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 17, 2015

Rolex 24 At Daytona


Rolex 24 At Daytona

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black


...Tudor Model Introduction...

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black

Today, Tudor, which is owned by Rolex, introduced an AMAZING new model named The Black Bay Black, which pays homage to the vintage 1954 Tudor Submariner. This new model is amazing on so many different levels! It has a definite vintage look, and creates the opportunity for many people to own a beautiful vintage looking Rolex for around $3500.
The Tudor Black Bay Black is the third in a series of Tudor Heritage Black Bay models, with Tudor originally introducing the Red, and Blue bezel versus first.












Monday, October 5, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Larry Ellison 2010 & 2013 America's Cup Winner with Team Oracle


...Rolex Coolness... 


Larry Ellison


The $44 Billion Man

2010 & 2013 America's Cup Winner with Team Oracle
Stainless Rolex Submariner

Larry Ellison is the founder and CEO of Oracle as well as being the sixth wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of $44 Billion. $44 Billion!!!! That makes the $6 Million dollar man sound like chump-change :-) 

Larry is also the captain of Team Oracle which won the 2010 America's Cup in sailing, and in 2013 brought the American's Cup to San Francisco, and won the 2013 America's Cup in Race 19, which is the oldest trophy in world sport!!!



You can watch the 19th Race of the America's Cup, which took place on September 25, 2013 on San Francisco Bay, which is likely the most beautiful sailing regatta amphitheater in the world. 

A few weeks prior to the 2013 America's Cup Final, I took some photos on San Francisco Bay of Team Oracle and Team New Zealand, which I published on Jake's Streets Of San Francisco World, including the one below.


The Greatest Comeback In Sports History
34Th America's Cup
San Francisco 2013

In 2013, Larry Ellison's Oracle Team U.S.A. staged what is probably the greatest and most spectacular comeback in the history of sports, where team Oracle came back from an 8-1 losing deficit, to win 8 straight races to capture the 2013 America's Cup. America' Cup is the most prestigious and sought after sailing regatta awards in the world of sailing. 










1969 Rolex America's Cup Submariner Ad
The Rolex Submariner is "A Big Tough Watch"
Single Red Submariner [Reference 1680]


It is amazing to compare the difference between the 72 feet tall catamarans that are now being raced in the Americas Cup, and comparing them to the sailboats used in 1969, as seen in this vintage Rolex Submariner ad. It is also fascinating to notice the design of the Rolex Submariner has barely changed at all. 

Talk about timeless design. Now the price is a different subject. A Rolex Submariner cost $205 in 1969, and 46 years later they cost around $8,000. The most interesting financial statistic, is the watch featured for $205 in 1969, today is worth around the same price as a brand new stainless steel Rolex Submariner, at around $8,000.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rolex Hotness: Fashion Model


...Rolex Hotness...

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
[Reference 116528]

Chung Lee is an amazing fashion photographer. He took this gorgeous photo of his Yellow Gold Daytona, on this beautiful model.