Thursday, December 17, 2015

Harrison Ford Returns As Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens






...Rolex Ultra-Super-Coolness...

Harrison Ford
Returns to STAR WARS as Han Solo 
The Force Awakens


Who is the coolest guy to ever wear a Rolex? Steve McQueen? Paul Newman? Sir Sean Connery? One could argue it would be Harrison Ford! In the photo below we see Harrison Ford reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Wars movie, which launches in theaters TODAY!!!

"Chewy, we're home!"


My two favorite movies of all time both star Harrison Ford, and they are Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and the original Star Wars. I first saw Star Wars in 1976 in a movie theater, and it completely blew my mind!!! I just saw the new Star Wars movie named, "The Force Awakens" in iMax 3D, and once again, it completely blew my mind. It has to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. I won't spoil it by giving away any details, but I will say that J.J. Abrams did an AMAZING job of writing and directing the movie. In many ways seeing the new Star Wars movie was a heartwarming homecoming of sorts.



Star Wars
The Force Awakens
Official Trailer

Below is the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer!!!!! 



Star Wars
The Force Awakens
Trailer Teasers

Bellow you can see the first two official teaser trailers for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.




In these trailers, we see Harrison Ford return as Han Solo which is really cool. In the photo below, we see Harrison Ford wearing his Rolex Datejust, as he kissed Cary Fisher, with Mark Hamill looking on. If I recall correctly, I think I remember Cary Fisher saying she and Harrison Ford had an affair offscreen, which may explain that look on her face below :-o


The screen grab below is from the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. I could not help but notice how similar it looks to the picture above, of Harrison Ford hugging Carrie Fisher. Completely unrelated, but fascinating nonetheless. 



Below are some never before seen photos of young Harrison Ford wearing his Rolex Datejust from my unpublished Rolex archive. Harrison Ford is as timeless and classic as his Rolex Datejust.







Monday, December 14, 2015

Michael Buble Platinum Rolex Daytona


Michael Bublé
Platinum Rolex Daytona
Slip A Rolex Under The Tree

I recently mentioned Rolex's Instagram Page and how it had a bunch of famous people posting selfies of themselves sporting their Rolex watches. The photo below of singer Michael Buble appears on that page.


I thought since we are coming up on Christmas, it would be nice to check out the following Michael Bublé Christmas Special.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Instagram.com/Rolex


Instagram.com/Rolex

Rolex Instagram Is Awesome

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Rolex Instagram page, I highly recommend it. Rolex initially shunned the internet, but that has really changed recently. It appears Rolex is quickly moving to the leading edge of the web and it is really evident with their Instagram page.


When I first began Jake's Rolex World in 2008 I focused on showcasing photos of people, mostly celebrates wearing Rolex watches. I did this because prior to beginning Jake's Rolex World there were ZERO sources of photos of people wearing Rolex watches. 

In other words, all the books, magazines and newspaper articles that focused on Rolex, published photos of just the watches, but I thought it was infinitely more interesting to see photos of people wearing their Rolex watches. In particular, I thought the "Human" story behind each Rolex was much more fascinating than the beautiful Rolex watches themselves.

Fast forward to today, and on the Rolex Instagram page, we see many famous Rolex wearers taking selfies and wrist shots of their Rolex watches!!! It really is amazing how far the web has come in the past eight years!!!


Speaking of Selfies, Rolex published this selfie that golf legend Jack Nicklaus took of himself, sporting his trademark yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. How cool is this!!!!!!



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

All-New Rolex.com Overhaul


All-New Rolex.com Overhaul

Today, Rolex launched the complete overhauled, brand-new Rolex.com website and it looks fantastic!!! The all-new design is super simple, yet sophisticated. Be sure to check out the new Rolex.com.






Friday, November 27, 2015

The Most Beautiful Complicated Rolex



...The Most Beautiful Complicated Rolex...

1952 Rolex Moonphase
36MM Yellow Gold: Reference 6062

People ask me all the time which Rolex I think is the most beautiful? I would say the 1950 Rolex Oyster Moonphase triple-date pictured below is definitely one of the most beautiful complicated Rolex watches ever made! This model is ULTRA-RARE for many reasons. First and foremost because it has a black dial with star and pyramid indices. This beauty is also in flawless New Old Stock (NOS) condition. What a magnificent work absolute work of art!!!





Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Jake!!!


Happy Thanksgiving from Jake!!!

Hi Everybody!!!

It is hard to believe it is already Thanksgiving again on Jake's Rolex Watch World!!! It has been another absolutely amazing year of filled with growth and amazing new Rolex historical content.

So many people have chosen to keep the time of their lives with Rolex, and the more time goes by, the more I realize how Rolex is really a universe in-and-of-itself. It's a world where the sun never sets, yet it's always daytime. 


"The First Thanksgiving" painting by Jean Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because it gives us a chance to pause and reflect on how fortunate we all are to be able to experience this amazing miracle, known as life, on this spinning marble we all share–named Earth.

Of course I realize Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday, but I believe it's as timeless and universal as a sunset or a smile :-)))

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Warmest regards,

Jake

Friday, November 13, 2015

Steve McQueen Racing At Le Mans Rolex Submariner


...The King Of Cool...

Steve McQueen

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY TRAILER

 The Man & Le Mans  

Rolex Submariner
Reference 5512


An all new documentary named Steve McQueen and Le Mans just released its first trailer, which can be seen below. This fascinating documentary covers his experience with filming his 1971 movie titled Le Mans.




STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS

Is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.


STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS debuted earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival in France. A limited theatrical release will debut in Los Angeles and New York tomorrow on November 13th, 2015. A DVD of the documentary will be released on December 1st, 2015.

The poster below is the original 1971 movie poster for Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen. So basically the documentary above is about the making of the 1971 movie.


You can watch the entire Le Mans film below, and be sure to check out the scene at 3:09 seconds into the film where you can see Steve McQueen driving his 911 in the city of Le Mans, France, and you can also see him wearing his Submariner.



Below are previously unpublished images of Steve McQueen at Le Mans in 1971. In this first photo we get a clear shot of Steve McQueen wearing his Rolex Submariner.





In the photo below we see Steve McQueen leaning against a Ferrari 512S, while taking photos with his Nikon F SLR camera with a big lens, and of course, he is wearing his Rolex Submariner.






In the photo above and below we see Steve McQueen's 1969 Porsche 917K (Chassis Number 024) swathed in Powder Blue and Marigold Orange. This rare Porsche 917 featured an air-cooled 12 cylinder 560HP mid-engine. It disappeared after the movie was made, only to come back to life in a barn-find. This amazing car will likely be auctioned, and it could easily go for over $20,000,000.




In the photo below we see Steve McQueen in front of his 911S, while filming Le Mans, and notice his Submariner, along his Persol sunglasses, with this tie-dyed shirt. Groovy Baby, Yeah!!!!



The photo below looks like a Rolex magazine ad, but I made it myself since I thought it looks really cool. Methinks if Rolex made ads like this, they would be much more inspirational than boring photos of just watches.



Perfectly Timeless Classics

Ironically, everything considered classic today was once considered to be modern. Few things have stood the test of time like Steve McQueen, a Porsche 911, and a stainless steel Rolex Submariner. The Porsche 911 ad below shows the same model Steve McQueen drove in the opening scene for Le Mans.



The Rolex ad below features the same Rolex Submariner 5512 model Steve McQueen wore in Le Mans. This vintage Rolex ad is soooo cool, and so unlike any Rolex magazine ad you would see today... 


Tuesday, November 3, 2015


...Rolex Super-Coolness...

PK Subban
Montreal Canadiens Defenseman
The $72 Million Man
(with A Heart To Match)

Two Tone Rolex GMT-Master

PK Subban is an amazing professional NHL hockey player who plays for the Montreal Canadiens. He also won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi while playing for Canada.



Nadeem is a Canadian reader of Jake's Rolex World and he wrote in and said:

Dear Jake,

First, I love your blog and check it regularly to get great bits of Rolex history and learn about who wears these timepieces that you are so passionate about!

Second, as a Canadian viewer, I have noticed PK Subban (defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens) is an avid Rolex wearer, philanthropist and internet celebrity. As a great role model and one of the few black players in the NHL, I would like to suggest you watch this and see if he is worth a post on the blog :) 

I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

All the best,
Nadeem




PK Subban recently signed a deal with his team that will pay him $72 Million, which is very impressive. PK recently announced he would be giving a $10 Million grant to help underprivileged people in hospitals, which is the largest grant ever made from a Canadian athlete. PK is pictured below in a Canadian hospital talking with a child and her mother inspiring her to recover.







Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!!!!!



Happy Halloween!!!!!

Rolex Around The World

Halloween has really become an international event as it is celebrated around the world—particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. Morton Olesen from Denmark sent in this great Halloween Lume shot showing his Rolex GMT-Master on a Rolex box, with a pumpkin jack-o-lantern in the background.



John Goldberger from Italy sent in the great Halloween photo seen below to share with you. It features a very rare and unusual one of-a-kind pink gold Rolex Datejust with a beautiful blue lapis dial from 1974 [Reference 1601].



John Goldberger is one of the top Rolex collectors in the world and author of 100 Superlative Rolex Watches which, if you don't have copy, is an excellent Rolex book. You can check out my extremely detailed review of his book by clicking here

Thanks for sharing John & Morton!!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Valentino Rossi Smokes Marc Márquez To Win @ Sepang


...The Greatest Motorcycle Racer In The World...

Rolex Super Coolness

Valentino Rossi
Smokes Marc Márquez @ Sepang
Supercase Ceramic Rolex Submariner

9 Time Moto GP World Champion

Italian born, Valentino Rossi is widely regarded as the greatest Motorcycle racer in the world and in history, having won 9 Moto GP World Championships. In the image below we see Valentino smoking Marc Márquez today @ Sepang. This event was highly controversial, as Valentino Rossi claimed that he was just defending himself.


You tryna' flex on me!!?! Don't be silly!!!




Commenting on today's event Valentino Rossi said: 

"You know unfortunately I lost a lot of time with Marc and in turn 14, I tried to go wide to get a better line to make him slow because he just rides to cause me some problems. Unfortunately he came to me and I think he crashed in that moment. It’s a shame because I think that in a normal race we can stay and fight with Jorge and we lost some more points. Valencia will be more difficult."



Valentino Rossi is pictured below wearing his Rolex Submariner with a ceramic bezel. You can learn much more about Valentino's illustrious achievements as the worlds greatest motorcycle racer in my detailed story on his career achievements.


Stefano Mazzariol Cream Colored Explorer II


Stefano Mazzariol
Cream Colored Explorer II

This excellent photo from Stefano Mazzariol is of a first generation stainless steel Rolex Explorer II with a cream colored dial and white gold applied indices and matching hands. All later generation versions of this watch have a white dial with black applied indices with black hands.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Athina Onassis Ladies Datejust...


...Rolex Hotness...

Athina Onassis
Ladies 34MM Rolex Datejust Special Edition

Athina Onassis Roussel is the maternal granddaughter and only surviving descendent of legendary Greek shipping magnatte, Aristotle Onasis.  Athina is a competitive show jumper, and as we see in the photos below Athina wears a ladies 34MM Datejust Special Edition. It appears Athina has two different models of the same Rolex watch, one with a dark dial, and one with a light dial.










Aristotle Onassis
Athina's Grandfather

The photo below shows Athina's maternal grandfather, Aristotle Onassis in 1969 watching the World Series, with his wife, Jackie Onassis, along with her children, Caroline and JFK Jr. Ironically Caroline Kennedy wears a Rolex today, and Aristotle Onasis gave JFK Jr., a Paul Newman Exotic Dial Daytona.




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