Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rolex Commando

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Rolex Commando
[Reference 6429: 34.5mm Diameter]

Lorenzo's Rolex Commando is pictured below, and it is an unusual and very rare watch. Not much is known about the origin of the Rolex Commando model. Apparently they were sold by Abercrombie & Fitch, and there has been other speculation that it was only sold in the U.S. and Canadian market. They are manual wind watches and it appears they were made and sold between 1967 and 1972. A Rolex commando recently sold in 2010 at Christie's Auction house for $25,000.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rolex Macro Shot of the Day Roland's Stainless Datejust

Rolex Macro Lume Shot of the Day
Roland's Stainless Datejust

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jay Leno Rocks The All-New Mercedes AMG SLS Roadster

Jay Leno Rocks The All-New Mercedes AMG SLS Roadster

Monday, July 18, 2011

U.S. Navy Commander Ernest Pollitt's Rolex [Reference 8171]

A Military Moonphase Rolex from 1950

U.S. Navy Commander Ernest Pollitt's Rolex
[Reference 8171]

Sotheby's recently auctioned off this rare stainless steel Rolex Triple-date Moonphase, which U.S. Navy Commander Ernest Pollitt purchased in 1950 after returning from his tour of duty in Korea. Commander Pollitt wore his Rolex daily for decades. It sold several months ago for $74,500.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bill Cosby Platinum Rolex President...

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is one of the biggest Rolex fans on earth and he has a huge collection of Rolex Day-Dates [a.k.a., The Rolex President]. Bill has been wearing Rolex watches for at least 45 years since he acted on the TV show, I Spy. Both Robert Culp and Bill Cosby both wore Pepsi GMTs on I Spy. If you want to learn much more about Bill Cosby and Rolex, you can on Jake's Rolex World.

On the Bill Cosby comedy album cover pictured above from 1965 named Why is there air? it shows Bill Cosby wearing his Rolex GMT 45 years ago. So this means he has been wearing Rolex for at least 45 years. This next shot is from I Spy, and shows Bill sporting his trademark Pepsi GMT Master.

In the next 2 photos below we see Bill Cosby during the Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids years, wearing a Yellow Gold Mocha GMT Master.

In this last image, we see Bill Cosby During the Cosby Show years, wearing a platinum Rolex Day-Date.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rolex Hotness: Xenia Seeberg Two Tone Rolex Datejust

Rolex Hotness: Xenia Seeberg
Two Tone Rolex Datejust

...Rolex Lume Shot Of The Day... Ceramic Supercase Submariner

...Rolex Lume Shot Of The Day...

Ceramic Supercase Submariner

Wade from Chicago took this fantastic lume shot of his all-new stainless steel Rolex Submariner, and it looks like it is floating in ginger ale.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

...Rolex Super Coolness... Matt Farah and the debut of The Car Show On SPEED...

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Matt Farah
Debut of The Car Show on SPEED Tonight

Regular readers know I'm a certified car nut. I was checking out video of the Aston Martin Rapide on last night when I was reminded, the host, Matt Farah, wears a Rolex LV SubMariner.

Matt Farah has been producing automotive web programs for quite a few years with Garage 419 and He's now one of the co-hosts (along with Adam Carolla, Dan Neil and John Salley) of The Car Show which premieres tonight on the SPEED network, and it looks Pretty Good!!! Pretty Good!!! It may even be as good as the British version of Top Gear ;-P

Clearly Matt appreciates the finer things. Great cars and GREAT watches!!!

Magrette Moana Pacific Diver Review

Magrette Moana Pacific Diver Review

It is pretty rare I write a review about watches other than Rolex, Patek Philippe or Panerai, and that is because they are my favorite brands.

I also really like some Magrette watches, and today we are going to take a look at the Magrette Moana Pacific Diver. If you are a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World, you may recall in the past I wrote a few other reviews about outstanding Magrette watches.

I really like Magrette because they remind me of the original Panerai watches that were made by Rolex–in particular, their design language is reminiscent of the Panerai, Small Egiziano, which is my favorite vintage Panerai.

The Magrette Moana Pacific Diver combines the design language of the Small Egiziano Panerai made in the mid 1950s, with a spinning diving bezel, which gives it a really cool, old-school, retro look I really like.

Dion, the owner and designer at Magrette decided to give his Diver a twist, by making the markers on the bezel insert yellow, and he also made the markers on the dial in yellow lume, as well as the Magrette, and Moana Pacific designation. You can't really see it that well in my photos, but there is also some red on the dial.

As you can see in the photos, the Magrette Moana Pacific Diver comes with a beautiful custom textured leather strap with red stitching. It also comes with a rubber diving strap which you can see in the last photo in this article.

The Magrette Moana Pacific Diver is made in New Zealand and costs $485, plus $30 for worldwide shipping. This is a great value for a watch that has a 21 jewel (Myota 8215) automatic movement, which keeps superb time, and is very sturdy. The stainless steel Diver is 44mm, and has brushed sides with a polished finish on the face, crown and bezel.

The Magrette Moana Pacific Diver feature a large screw-down crown which is slightly recessed into the case (not shown) and it's water resistance is rated down to 500M/1650Feet, which is definitely very deep. One of the design characteristics I really like, is the watch has a fat case with a flat-back that does not have a bubble-back, so it sits beautifully on your wrist as you can see in the photo above.

In my mind, this low profile look gives the watch a macho look that is also very streamlined and clean. It is also very, very comfortable.

The photo below shows the Magrette Moana Pacific Diver with the rubber strap that is included with the leather strap. This watch is a limited edition and Magrette is only making 500 pieces. You can find out much more and purchase the watch here. I have had this watch for some time now, and have worn it quite a bit. Overall I am very impressed with this watch!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

...Comparison Of The Day... 1950s Role Moonphase v. LV Submariner

...Comparison Shot Of The Day...

1950s Rolex Moonphase v. LV Submariner

Last time I was down at Fourtane Jewelers in Carmel, California I had a chance try on a yellow gold Rolex Moonphase [Reference 6062] and I just happened to be wearing my LV Submariner on a JAKEe FATSTRAP.

It is fascinating to note the moonphase was made in the early 1950s–literally a half-century before the Submariner. I hope Rolex has the WISdom to bring back the ultra-timeless, triple-date moonphase–PLEASE!!!!!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

...Blast From The Past... The Beatles Before Ringo in 1960

...Blast From The Past...

The Beatles Before Ringo

This historic Keystone photos was taken in 1960 of the Beatles in Liverpool, England. We see George Harrison on the left, with John Lennon in the middle, and Paul McCartney on the right. As a matter of fact, this photo was taken in front of Paul McCartney's home in Liverpool. So where is Ringo? This photo was taken in 1960, two years before Ringo joined the Beatles!!!

In this next photo, we see all four Beatles playing together at an early concert being held in a Liverpool pub.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Late 1960s Rolex Ungaro Magazine Ad

Late 1960s Rolex Ungaro Magazine Ad

...Rolex Haute Couture Collection...

When we think of Rolex today we think of an ultra-conservative company, but it wasn't always that way, at least, not in the late 1960s. Groovy Baby Yeah!!!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Rolex Hotness: Zheng Jie Ladies Rolex Datejust

Rolex Hotness: Zheng Jie
Rolex Ladies Tennis Ambassador
[Two-Tone Ladies Rolex Datejust]

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Rolex Grand Am Sports Car Series Road America Big Camaro Crash

Rolex Grand Am Sports Car Series

Road America Big Camaro Crash

Since I just put up a photo of Paul Newman, who was a Grand Am Series Racer, I thought it would be appropriate to share this recent Rolex Grand Am video with you. If you are a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World, you know I really like the all-new Chevy Camaro, and in this video from the 2011 Rolex Grand we see one get some serious air!!!