Saturday, June 30, 2012

Clark Gable The King Of Hollywood


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Clark Gable
The King Of Hollywood

Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Academy Award Winner for Best Actor

As the editor an publisher of Jake's Rolex World, one of my absolute favorite things is when I discover that somebody who I always admired wore a Rolex. Events like this typically occur a few times a year, if I am lucky. Today I am extremely happy to share that I recently discovered the story of Clark Gable wearing a Rolex!!!

Why is finding Clark Gable wearing a Rolex so profound!?! Because Clark Gable is probably one of the top 5 coolest guys that ever lived. I would put him right up there with Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, Paul Newman and Sean Connery.




The recent photo below is of Clark Gable's actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual which is currently in the hands of a private collector. The watch is a beautiful Rolex originally retailed by Brock & Company, and it has the 3, 6, 9 &12 indices in raised yellow gold arabic numerals, along with lumed Leaf hands. Also, notice the yellow gold bezel has 5 minute markers with hairline sub second etching between the markers.



The wrist shot photo below shows a close-up of the photo above. As you will see later in this story, Clark Gable wore different bracelets with on the same wrist with his Rolex.




Mogambo 1953

The next two photos below, are from the 1953 movie named Mogambo which Clark Gable starred in along with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardneer. Clark Gable wore his Rolex Oyster throughout the movie.


This last photo of Clark Gable was taken in 1960, and it shows Clark Gable sporting his Rolex, looking very sporty and stylish. Ironically, he was only 59 years old when this photo was taken, and later that year he died.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rolex Hotness: Victoria Secret Model


Rolex Hotness: Iazbel Goulart
Victoria Secret Model
Blowing You A Kiss
Rolex Explorer

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rolex President on Oil and Now Energy Tycoon T. Boone Pickens...


Rolex Coolness: T. Boone Pickens
Billionaire Oilman & Industrialist
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

T. Boone Pickens is an oil tycoon. He is pictured below wearing his trademark Rolex yellow gold Day-Date.




Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ferrari Chairman & Lifetime Rolex Fan...





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Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
Ferrari Chairman & Lifetime Rolex Fan

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is the Chairman of Ferrari and Fiat. He has had an amazing career filled with many achievements. For many decades, Luca has been a big Rolex sport watch fan.




In the photo below, we see a close-up wrist shot which reveals Luca wearing a vintage Rolex Submariner 5512 or 5513, on a leather strap.



In the photo below, we see Luca at the unveiling of the all-new Ferrari FF1.





As I mentioned earlier, Luca has been a Rolex Sport Model fan for many decades, and in this next photo, from the early 1970s we see Luca sporting his Rolex GMT-Master.



In this recent photo we see Luca still sporting his vintage Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master. Luca has been sporting a Rolex GMT for at-least 4 decades!!!



In this next photo we see Ferrari Chairman, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo introducing the all-new 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Supercar.


Here is an Autocar video review of the the all-new Ferrari 458 Italia.





The head of Ferrari wearing a Rolex is nothing new. Luca's predecessor, Ferrari founder, Enzo Ferrari wore a Rolex as well. Vintage Ferrari automobiles, just like vintage Rolex watches, have continued to appreciate significantly over time. 


Luca is not the only head of an Italian sports car company to wear a Rolex Sport watch. Stephan Winklemann, CEO of Lamborghini also wears Rolex Sport Watch.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

LCR Rolex Daytona Hotness


LCR Rolex Daytona Hotness

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rolex Rendezvous Video Interviews


Rolex Rendezvous
Video Interviews

Rolex recently began publishing a series of short video interviews on YouTube named "Rolex Rendezvous" and they include, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, and Placido Domingo, being interviewed by  tennis legend and fellow Rolex Ambassador, Vijay Amritraj.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jennifer Aniston: Yellow Gold Rolex Datejust with Jubilee Bracelet


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Jennifer Aniston

Yellow Gold Rolex Datejust with Jubilee Bracelet

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: UK's GMT Master: Reference 16710


Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
UK's GMT Master: Reference 16710

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vintage Rolex GMT-Master Pilot Ad


Jacques Piccard Bathyscaphe Trieste
Vintage Rolex GMT-Master Pilot Ad

Stafano Mazzariol Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Pointed Crown Guard Rolex GMT Master


Stafano Mazzariol
Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Pointed Crown Guard Rolex GMT Master

Friday, June 1, 2012

Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO of DreamWorks Animation


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Jeffrey Katzenberg
Hollywood Super-Producer & CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Rolex Reference 6234 Chronograph


Jeffrey Katzenbert is one of the most successful film producers in history.  In the past he was the Chairman of the The Walt Disney Studious, were he oversaw the production of major hiss including 

As CEO of DreamWorks, he produced a string of ultra-succesful hits hits, including Pretty Woman, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Little Mermaid, Aladin, Sister Act and The Lion King. Jeffrey Katzenberg is pictured below with Eddie Murphy, who is a lifelong Rolex wearer.

Eddie Murphy & Jeffrey Katzenberg pictured above

As the current CEO of DreamWorks Animation he has overseen production of more major hits including Shrek and Madagascar. 

Until today there has been a mystery surrounding which Rolex watch Jeffrey Katzenberg wears. It always appeared he wore a Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet, but I discovered something amazing! He wears a very rare and unusual vintage Rolex Chronograph as you can see in the two photos below.



Rare Rolex Reference 6234 Chronograph
Grandfather Of The Rolex Daytona

So what kind of Rolex Chronograph exactly is Jeffrey Kaztengerg wearing in the photos above? It is a Pre-Daytona Chronograph Reference 6235 with dual scale Telemeter dial. The Rolex Chronograph Reference 6234 was introduced in 1955–coincidentally, the same years Rolex introduced the Rolex GMT Master.

The Rolex Chronograph Reference 6234 was made from 1955 to 1961, and during those 6 years Rolex averaged approximately 500 per year. The Reference 6234 is the great grandfather of the modern stainless steel Rolex Daytona.