Friday, January 27, 2012

Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day: A Norwegian Rolex Explorer II Tool Watch

Rolex Outdoor Shot Of The Day
A Norwegian Rolex Explorer II Tool Watch

Joe Lundbo is a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World and he send it this amazing photo of his Polar Rolex Explorer II with this note:

Hi Jake,

It's been a while since you had an outdoor shot of the day :)

Here's my white Explorer II enjoying the last day of sunlight before the dark winter sets in.


Jo Lundbo, Norway

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rolex Hotness: Nicky Hilton

Rolex Hotness: Nicky Hilton
Staring At How Beautiful Her Rolex Daytona Is...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Roberto's Vintage Rolex from Italia

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Roberto's Vintage Rolex from Italia

Monday, January 23, 2012

A White Gold Rolex Daytona From Montecarlo, Monaco...

Magnificent Daytona
Chillin' in Montecarlo, Monaco

Francesco M. from Montecarlo, Monaco sent in this amazing photo of his white gold Rolex Daytona which he said he took "just for your beautiful blog." You have got to click on this image to see it up close!!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Moa Zedong's Rolex Watches...

The Chairman's Rolex
Communism for the Masses–Capitalism for the Bosses

Chairman Mao Zedong was the father of the Communist Party in China. He owned two yellow gold Rolex Datejust watches. Mao is pictured below in 1928.

Chairman Moa Zedong's Rolex watches were standard in every way, but as you can see below, they have Chinese characters for the Date.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of James Bond

Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of James Bond

This year represents the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies, and MGM is releasing a special box set of BlueRay DVDs that include all 22 James Bond movies. On Jake's Rolex World, we will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary by exploring even deeper into The James Bond Rolex Story.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cream Colored Rolex Explorer...

The Original Cream Explorer II

The original Cream Dial Rolex Explorer II had white-gold indices and hands as opposed to the standard today which has black indices and hands. The original white dial Explorer had a dial that was off-white or cream colored. You can tell in this photo because the date wheel is true white.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rolex Photo of the Week...

A Beautiful Red Submariner

Photo Credit: KJacques

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A Briefcase Full Of Stainless Sports Rolex Watches...

Quantities of Quality

And you thought you had a serious stainless-steel vintage sports Rolex collection?

In all fairness, beyond being an extremely passionate Rolex collector, Philipp is also a dealer. We have seen watches from Philipp's beautiful collection in the past on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog and here is another amazing one.

I love this photo!!! Thanks for sharing Phillip!!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Mayan Jungle Rolex Advertisement from 1991

Dr. Richard Adams
1991 Rolex Mayan Jungle Ad

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Rolex Moonphase-Reference 6062

Magnificent Rolex Moonphase

If you follow Jake's Rolex Watch Blog, you know the Rolex 6062 Triple Date Moonphase is one of my favorite Rolex watches. This yellow gold beauty was auctioned by the Antiquorum as lot 231 for $119,600 on April 17, 2008.

Antiquorum's description: "The referecne 6062 was produced form 1949 to 1953, with 350 examples in yellow gold, 50 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel. The 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 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 reference 6062 was referred to as the COSMOGRAPH."

Photo Credit: Paul Boutros

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Yellow Gold Day-Date White Porcelain Dial with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

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

Eduardo's Yellow Gold Day-Date
White Porcelain Dial
with Raised Yellow Gold Roman Numerals

The International Mark Of Success

Eduardo sent in this photo of his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date with a white porcelain dial with raised yellow gold Roman numerals. This exact model has always held a special place in my mind because it was the third Rolex I ever purchased.

Just to give you an idea of how into Rolex I was, when I was 16, (29 years ago) I purchased my first Rolex, which as a stainless steel Rolex Submariner, then when I was 18 I purchased a stainless steel Rolex Datejust with a fluted white gold bezel and a white dial with raised white gold Roman numerals. Then when I was 19, I bought a yellow-gold Rolex Day-Date identical to the one below. Man, does this watch bring back some serious memories!!!