Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Rolex Coolness: John Huston Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Quartz Datejust

...Academy Award Winning Director...

...Rolex Coolness...

John Huston
Apple Think Different Poster

Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Quartz Datejust

Movie directing legend, John Huston is pictured below in a vintage Apple "Think Different" Poster, sporting his stainless steel Rolex Oyster Quartz. This vintage Apple poster may become ironically prescient in several weeks, when Apple CEO, Tim Cook will likely showcase their iWatch smartphone platform at the WWDC Keynote in San Francisco, at the Moscone Center.

You also have to wonder what role Rolex may or may not play in smart watches in the future. The supreme irony in this poster is that John Huston appears in an Apple "Think Different" poster, and he is wearing a Rolex OysterQuartz, and of course Rolex and the entire Swiss watch industry was caught way off guard in the last major round of smart watch history, when the Swiss watch consortium that included Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Omega developed quartz watch technology in Switzerland, under the Beta 21 program, and then failed to take implementation action. 

The Japanese watch industry ended up wreaking havoc on the Swiss Watch industry. So it appears the Swiss watch industry is slated to undergo another major revolution with this newest round of smart watches, so one can't help but wonder how Rolex will redact this time around. As they say, time will tell. 

John Huston's career achievements were amazing and he directed many movies which are now considered classic, like, The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), Moulin Rouge (1952), Moby Dick (1956), The Misfits (1960), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Prizzi's Honor (1985).