Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Orlando Bloom

...Rolex Coolness... 

Orlando Bloom

Lord Of The Rolexes

Actor, Orlando Bloom is an English actor best known for his role in 2001 as the elf-prince Leoglas in Lord Of The Rings. He also starred in Black Hawk Down, Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy and Kingdom of Heaven. In the first two photos below, we see Orlando Bloom rocking a vintage Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" on a fatstrap.

The Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" that Orlando Bloom is wearing is a Vintage Rolex Reference 1655, which was originally introduced in 1971.

Orlando is basically a vintage Rolex fanatic, up there with John Mayer–they actually look almost like brothers to me. In the next two photos we see Orlando Bloom rocking his vintage Rolex Explorer with a gilt dial.

Orlando Bloom is sitting on a track bike used for velodrome racing which is currently in vogue.

Vintage Rolex GMT Master

Vintage Rolex Submariner On A NATO Strap
[Reference 1680]

Orlando Bloom is pictured below with some friends and he is wearing his vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 on a NATO strap.

Vintage Rolex Milgauss on a Crocodile NATO


In this last image of Orlando Bloom, we see him wearing a Pro-Hunter Submariner on a NATO strap.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wrist Shot Of The Day

...Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Lady Wearing Men's 36MM Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date
Pink Mother Of Pearl Dial with Diamond Markers
Being Worn with an Hermès H Bracelet

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Mundy Peale 1953 U.S. Air Force Thunderj

...Rolex Coolness...

Mundy Peale
1953 U.S. Air Force Thunderjets

This ad for Republic Aviation is fascinating in that is discusses how Republic provided the U.S. Air Force with 4500 Thunderjets

Note: In 1953, when this Rolex Ad came out, President Eisenhower had just started his first of two terms as the President of the United States, and he was wearing the exact Rolex Datejust featured in this ad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Spirit Of The Rolex Daytona

The Spirit Of The Rolex Daytona

In this fascinating video Rolex goes into depth on the history of the Rolex Daytona. To learn much, much, much more about the amazing history of the Rolex Daytona, you can check out my story named "The Complete History Of The Rolex Daytona Cosmograph."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium Director

...Rolex Ultra-Super Coolness...

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium Director

The Launch Of 

StarTalk TV

Two-Tone Rolex Datejust

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the worlds leading astrophysicists and I wrote an article last year when he debuted his redux of the Carl Sagan Classic named COSMOS

I have fantastic news to report! Neil deGrasse Tyson loves interviewing fascinating people, especially really smart people with great scientific minds, and National Geographic TV just launched his show named StarTalk on the NATGEO Channel. You can watch the first episode below, which features and interview with George Takei who played Sulu on the original Star Trek TV Show.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Undisputed King Of The DEEP SEA: Jacques Piccard

...Rolex Ultra-Super Coolness...

The Undisputed King 

Jacques Piccard

Swiss explorer and oceanographer Jacques Piccard is pictured below with his legendary explorer father August Piccard on the Bathyscaphe Trieste in Italy in 1953 just before they set the all-time world depth record.

Jacques Piccard is pictured belwo with his son Bertrand Piccard, who, like his father Jacques and grandfather August, went on to become on of the worlds leading explorers. 

Bertrand and Jacques are pictured below in Palm Beach, Florida posing in front of the NASA Ben Franklin Submersible in 1969, which Jacques Piccard would set a new world record in, by slipping into the Gulf Stream and traveling up from Florida to Halifax Nova Scotia, in Canada, thus having traveled 1,444 miles (2,324km) in a state of neutral buoyancy, meaning it literally floated without any power. Dr. Robert Ballard took over the Ben Franklin after Piccard, years before he discovered the Titanic in its watery grave.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Actor Robert Urich wearing his Two-tone GMT Master on a Jubilee...

...Rolex Coolness...

Robert Urich
Two-Tone GMT Master on Jubilee Bracelet

Robert Urich was a famous American actor who is best known for his roles in the TV shows Vega$, where he played detective Dan Tanna, as well as staring on Spenser for Hire. Early in his career he stared in Kung Fu, S.W.A.T., Soap, and The Lazurus Man.

Robert Urich was also well known as the host of National Geographic Explorer from 1985 to 1995.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rolex Galleon Cloisonné Dial 1952 18kt | Reference 6100

1952 Rolex Galleon Cloisonné Dial
18kt Reference 6100

Monday, April 13, 2015

1926 Rolex Oyster Ad

1926 Ladies Rolex Oyster Ad

Rolex introduced the famous Rolex Oyster in 1926, and began a world-wide marketing campaign to familiarize the world with the many benefits of owning a truly waterproof watch. The following Rolex ad from 1926 is the earliest know Rolex Oyster magazine ad I am aware of, and of course you can always learn much more about The History Of The Rolex Oyster on Jake's Rolex World.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Rosie Huntington & Jason Statham A Rolex Family

...Rolex Hotness & Coolness...

Rosie Huntington
Jason Statham
A Rolex Family

Rosie Huntington and Jason Statham are one of the hottest Hollywood couples today, even thought they are both originally from England. Rosie Huntington is a Victoria Secret model, and actress, and she has been dating British actor Jason Statham for four years. Rosie is pictured below wearing a stainless steel Rolex Daytona.

Rosie Huntington is pictured below with her long-term boyfriend, Jason Statham who is wearing a vintage "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer II.

Jason Statham is pictured below wearing his vintage "Orange Hand" Rolex Explorer II, while speaking at a special movie screening of Killer Elite.

Jason Statham is one of the most popular action adventure actors today.

The Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" that Jason Statham is wearing is a Vintage Rolex Reference 1655, which was originally introduced in 1971.

In photo above we see Jason wearing a vintage Daytona, and in the video interviews below we see Jason Statham talking about his current movie he stars in named The Fast & Furious 7, and we see he is wearing a vintage Daytona.

In the photo above and video below we see Jason Statham wearing a vintage Paul Newman Black dial Rolex Daytona, which has a dial that is the reverse of the one in the video interview above.

Fast and Furious 7 Movie

The theatrical trailer for The Fast & Furious 7 can be seen below. I saw this movie recently and it is seriously action packed!!!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Star Wars Movie Collection All Digital Collection Coming Soon!

Star Wars
Movie Collection
All Digital Collection Coming Soon!

The six Star Wars movies comprise what is arguably "The most iconic movie collection of all time", and for the first time in history, they will be available for digital download from sources such as the Apple iTunes store!!! The movie will be available for purchase and download on April 10, 2015. 

I was 10 years old when the original Star Wars movie came out, and watching that first movie seriously expanded my imagination. The Star Wars movies are super iconic, just like Rolex, so this is really exciting news!!!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Rolex Cosmograph Moonphase 1957 Reference 6062

Rolex Cosmograph Moonphase
1957 Reference 6062

Rolex has a bizarre habit of recycling names. Take for instance, this Rolex ad from 1947. Notice Rolex refers to their Reference 6062 as a "Cosmograph." Recognize the world "Cosmograph?" Today Rolex refers to the Rolex Daytona as a "Cosmograph." So what does "Cosmograph" mean? According to an encyclopedia it means:

"1. The science which describes and maps the general features of the universe (both heavens and the earth), without encroaching on the special provinces of astronomy or geography. 2. A description of representation of the universe or of the earth in its general features."

My absolute favorite Rolex model in history is the Reference 6062 Moonphase with the star indices on the dial, and here is a 1947 Rolex catalog page. 

Friday, April 03, 2015

Lume Shot of The Day: Rolex Yachtmaster

...Lume Shot Of The Day...

Rolex Yacht-Master