Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sofi Fahrman: Swedish Journalist

...Rolex Hotness...

Sofi Fahrman
Swedish Journalist
Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton-Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Eric Clapton
A Brilliant Musical Career With Rolex Keeping His Time

Eric Clapton has enjoyed an amazing musical career. He is the only three-time Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee, as a solo artist, as well as a member of the Yardbirds, as well as Cream. Eric Clapton is arguably one of the most influential and successful guitarists of all time.

Eric Clapton is a vintage Rolex collector as well as being a Rolex Ambassador. In the photo above and below we see Eric Clapton sporting his Paul Newman Rolex Daytona on a Fatstrap, the exact way Paul Newman wore his.

Just for frame of reference, I thought I would share this photo of Paul Newman wearing his trademark Exotic Dial Daytona on a Fatstrap. If you compare the photo above and below you see that Eric Clapton's Paul Newman Daytona is absolutely true to form.

Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ad

Rolex Coolness: Eric Clapton
50th Anniversary Rolex GV Milgauss

Clapton Sporting a Rolex Submariner

Clapton Sporting a Rolex GMT-Master

Riding With The King

Eric Calpton with B.B. King. Eric is wearing his Submariner and B.B. King is wearing his trademark yellow gold Rolex President which is not visible in this picture. B.B. Kings Rolex President is as much a part of his kit as his guitar–Lucille.

Speaking of Eric Clapton and B.B. King, here they are pictured above with John Mayer, and they are all wearing Rolex watches. B.B. King, Eric Clapton and John Mayer are considered to be the greatest guitarist of their respective generations.

Of course when B.B. King plays his trademark Gibson Lucille (Model ES 355) he wears his trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date President.

In this photo Clapton is also wearing a Day Date and John Mayer is wearing one of his vintage Rolex Explorer II watches with the orange hand.

Eric's Great Buddy

Talk about a Mentor and Protege...Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton at a Crossroads Charity event. Crossroads is Eric Clapton's charity organization.

Buddy Guy is one of the greatest Blues and Rock guitarist that ever lived. If it was not for Buddy Guy's early innovation on the guitar playing style on the guitar there never would have been a Hendrix.

Buddy does not just play the guitar, he completely dominates it like I have NEVER seen anybody else do.

Eric Clapton's Rolex Watches At Auction

Eric Clapton was one of the first celebrities to get into collection vintage Rolex watches. Over the years he has auctioned many of them and donated the benefits to his charity foundation. This Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona set a world watch auction record a few years ago by selling for $505,000.

The watch is considered to be very rare because it has an "Albino" dial.

Eric Clapton's Albino Daytona

Eric Clapton once owned this Extremely Rare Rolex watch dubbed "The Yachtmaster Daytona which was a Prototype Rolex and was never offered to the public. It is fascinating to see how Rolex experimented with the nautical theme in the 60s and early 70s be creating a 39MM Yachtmaster. Of course, Rolex did not bring the current Yachtmaster to market until decades later.

Eric Clapton's Rolex Yacht-Master prototype sold at a Christie's Auction in 2003 for $125,000, and Eric Clapton donated the proceeds to his Crossroads Foundation. His Rolex Yacht-Master is picture below and appears courtesy of Christie's Auction House.

Here is another photo of Eric Clapton's Rolex Yacht-Master Prototype Reference 6239/6242. There are only 3 known examples of the Rolex Yacht-Master Prototype. The first is this one that was owned by Eric Clapton. The second one is owned by John Goldberger, and the last one is owned by Rolex and kept in their private collection and it has a special bezel [Reference 6542].

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wrist Shot of the Day: His and Hers Yellow Gold Rolex on Vacation in Hawaii

...His & Hers Wrist Shot Of The Day...

True Rolex Love
Rolex Chillin' in Hawaii

Bob sent in this great shot of his wife and him in Hawaii sporting their yellow gold Rolex watches. Bob's wife is wearing a Rose Gold Midsize 31mm Datejust with a matching Rose Gold Jubilee dial and diamonds.

Bob is wearing a yellow gold Day-Date with an ammonite dial and diamonds. Their watches were their 25th anniversary presents to each other, and they are in Hawaii in this picture.

Great wrist shot!!! Thanks for sharing with us Bob!!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

White Gold Daytona Meteorite Dial with Arabic Roman Numerals

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

White Gold Daytona
Meteorite Dial with Arabic Roman Numerals

Saturday, August 15, 2015

...Rolex Hotness & Coolness... Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger

...Rolex Hotness & Coolness...

Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are pictured below when they first started dating. Arnold is wearing his trademark yellow gold Mocha GMT master with a matt brown dial on a Jubilee bracelet.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial

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

Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial

Diego in Switzerland sent in this Beautiful Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial shot for a Platinum Day-Date.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

...The Greatest Motorcycle Racer In The World... Rolex Super Coolness: Valentino Rossi

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

Rolex Super Coolness

Valentino Rossi
9 Time Moto GP World Champion
Supercase Ceramic Rolex Submariner


Italian born, Valentino Rossi is widely regarded as the greatest Motorcycle racer in the world and in history. Valentino used to race for Ducati, but today he is back with Yahama. In the photos below we see Valentino on his Ducati Desmodicci RR.

In this next photos we see Valentino Rossi sporting his new Supercase Ceramic Rolex Submariner.

Valentino Rossi is pictured below with some of his pals, including Fernando Alonso, the Spanish Formula One racing driver (far left, with facial hair), and Felippe Massa, who is also a world-class formula 1 racer is located between them.

Rolex Submariner Standard @ Ducati

Not only does Valentino Rossi wear a Rolex Submariner, but many of his Ducati team member wear Rolex Submariner watches, as seen in the next two photos.

In the photo above, we see Valentino Rossi applying his bulldog stickers to his Ducati and in this next shot we get a close up of his Supercase Submariner.

In this next shot we see Valentino Rossi preparing his Ducati and we see another Ducati team member sporting a Rolex Submariner. I think it is fair to say that Rolex Submariner watches about in the world of Ducati.

Next, let's go to the track to see the magic of Valentino Rossi. These images just completely blow my mind!!!!!

Valentino Rossi Interview

Motorcycle News recently interviewed Valentino Rossi recently, and if you look closely, Valentino is wearing a now vintage, Red hand Explorer II. It sounds so funny to say "Red Hand Explorer II" because I am so used to saying "Orange Hand Explorer II."

In the following screen grabs you can see Valentino Rossi's Red Hand Rolex Explorer II.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Emily Vancamp Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

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Emily Vancamp
Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner

Saturday, August 8, 2015

...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day... Klaus' Rolex Dial Up Close

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

Klaus' Rolex Dial Up Close

Friday, August 7, 2015

Kelly and Calvin Klein...

...Now And Then...

Rolex Hotness & Coolness

Kelly and Calvin Klein
Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust Jubilee Bracelet

Many of the world's famous designers wear Rolex watches, including New York designer's Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Calvin Klein is considered to be one of the worlds premiere designers, and thus is should come as no surprise that through his career, he has always worn Rolex watches. In the eighties he used to wear a stainless steel Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet, and as you will see later in this article he now wears several Rolex watches including a stainless steel Rolex Daytona, and a Submariner.

Calvin Klein is picture above and below with his wife, Kelly Klein who also wears Rolex men's watches.

Calvin Klein is pictured below in recent photos, sporting his stainless steel Rolex Daytona with a white dial.

In the recent photo below, we see Kelly Klein sporing the same stainless steel Rolex Daytona model, Calvin is wearing in the photos above.

Calvin Klein is pictured below with his wife, Kelly Klein in 2015, and if you look closely you notice he is still wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A.J. Foyt and Richard Petty...

...Rolex Wearing Racing Legends...

A.J. Foyt & Richard Petty

What do racing legends A.J. Foyt and Richard Petty have in common, beside being two of the most winning race car drivers in history? Wearing Rolex, of course, and we see them hanging-out together on the 4th of July, back in 1975. A.J. Foyt is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date in the photo below, and Richard Petty has not yet began sporting his now trademark mustache...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

1962 French Rolex Ad Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

1962 French Rolex Ad
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

How cool is this totally mod French Rolex Ad from the early 1960s, which features a beautiful woman with her distinguished man sitting on the hood of his Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. Very La Dolce Vita & Mad Men.

"She Knows what a watch means for a man."