Thursday, August 23, 2012

Steve Wynn: The King of Las Vegas & his Rolex Day-Date...

Steve Wynn
The King of Las Vegas

Steve Wynn is more responsible for building modern Las Vegas than any other man, and he is an extremely talented designer and business man. As you see in the photo below, he wears a platinum Rolex Day-Date with an ice blue dial.

Steve Wynn pictured above in 2008. Photo by Laura Rauch appears courtesy of The New York Times.

The video below is AMAZING!!!!!!!! The speech Steve Wynn gives in this interview is one of the most inspirational speeches I have ever seen. I remember when I first saw it–Steve blew my mind!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend you watch it.

This next video is of an earlier Charlie Rose interview of Steve Wynn which is also fascinating and tells more of the story of how he built his empire. I noticed if you close your eyes and listen to Steve Wynn speak, his voice often sounds like Ronald Reagan speaking.

Steve Wynn was recently interviewed again by his great pal, Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, which I also recommend.

You can watch the video of Steve Wynn on 60 Minutes by placing your cursor over the image below and hitting the play button.

I had a chance to visit the Rolex Store at the Wynn Hotel earlier this year and I was blown away with how beautiful it was!!! I took some photos, and the first one below shows the Rolex Wynn & Company logo on the wall when you first walk in. The Wynn Rolex store had an amazing selection of Rolex watches and the employees were extremely professional and nice.

I took the photo below in the foyer at the Wynn, which was decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year. I must say The Wynn completely blew my mind with how beautiful and elegant it was. I have never seen such a beautiful hotel in my life. It was simply breathtaking!!!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rolex Macro Shot of the Day: Milos' Daytona...

Milos' Daytona Up Close

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

...Rolex Presents... The History of The Open

...Rolex Presents...
The History of The Open

4-Part Rolex Golf History Documentary

Rolex recently published this 4-part video documentary on the history of The Open. It is so great to see Rolex producing these full-length video documentaries...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Crosby, Stills & Nash: Folk Rock Supergroup 4 Decades of Rolex

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Amazing Folk Rock Supergroup
with Rolex Keeping Their Time

Crosby, Stills & Nash is one of the most popular folk rock supergroups of all time, and as we will soon see, they have been wearing Rolex Submariner watches for four decades. They are pictured below in this first photo in 1969 just before they played Woodstock, and Stephen Stills (center) is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner which you will see better later in this story.

Crosby, Stills and Nash are best known for their trademark sound which fuses magnificent vocal harmonies with amazing lyrics. All three band members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their music literally defended an era.

Judy Blue Eyes
Live at Woodstock 1969
Rolex Submariner

Crosby, Stills and Nash blew everybody's mind when they performed live at Woodstock in 1969, and their version of Judy Blue Eyes is just amazing!!!! As a matter of fact, Woodstock 1969 was the first time they ever performed together as a band.

Notice Stephen Stills sporting his trademark Rolex Submariner while giving this seminal performance at Woodstock in 1969!!!!. This is one of the best songs of all time!!!!

An interesting point is that in Judy Blue Eyes, Crosby, Stills and Nash sing the last chorus in Spanish, and they sing:

Que linda me la traiga Cuba,
La reina de la Mar Caribe.
Cielo sol no tiene sangre alli,
y que triste que no puedo vaya,
Oh va, oh va, va.

Translated from Spanish to English they are singing:

"Oh, what beauty Cuba brings me,
The queen of the Caribbean Sea,
Sunny Sky has no blood over there,
And how sad that I cannot go,
Oh go, oh go, go."

The band members from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came from 1960s rock bands, The Byrds, The Hollies and Buffalo Springfield. They introduced their first album in 1969 to critical acclaim.

Down By The River
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

On and off over the years, Crosby, Stills and Nash have been joined by Neil Young as seen in the following 1969 video:

BBC Live Performance with Crosby & Nash

This next set of 5 videos was shot live for the BBC in 1970 and it is really something else to see this live unplugged, acoustical performance!!!!

Stephen Stills is pictured below jamming with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones

Stephen Stills is pictured below in 1972 sporting his Rolex Submariner

Stephen Stills is pictured again in 1973 wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner

Carry On
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Live At Wembley Stadium 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are best known for their vocal harmonies and their amazing guitar playing. In this live video of Carry On, shot live at Wembley in 1974, these crispy-critters seriously rock out!!!

In the photo below, taken in 1982, we see Graham Nash on the far left with record industry super-producer, Ahmet Ertegn, and Stephen Stills on the far right.

Teach Your Children

Love The One You're With

In this next photo we see David Crosby with his wife, and he is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.
Here is another photo of David Crosby wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

In this next photo we see actress, comedian, and talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres with David Crosby. Ellen of course is a Rolex fanatic.
In this last image we see Crosby, Stills and Nash today. Their partnership has spanned over 5 decades with David Crosby and Stephen Stills wearing Rolex Submariner watches.

Marrakesh Express

Traveling Twice The Speed Of Sound

We Are Stardust

In the recent photos below we see Stephen Stills wearing his trademark Role Submariner 41 years after he wore it during Crosby, Stills and Nash seminal performance when they played Woodstock in 1969!!!!! Just amazing!!!! It is amazing how many famous guitarists wear Rolex Submariner models.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stefano Mazzario:l Macro Shot Of The Month

Stefano Mazzariol
Macro Shot Of The Month

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rolex Coolness: John Mayer Supercase Stainless Steel GMT Master

Rolex Coolness: John Mayer
Supercase Stainless Steel GMT Master

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thierry Stern CEO of Patek Philippe Voices Opinion of Rolex

...Patek Philippe On Rolex...

Thierry Stern
CEO of Patek Philippe
Voices Opinion of Rolex

Hodinkee recently published an interview of the CEO of Patek Philippe, Thierry Stern. If you are not familiar with Patek Philippe you should visit Jake's Patek Philippe World. Essentially, if Rolex is the Mercedes-Benz of watches, Patek Philippe would be the Rolls Royce of watches.

Theirry Stern, said he "respects Rolex a lot" and went on to say:

"The quality of Rolex is fantastic, and to keep that so high making as many watches as they do is incredible. I would love to see the Rolex factory, but they never let me in!"

I hope the top brass at Rolex reads this and extends an offer to Theirry to tour their facilities, and visa versa. I would love to see Rolex and Patek Philippe collaborate together in the future. I think Patek Philippe should make special complicated Rolex watches for Rolex.

Theirry Stern is pictured below with his father, Philippe Stern.


Rolex used to make really cool complicated Rolex watches, like the yellow gold Rolex Triple Date Moonphase [Reference 6062], pictured below. Rolex, it is time to get back into making beautiful complicated watches again. Time to re-discover your magnificent legacy...