Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dr. Phil 40MM Everose Gold Daytona...

...Rolex Psychologist...

Dr. Phil

40MM Everose Gold Daytona

Phil McGraw, known as "Dr. Phil" is perhaps the best know clinical and forensic psychologist. 

Dr. Phil wears an Everose Rolex Daytona (Reference 1166505) that features a matching Everose dial with black subdials as seen in the photo above and below.
Dr. Phil is featured below on the Late Show with James Corden and notice he is wearing his Everose Daytona.

Dr. Phil was discovered by Oprah Winfrey and his Dr. Phil Show debuted in 2002 and has been running since then on the CBS TV network.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New Brand Ambassador: Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund

Britain's No. 1 in Tennis 

Becomes Rolex' Newest Ambassador 


I've mentioned before that I'm a tennis fan, so I was excited to see the talented 23-year-old British player join the Rolex family. I wasn't surprised that he was sporting the 39-mm white-dial Oyster Perpetual on his official picture. The OP has been a featured watch on Rolex website's front page lately. It is such a perfect design. 

Kyle Edmund told his Twitter followers last week that working with Rolex is “an incredible moment for me. Proud to partner with such a prestigious brand Rolex. Looking forward to being part of the team.” The announcement was made just before the Laver Cup began in Chicago, a Cup that his team won Sunday. I wrote about it on Twitter.

The Laver Cup was created two years ago by Roger Federer who approached Rolex to sponsor the championship. It was named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver who is also a Rolex brand ambassador. 

The Laver Cup is like nothing else: it pits Europe against the rest of the world and includes other tennis legends like Björn Borg, the team captain for Europe, and John McEnroe. It is fun to see so many tennis stars on one stage. Europe won.

I love the Rolex Yacht-Master that Kyle is wearing. I've tried one on at my AD. I was amazed how the Oysterflex bracelet makes it so comfortable to wear. The inside of the bracelet is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushion system that stabilizes the watch on the wrist. I also love bi-directional bezels (I don't dive but use my bezels all the time). 

It is the perfect bracelet when you're raising the Laver Cup filled with Champagne, as you celebrate a victory with Roger Federer and Björn Borg, two tennis legends, two fellow Rolex ambassadors.

"My name is Edmund, Kyle Edmund." The British athlete wears the Yacht-Master very well with a grey suit and a white shirt. The black bracelet creates a good contrast with the grey suit. The gold on the case dresses it up. Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, left, also wears a Yacht-Master. 

Below we can see both Edmund and Dimitrov (who makes a face) wearing Yacht-Masters. 

Dimitrov is also a Rolex ambassador.

This year the Laver Cup took place in Chicago, but next year the tennis stars will gather very close to Rolex headquarters: Geneva!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Quincy Jones Netflix Documentary Debuts

Quincy Jones

Netflix Documentary Debuts

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT Master II
50th Anniversary Celebration Model with Green Dial
Reference 116718LN

Quincy Jones is an international musical treasure and his career achievements as a composer and arranger are unparalleled. Netflix debuted what they referred to as the "Definitive Documentary" on Quincy Jones life, and it was AMAZING!!! Quincy sports his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master throughout the documentary as seen below.

The screenshot below from the "QUINCY" documentary shows Quincy Jones playing the piano and on his left wrist we see his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master and on his right pinkie, we see Quincy wearing Frank Sinatra's yellow gold pinkie ring he wore for 40 years until he passed away. The ring features Frank Sinatra's family crest from Sicily. Frank Sinatra left his pinkie ring to Quincy Jones who has been wearing it ever since.

Fly Me To The Moon

Quincy Jones arranged and conducted the music in the video below that features Frank Sinatra singing with Count Basie playing piano in 1965. This video is considered to be Frank's best performances of "Fly Me To the Moon." Fly Me To The Moon was the first song ever played on the moon—by Buz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 landing. At 9:00minutes into the video you can see Frank wearing his yellow gold pinkie ring as he introduces Quincy Jones.

Frank Sinatra gave Quincy Jones his nickname of "Q", and both men absolutely adored each other.

Quincy Jones produced Michael Jackson's album Thriller, is the best selling international album in history.

The Quincy Jones Documentary was directed and produced by one of Quincy's daughers and is AMAZING...

Quincy Jones learned how to play many different musical instruments when he was young and ended up focusing on playing the trumpet. Quincy (right) is pictured below with Dizzy Gillespie (center) back in 1955 in New York.

Photo above was taken by Herman Leonard in 1955 in New York City:
 Joe Gordon, E.V. Perry, Dizzy Gillespie, Carl Warwick & Quincy Jones,

Quincy Jones is pictured below with Dizzy Gillespie who is wearing his trademark Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master back in the 1960s.

It is kind of ironic that Quincy Jones is wearing a GMT-Master a half-century after the photo above was taken!

The screenshot below is from the QUINCY documenary and it shows Dizzy Gillespie wispering to country music legend Willie Neslon and notice Quincy Jones is wearing his yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master.

The wristshot below shows a straight on of Quincy Jones yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master.

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT Master II
50th Anniversary Celebration Model with Green Dial
Reference 116718LN

I have been publishing Jake's Rolex World for 11 years now, and in that time my banner has never changed, and if you look closely, on the right side you  will notice it features the 50th Anniversary Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master with the forsest green dial.
Dr. Dre 
Dr. Dre is featured in the Quincy Jones documentary is a podcast recording session that takes place at Quincy's home in Bel Air, California and notice Dr. Dre is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Masterpiece Day-Date.

In the photo below from the Quincy documentary we see a screengrab from a video that was taken decades ago, which shows a young Dr. Dre sporting a yellow Gold Rolex President.

TIGER IS BACK!!! Wins Tour Championship...


Wins Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is back as he just won his first PGA title in 5 years! This is his 80th championship win, which put him just 2 wins behind golf champion San Snead.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pete Davidson: Youngest Cast Member at SNL


Pete Davidson

SNL Youngest Star Wears Rolex


As a new season of Saturday Night Live begins next week, all eyes are on Pete Davidson who is the first SNL cast member to be born in the 1990s. In the last four years, the 24-year-old has steadily become one of the show’s most valuable players. 

Pete is from New York. His father was a firefighter who died in service during the September 11 attacks; he was last seen running up the stairs of the World Trade Center, just prior to its collapse. Pete, who was seven years old at the time, was profoundly affected by the loss. He turned to comedy to cope.

I'm a big fan of Saturday Night Live and I've been watching Pete for a while. He is truly talented. He joined the cast of SNL during the 2014 season at the age of 20! 

I always like seeing young, rising stars choosing mechanical watch brands like Rolex. Steel sports Rolexes might be in high demand, but for the youth, gold is definitely in! 

Pete is currently engaged to music star Ariana Grande. He announced the engagement on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

Bark & Jack Drinking Coffee & Talk Rolex

Bark & Jack

Drinking Coffee & Talking Rolex

Adrian from Bark and Jack recently published this fascinating video where he discusses the history of  Rolex retail pricing. I recently wrote a story that addressed some of the issues having to do with Rolex Supply and Demand which is perhaps on-point for this issue. I also discussed this issue in a video interview with Clyve, The Watch Wrangler.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...Rolex Fun In The Sun...Sean Connery & Ursula Andres

...Rolex Fun In The Sun...

Sean Connery
Ursula Andres

The photo below of Ursula Andress & Sean Connery was taken on the set of The James Bond film titled, Dr. No back in 1962, and in the photo we see Sean Connery sporting his Submariner. It crossed my mind that in a story I published in the past about Elvis Presley, he was also wearing the same 'Big Crown' Rolex Submariner model on a nylon strap, just like Sean Conner pictured below. Turns out, it is a small world after all!!!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Robert Herjavec: Rolex Shark Tank

...Rolex Shark...

Robert Herjavec

Rolex Shark Tank

Robert Herjavec is best known as being one of the Sharks on the major hit, Shark Tank. Robert was born in Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia) and at the age of 8 years old, in 1972 his family moved to Halifax, Canada, where they arrived with one suitcase and $20. His family then moved to Toronto and lived in the basement of a friend of the family for 18 months. At the time Robert spoke no English. In the photo below we see Robert wearing his Platinum Rolex Daytona, which is commonly referred to by its nickname of Playtona.

Robert's father got a job in a factory making only $76 per week and would walk to work instead of taking the bus in order to save money for his family. Robert once said that his father was "a really, really tough guy" once heard Robert complaining about how kids from school had been making fun of him and responded by telling Rober never to complain. This lack of complaining became a guiding principle for Robert and contributed significantly to his persistence. 


Robert Herjavec is one of six sharks on Shark Tank, as we see below from top left to bottom right: Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Roger Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, & Lori Greiner.

Shark Tank is one of the most popular TV shows in modern history, which features real-life entrepreneurs who get pitched on different ideas and then decide if they want to invest in them—while offering financial business advice to companies. The lighting and decoration on the set of Shark Tank is amazing! It is dimly lit and kind of reminds me of the Cheesecake Factory.

Robert Herjavec has an amazing collection of Rolex watches which features many different Daytona models as well as a white gold Submariner and a rose gold Yacht-Master.

Robert Herjavec was married in 1990 to Diane Plese and they seperated in 2014. They have two duaghters. In 2015 Robert fell in love with his former Dancing with the Stars partner Kym Johnson, and they got married in 2016. In late 2018 they had twins.