Monday, January 26, 2015

Rolls Royce & Rolex Vintage Rolex Ads

Rolls Royce & Rolex
Vintage Rolex Ads

Some would say that Rolex has always been the Rolls Royce Of Watches. I always perceive Rolex as being more the Mercedes-Benz of watches, but it is fascinating to take a look back at these vintage Rolex ads. The first Rolex ad below from 1938 places Rolex on the same page with Rolls Royce, and the second vintage Rolex ad covers the CEO of Rolex, Sir David Plastow who wears a two-tone Rolex Datejust. Fascinating!

Vintage Rolex ads appear courtesy of the Concannon Collection

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jimmy Buffet Keeping The Time Of His Life with Rolex

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Jimmy Buffet
The Man from Margaritaville

Keeping The Time Of His Life with Rolex

Since Jimmy Buffett was born on Christmas in 1946, I thought it would be great to check him out for this rockin' Rolex Christmas. Jimmy Buffett is best known for his song, Margaritaville  which was a mega-hit in 1977. 

Jimmy Buffett's music is known as "Island Escapism", which is a form of country folk music, coupled with pop music, with tropical themes running through his lyrics. This form of music is also know as Gulf & Western. We see Jimmy Buffet pictured above and below in 1977 wearing his Rolex GMT Master. I could not help but notice the anchor Jimmy Buffet is wearing around his neck in the photo above and below look a lot like the the one that comes in the box with the Rolex Submariner.

Jimmy Buffett 1977

Jimmy Buffett was a Protégé of Jim Croce, who also wore a Rolex sports watch. When Jim Croce died, ABC Dunhill chose Jimmy Buffet to take Jim Croce's place. In the video below we see Jimmy Buffett performing Margaritaville, back in the 1970s, and he is wearing his yellow gold Rolex GMT.

In the recent photo below, we see Jimmy Buffett performing with stainless steel GMT Master on his wrist. Jimmy Buffett is more popular today than ever, and he is one of the hardest working live musicians. Jimmy Buffett is a cultural phenomenon in many ways, and has a following of fans which have a commonly used nickname of Parrotheads

There is even a special nickname for Jimmy Buffett's younger fans, as well for the children of Parrotheads, which are referred to as Parakeets, or Keets. Jimmy Buffett's immense popularity with his highly dedicated fans would be akin to Deadheads who would follow the Grateful Dead all over the place, thus the similarity between Parrotheads, and Deadheads.

Jimmy Buffett is an amazing man, and an accomplished airplane pilot, and sailor, and surfer. His life is filled with many amazing lifetime achievements. Today, Jimmy owns a line of restaurants named Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. He also owns casinos under the same name and other business ventures. The video below was shot on Google campus, and features a great discussion from Jimmy Buffett, as well as a performance.

The photo below shows Jimmy Buffett at game five of the eastern conference semifinals on May 15, 2013, and Jimmy is rockin' a Rolex Sky Dweller.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Rolex Equestrian Shot Of The Day

Rolex Equestrian Shot Of The Day

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sylvie van der Vaart Huge Rolex Fan

...Rolex Hotness...

Sylvie van der Vaart
Huge Rolex Fan

There is nothing sexier in my mind, than a gorgeous woman wearing a man's Rolex. Sylvie van der Vart is  married to Rafael van der Vaart, who is a famous soccer player from the Netherlands. In 2003 she was voted Netherlands Sexiest Female. While she typically wears a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date on a matching Rolex Oyster bracelet, she is pictured in the first photo wearing a stainless steel Rolex on a matching Oyster bracelet.

Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date on an Oyster Bracelet

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Pedro's Rolex Oyster Cushion Case

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Pedro's Rolex Oyster Cushion Case

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Macro Shot Of The Month: Klaus' Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner Dial

Macro Shot Of The Month

Klaus' Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner Dial

Klaus from Germany took this crazy-amazing Macro shot of his yellow gold Rolex Submariner dial. This photos is just mind-boggling!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day: Richard's Two-Tone Rolex Yachtmaster

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

Richard's Two-Tone Rolex Yacht-Master
with Mother Of Pearl Dial