Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Robert Scheidt

...Rolex Coolness...

Robert Scheidt
Rolex Yacht-Master II

World's Top Sailor

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Beautiful Red Stella Dial Day-Date

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

A Beautiful Red Stella Dial Day-Date
with Florentine finish Bezel and President Bracelet
[Reference 1811]

Steve P. took this superb photo of his rare and unusual Rolex Day-Date with a red lacquered Stella Dial and Bark Finished Bezel and Presidential bracelet. Stella dials are dials that have rich popping colors and are sought after by vintage Rolex collectors. This watch has a Florentine-finish bezel and bracelet which looks a little like a "bark" finish. This unusual  bezel and bracelet finish is sometimes referred to as a "Moiré" finish, as well.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rolex Macro Shot: GMT Coronet

...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day...

Rolex GMT Coronet Shot by Chris B.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eric Goode: A Great Man...

...Saving Endangered Species of Turtles...

Eric Goode
A Great Man
Rolex Datejust

Eric Goode is a great man, who has made it his mission in life to protect endangered species of turtles from all over the world. Be sure to check out the 60 Minutes video story.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rolex Oysterdate Star Dial

Stefano Mazzariol
Rolex Oysterdate Star Dial
[Reference 6066 from 1953]

This is a very rare stainless steel Rolex Star Dial Oyterdate from the early 1950s. It features a Rolex Super Oyster case and the star markers at 6 and 9 o'clock.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

All-New: STAR WARS Episode VII Trailer


Episode VII Trailer

What is as classic and iconic as Rolex? Star Wars, and here is the first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie, directed by J.J. Abrams, which is scheduled to launch in December 2015. I saw the very first Star Wars movie when I was 10 years old, and as with many in my generation, it seriously awakened my imagination. May The Force Be With You!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day Bernhard's Rolex Reference 6263 Chronograph

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day
Bernhard's Rolex Reference 6263 Chronograph

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rolex Hotness: Lindsey Vonn-Gold Medal Olympic Skier

...Rolex Hotness...

Lindsey Vonn
Gold Medal Olympic Skier
Diamond Set Rolex Datejust

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Steve McQueen & Paul Newman The Towering Inferno Movie [1974]

...The Kings Of Rolex Coolness...

Steve McQueen & Paul Newman
The Towering Inferno Movie [1974]

What could be cooler than a movie starring Steve McQueen wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner? A movie with Paul Newman co-staring with him!!!

The two most famous actors who wore Rolex starred together in this movie named The Towering Inferno, which set a high-water mark for early 1970s action adventure movies. In 1974, nothing was cooler than Steve McQueen and Paul Newman!!!!!

Steve McQueen is pictured below sporting his trademark Rolex Submariner.

Of course, The Towering Inferno was an action adventure movie, and in these next shots we see Paul Newman and Steve McQueen James Bonding it up!!!

When I say "James Bonding it up" if you have ever worn a Rolex Submariner and you know what I mean, you will recognize this next pose in this image that shows Steve McQueen sporting his trademark Rolex Submariner ;-)

To learn much more about the Towering Inferno, check out the update Part 3 of the Steve McQueen Rolex Story.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Carlos Slim World's Wealthiest Man...

...The $75 Billion Man...

Rolex Coolness: Carlos Slim
World's Wealthiest Man
Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona

Carlos Slim is from Mexico and he is regarded as the wealthiest man on Earth today, with personal holdings worth approximately $75 Billion!!! Carlos is pictured below sporting his stainless steel Rolex Daytona. It is interesting, a quarter century ago, the Rolex President (Day-Date) was considered to be the International Mark Of Success, and in may ways today, the stainless steel Rolex Daytona is considered to by the International Mark Of Success.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aaron Lewis Staind Lead Vocalist

...Rolex Coolness...

Aaron Lewis
Staind Lead Vocalist
Live Performance of Something To Remind You

Over the years on Jake's Rolex World I have published many music videos that showcase amazing singers, and live performances. Today we take a look at Aaron Lewis performing with his band named Staind, and I have to say this is the most hauntingly brilliant vocal performance I ever recall publishing. As we see Aaron is wearing a white gold or platinum bejeweled Rolex Day-Date.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Niklas-Zennström Founder of Skype and Kazaa

...Rolex Coolness...

Niklas Zennström
Founder of Skype and Kazaa
Two-Tone Rolex Yacht-Master

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish entrepenuer and he is best known for founding Skype and Kazaa. Niklas is also a passionate yachtsman. His sailboat named the Rán II won the Rolex Fastnet race in 2009 and 2011.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rolex Oyster Reference 1530 Stainless Steel...

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

Rolex Oyster Date

This is an unusual Rolex Date, because it is a Rolex Date in an OysterQuartz case.

Photo Credit: Hannes (JBK)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vintage Rolex Day-Date Dealers Point Guide

Vintage Rolex Day-Date
Dealers Point Guide

If you are a daily reader of Jake's Rolex World, you know I am absolutely fascinated with vintage Rolex magazine advertisements and brochures. I am also fascinated with internal Rolex Dealer Point Guides, which served to educate salespeople at authorized Rolex dealers by giving them "talking points." Since in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in Autumn heading into winter, I thought it would be on-point to share this with you.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Rolex Paul Newman Daytona From Italy...

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

A Rolex Paul Newman Daytona From Italy

Roberto from Italy took this superb photo of his Paul Newman exotic dial Rolex Daytona. Talk about the power of simplicity.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Introducing The All-New GoPro Hero 4 4K GoPro Arrives

...Random Video Of The Day...

Introducing The All-New GoPro Hero 4
4K GoPro Arrives

The 4K Revolution is upon us. What is 4K? Some call it UHD, which stands for Ultra-High Definition. Some refer to it as 4K2K, which basically means resolution which exceeds 4000 pixels on a display device or video. In the simplest analysis, 4K, is the next major step after 1080P video. 

GoPro cameras have revolutionize the world of vide, and they are about to do it again with the introduction of their all-new Hero4, which shoots 4K video. The video below from GoPro shows just how amazing 4K footage captured with the new GoPro looks. 

Make certain that when you watch the video, you first click the play button in the middle of the video window, then click on the full-screen button located in the bottom right-hand corner of the video window, then be sure to click on the resolution box located in the bottom right hand corner of the YouTube window, and make certain you select the highest resolution option with is 2160P (4K). After it switches to 4K, I would restart the video from the beginning by clicking on the beginning of the red video timeline strip at the bottom of the video.

So what does this have to do with Rolex? Nothing! It is just really cool, kind of like the dude who appears in the GoPro video rockin' an iced-out Rolex Daytona while he drives his Lambo...Lookin' like he is too sexy for your cat ;-)

On a serious note, the new GoPro is a seriously revolutionary video camera, and the screen grab below is from the same amazing video, and the quality is just amazing!!!

By the way, the video begins with an Ausie saying "Life is either an incredible adventure or it is nothing at all." This is a play on Helen Keller's quote that "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing!!!"

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rolex, "Sushi Submariner"

Rolex Food Shot Of The Day
Sushi Submariner
[Reference 16610LV]

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sir Sean Connery James Bond Submariner

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Sir Sean Connery
James Bond Submariner

I am working on some really cool unpublished James Bond Rolex history, so I thought I would share this image with you of Sir Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on chillin' on the set of Dr. No in 1962. Notice Sean Connery sporting his big crown Submariner.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Charlie Rose Rolex DEEP-SEA D-Blue Dial Edition

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Charlie Rose
D-Blue Dial Edition
Greatest Interviewer In History

Over the seven years I have been publishing Jake's Rolex World, there have been certain famous people who I have seen, and thought, why don't they wear a Rolex? They would look great with a Rolex! One such person, I always hoped to see wearing a Rolex was Charlie Rose, but he always only wore skinny dress watches with his Ralph Lauren suits. Recently, I was watching Charlie Rose, and I was shocked to see him rockin' a Rolex DEEP-SEA SEA-DWELLER, D-Blue Dial Edition!!!

Charlie Rose is not only one of my role-models, but is arguably the greatest interview in history! Now if I could just find a photo of Cary Grant wearing a Rolex, I would feel like I chronicled every super-cool guy in history that ever wore a Rolex!

I was watching Charlie Rose interview Apple CEO Tim Cook, and in the second part of the interview, when he is done interviewing Tim Cook, he next interviews industrial designer Yves Behar, which was where I noticed Charlie wearing his Rolex DEEP-SEA.

Ironically, the Tim Cook's very passionate interview begins with a discussion of the Apple Watch, which I have been covering extensively on Jake's Rolex World.

In the photo below we see Charlie Rose interviewing Yves Behar, and in this photo you can see the unmistakably unique side profile of the Rolex DEEP-SEA on Charlie Rose's wrist.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Watch Update Apple V. Rolex

...Apple Watch Update...

Apple v. Rolex

"All innovation is typically greeted with excitement from a select few and skepticism from the vast majority." –Marilyn Loden

A few weeks ago when Apple introduced the Apple Watch, which I covered extensively. My first article was titled "The Moment Of Truth Is Upon Us: Apple v. Rolex-Designed In California v. Made In Switzerland." Next I published a story named "Apple Watch Launches! Is This The Rolex Killer? What An Apple Watch Could Mean For Rolex."

In these detailed articles I argued Apple just upset the horological apple cart and potentially poses a significant threat to the entire Swiss watch industry, and particularly Rolex.

In the seven years I have been publishing Jake's Rolex World, this has likely been the most controversial subject topic. I received many emails from readers, and other chimed in with comments. I believe the advent of the Apple watch is a seminal event in horology, so much so, I quietly started Jake's Apple Watch World which I intend to make the definitive Apple Watch Online Magazine.

So obviously I am fascinated with the Apple Watch and think it is a serious game-changer. Does this mean I have lost my passion for Rolex and Rolex History? Absolutely not!!! Rolex always has been and always will be my favorite watch brand, and you can rest assured I have a great deal of passion for the Rolex brand, and in the future, I will be publishing much more fascinate Rolex history and insight.

So what is the this article all about? John Brownlee from recently published a story named "The Apple Watch is thin as a Rolex." What does this have to do with anything? This illustrates my original point, that Rolex is the standard by which all others are judged and measured. This is just the beginning.  In the months and years to come I believe we we will see more and more comparisons between Apple and Rolex watches. I don't intend to cover much more Apple Watch news on Jake's Rolex World, so if you are interested, I recommend following Jake's Apple Watch World.

The article below is fascinating as it compares the thickness of the new Apple Watch to the Thickness of Rolex Watches. Once again, Rolex being the "Gold Standard" by which all other are typically judged. 

Historically, Rolex has been considered to be the International Mark Of Success. The real question is what does "Success" mean, and how will it be measured as we progress into the digital age in the opening decades of the 21st Century?

As previously mentioned, there has been much controversy around my opinion on the potential effect the Apple watch could have in the long-term with Rolex. 

It almost seems like I became a naysayer when it came to Rolex. The reality is that I have been completely straight-forward about my opinions, and in the time since I published the previous articles I have had some more epiphanies.

I realized that Apple's success in the marketplace could actually benefit Rolex, since whole new generations will grow to appreciated the value proposition of wristwatches.

Also, my fellow blogger, Maria pointed out that she caries her iPhone everywhere she goes, and thus she does not need an Apple watch, since her iPhone will do everything the watch will but better.

As they say, time will tell, so it will be interesting to see how things play themselves out. Jake's Apple Watch World is still in its infancy, but I intend to continue covering all things Apple Watch, which should be fascinating!!! I added the banner below to all of my Online Magazines which you can always find at the bottom of all my blogs. You can click on the banner below to visit Jake's Apple Watch World:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tom Cruise Mission Impossible-Gost Protocol Tudor Heritage Chronograph

...Rolex Tudor Coolness...

Tom Cruise
Mission Impossible-Gost Protocol
Tudor Heritage Chronograph

A few years ago Tom Cruise starred in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, which was the fourth in the series of Mission Impossible movies. Basically, Tom Cruise plays an American James Bond kind-of-guy. I actually really enjoyed watching the movie because it was so well done, and the special effects were great!

Dan Pierce took a photo of his Tudor Heritage Chronograh which is pictured below. This is the same watch Tom Cruise is wearing in the photos above and below.

Jeremy Renner is picture above on the right and in the photo below sporting his stainless steel Rolex Submariner.