Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day—GV Milgauss

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

GV Milgauss

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Roberts White Gold Rolex Daytona

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

Roberts White Gold Rolex Daytona

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta Visits White House Wearing His Rolex President

A President Wearing A Rolex President

President Uhuru Kenyatta 

Visits White House

Republic of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife visited President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday, and I noticed President Uhuru Kenyatta was wearing a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date which is also known as "The Rolex President."

In the photos below we see First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Kenyatta walking around the White House Grounds and notice Mrs. Kenyatta is wearing a two-tone Rolex Datejust.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is seen below wearing his Ceramic LV Submariner "Hulk".

Speaking of a President wearing a President, in the photo below we see President Trump wearing his Rolex Day-Date in the photo with his daughter Ivanka.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Neil Simon: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

Neil Simon
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

Belongs To The Ages

Broadway master of comedy, Neil Simon passed away yesterday at age 91. Neil Simon is pictured below wearing what appears to be an early Rolex Oyster Date.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Interview with Clyve

Interview with Clyve

Clyve, the Watch-Wrangler just interviewed me about all things Rolex and we spoke in detail about an article I published on June 16, 2018, titled, "What Is Really Going On With Rolex Supply?"

Friday, August 24, 2018

Rolex Hotness: Véronique De Kock-1995 Miss Belgium

...Rolex Hotness...

Véronique De Kock

Miss Belgium 1995 

Véronique De Kock won the Miss Belguim beauty contest in 1995. She also competed in the Miss World pageant in 1995 and Miss Universe contest in 1996. Today Véronique is a TV personality in Belguim.

Véronique De Kock has been wearing Rolex watches for many years now as we see from all the photographs of her. In the photo above we see Véronique wearing a yellow gold Rolex Daytona, and on the photos below, taken years ago, we see her wearing a stainless steel Submariner.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rolex & the US Open

Rolex & the US Open

A few weeks ago, I published a detailed story about how Rolex has become the official lead sponsor for the US Open. Rolex just released this cool video on the US Open which begins this weekend on August 27th and runs through September 9, 2018.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bryan Ferry: Rolex Explorer

...Rolex Coolness...

Bryan Ferry

Roxy Rolex

Bryan Ferry's music influenced a generation of listeners, from his early days with Roxy Music, up through his solo career. Bryan wears a vintage stainless steel Rolex Explorer as seen in the photo below.

Bryan Ferry's vintage Rolex Explorer features a tropical dial which has faded to a beautiful brown color as seen in the photos above and below.

Bryan Ferry began his musical ascent as the singer and songwriter for the British glam art rock band Roxy Music.

Bryan is known for being a modern crooner, who was a pioneer glam rocker. He is considered to be a contemporary of David Bowie, but just like Bowie in later years, he developed a more classic sartorial style.

The next two photos of Bryan Ferry were taken by a reader of Jake's Rolex World named Hollister Lowe. 

Photo of Bryan Ferry appears courtesy of Hollister Lowe

Photo of Bryan Ferry appears courtesy of Hollister Lowe

In this next set of images, we see Bryan Ferry wearing his Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet. 

Glam Rock

This first video show Roxy Music in a live performance back on August 24, 1972, performing their now classic hit song, Virginia Plain.

The Roxy Music Video below features Bryan Ferry in 1975 singing one of his best songs, titled "Love Is The Drug". Bryan's music is super iconic 80s music and early MTVish...

Next up we see Roxy Music performing their hit song "Dance Away" which was originally broadcast on the BBC on Christmas day of 1979.

The Roxy Music Videos below show Bryan Ferry singing Avalon and More Than This in 1982.

Next, we see Bryan Ferry's hit, Slave To Love from 1985, which was featured in the blockbuster hit movie soundtrack from 9 1/2 Weeks.

All this 80s music is starting to make me remember Nagel prints. Remember Patrick Nagel? His work was pretty cool and Rolex is pretty 80s anyway, isn't it?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Studio Shot Of The Day... Milgauss GV

...Studio Shot Of The Day...

Milgauss GV

Monday, August 20, 2018

1958: Men Who Guide The Destinies Of The World Wear Rolex Watches

...Rolex Time Machine...

Men Who Guide The Destinies Of

The World Wear Rolex Watches


Who is responsible for Rolex Watch Spotting practices? Some would say it all began with Jake's Rolex World, but this 1958 Rolex magazine advertisement would suggest it was Rolex itself that originally recommended and encouraged the practice of Rolex watch spotting a half-century before Jake's Rolex World came into existence.

There are several interesting characteristics I notice when evaluating this 1958 Rolex magazine advertisement. The first is that the soldier in the forefront (with the sword) is British, and the three soldiers in the background are U.S. Marines. This is interesting as it was published only thirteen years after the Allied powers defeated the Axis powers.

Secondly, Rolex was coy about not revealing the identities of the leaders it refers to. This is because they promised the leaders they would not use their identities for commercial purposes.

Rolex gave General Eisenhower the 150th Officially Certified Swiss Chronometer Rolex, which is pictured below. When they gave it to him in 1948, it lacked a Cyclops date magnifier window, which was retrofitted later in a subsequent serving of the watch. Eisenhower was the President of the United States when the Rolex ad pictured above was originally published in 1958.

President Eisenhower appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1952 wearing his yellow gold Rolex Datejust.

President-elect Eisenhower is pictured below with current President Truman as they head to Eisenhower's Presidential Inauguration in 1952.

In this close-up photo of President Truman and Eisenhower, we clearly see the Rolex Jubilee bracelet on Eisenhower's wrist.

General Eisenhower is pictured below in his U.S. Army Uniform.

The three men in the foreground of this photo all wore yellow gold Rolex watches.

You can learn much more about the history of The Rolex President in my 11 Part series titled, "The Complete History of The Rolex President."

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Prince Of Cool: Chad McQueen

The Prince Of Cool

Chad McQueen

Rolex Submariner
Reference 5512

I recently interviewed Chad McQueen. Chad mentioned to me that his father gave him two Rolex Submariner watches when he passed away—a Reference 5512, as well as a Reference 5513. Chad has his father's charisma is one really cool dude!!! In many ways, Chad followed in his father's footsteps as we will learn in this story...

Chad McQueen in the 1980s wearing his father's Rolex Submariner

The photo below appears courtesy of Charles Tearle and shows Chad's actual Rolex Submariner Reference 5512 that his father Steve McQueen gave him before he passed away in 1980. The provenance of this watch is beyond refuting and as real as the real-deal gets.

The Queen Of Cool

Neile Adams McQueen

Chad's mother, Neile Adams McQueen (The Queen of Cool) is pictured below, and she told me that her husband, Steve McQueen purchased the two Rolex Submariner models in Zurich, Switzerland around Christmas of 1969. 

In the next photo, we see Neile Adams McQueen waiting with her husband Steve McQueen as he prepares to race at Sebring in 1970.

In the photo below we see Steve and Neile McQueen with Chad and his sister, Terry McQueen.

Below is a photo of Steve McQueen at Sebring with wife Neile, son Chad, and daughter Terry talking with Steve during a break.

In the photos below we see Chad with his father Steve McQueen on the set of Le Mans, and notice Steve is wearing his Rolex Submariner.

Steve McQueen is pictured below with his son Chad McQueen in September of 1971 at the California 500 Indycar race in Ontario, California.

In this next photo taken many years later, we see Chad McQueen with his mother, Neile, and sister Terry.

Chad's sister Terry wore a yellow gold Rolex Lady-Date as seen in the photo below on the left side. In this photo, Terry is holding her daughter Molly, who is also pictured on the right photo being held by her grandmother Neile. 

Unfortunately, Terry passed away years ago but was raised by her grandmother Neile. When I recently interviewed Neile, she mentioned that Molly has her mother's Rolex Lady-Date today. Terry and Molly are pictured again below with Terry wearing her Rolex Lady Date.

Neile is pictured below in a recent photo with her granddaughter Molly.

In this next photo, we see Chad with his mom and his first wife. Notice Chad is wearing one of his dad's Rolex Submariner models.

Chad McQueen and I also discussed how in the future he will share more details with me about his father's Rolex Submariner watches, which is very exciting!! 

Chad McQueen in the 1980s wearing his father's Rolex Submariner

The King Of Cool

Steve McQueen

Chad's dad, Steve McQueen, known as The King Of Cool is pictured below wearing his Rolex Submariner with his super-cool fold-up Person Sunglasses. I first began chronicling Steve McQueen wearing Rolex Submariner models back in 2008 in a 4-Part Profiles In Coolness series I wrote on Steve McQueen.

It is interesting to note that Chad wears his dad's Submariner on his right wrist—just like his father did.

Below we see a photo of Neile McQueen with her son Chad and grandson Steven McQueen, who is Chad's son.

Speaking of COOL—below is a photo of Steven McQueen who is Neile & Steve McQueen's grandson, and his parents are Stacey Toten and Chad McQueen. Steven McQueen is a talented actor and appears to be down to earth and very friendly.

I've written so much in the past about Steve McQueen, yet I am still in awe of how cool he really was. Long LIVE THE KING OF COOL!!!!