviews. They typically, haze cars pretty hard, but this review is really something. Turn the volume Way, Way Up!!!

"The 458 is one of the all-time greats!!! It really is absolutely, unbelievably, mesmerizingly brilliant!!!!" –Jeremy Clarkson

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wrist Shot Of The Day: Rolex Explorer's

Wrist Shot Of The Day
Jolu's Rolex Explorer's

Jolu sent in these two amazing photos. He took the top on of his Explorer and Explorer II; and its play on the quotation:

"When a Man has the World in his hands, you expect to find a Rolex (or two) on his wrist!"

Rolex Explorer II In Its Element

In the photo below we see Jolu sporting his Rolex Explorer II while Ice Climbing!!! Thanks for sending in the great photos Jolu!!!!

Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge Testing On Vallenlunga Track

Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge
Testing On Vallelunga Track in Italia

Ferrari recently released its latest Challenge model race car based upon its new 458 Italia and here are some recent photos of it during a testing session at the Vallelunga race circuit. The V-8 in this 4.5 liter has been increased to 570 horsepower. Long-live the spinners!!!

Ever Wonder How It Works? How A Rolex Oyster Case Is Put Together: DEEP-SEA SEA-DWELLER

Ever Wonder How It Works?
How A Rolex Oyster Case Is Put Together

Rolex design and engineering is amazing. One of the challenges we are working on overcoming is that most people who wear Rolex watches have no idea how the parts are designed and assembled. They also have no idea of how exactly a perpetual Rolex movement (automatic) works.

In the future we intend to share in great detail exactly how the magnificent mechanical masterpieces are put together. Today we are in for a treat which Jocke, from Sweden sent in. This Rolex illustration shows all the parts of a Rolex case for a DEEP-SEA SEA-DWELLER and how the fit together. If you examine it closely, it is just mind-blowing.

One challenge with this image is that "F" which is the "Domed Sapphire Crystal" is hard to see since it is transparent, so you have to use your imagination a bit. Special thanks to Jocke for sending in this amazing Rolex illustration to share!!!