Thursday, March 29, 2012

James Cameron
Official Rolex DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Quote

This last weekend was very busy on Jakes' Rolex World as I chronicled in real-time, James Cameron's attempt to submerge into the deepest known part of the ocean. James Cameron submerged into the ocean abyss with a Rolex DEEPSEA CHALLENGE watch attached to the robotic arm on his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible. And now for the moment we have all been waiting for!!! reports James Cameron's quote:

"The Rolex Deepsea Challenge was the reliable companion throughout the dive; it was on the sub's manipulator arm and working precisely at 10,898 meters down at the bottom of the Challenger Deep. It's a tremendous example of know-how, and an ideal match for the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible." –James Cameron [National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence].

The Great White Rolex Submariner

The Great White Rolex Submariner
White Dial: Reference 6204
The Oreo Cookie

This is a most unusual Rolex Submariner Rolex, and certainly one of the rarest in the world. Why? Because it has a white dial. This watch has been confirmed by Rolex in Geneva to be completely authentic. So how does it have a white dial? It was likely a prototype dial. Not a prototype in the sense that Rolex thought about making the watch with a white dial, but apparently Rolex used to make first generation prototype dials in white, and this is likely one of them. This image appears courtesy of

I typically refer to the combination of a sports Rolex with a black bezel and white dial as an Oreo Cookie Rolex, because it reminds me of a Oreo Cookie that has been split in half ;-P