Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lady Gaga and David Beckham

Lady Gaga 


David Beckham 

Talk Tudor in Los Angeles

Tudor recently released this interesting video that features Tudor brand Ambassadors, Lady Gaga and David Beckham talking about their lives.

Green is Rolex's primary color in their logo, and I could not help but notice that both Lady Gaga and David Beckham both have green eyes!?!! This is so rare, as only green eyes are really rare. As a matter of fact, only 2% of the human population has green eyes...

The video interview between Lady Gaga and David Beckham was filmed in the famous Sheats-Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles, which is know for its fascinating modern architecture and views as seen below in the photo from NPR's Jeff Green.

I am not only a designer, but a design fanatic of the highest order, which is why I have always loved Rolex so much. I am also a huge fan of Architecture, and publish Jake's Architecture World. I have been meaning to do story on the Sheats-Goldstein house which was designed by John Lautner, who in the mid-1930s was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, so here are some great videos that offer a superb topographical understanding of this amazing piece of residential property with crazy view of the Los Angeles basin.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mercedes EQS: The Future of The Mercedes-Benz "S" Class

Mercedes EQS

The Future of 
The Mercedes-Benz "S" Class
All Electric Sedan

Rolex is renowned for its timeless designs coupled with enduring build quality, just like Mercedes Benz. Mercedes Benz recently unveiled a prototype of its upcoming all new Electric "S" Class Sedan which is named 'EQS', and it looks SUPER-COOL...In this video we get the first tour of this new masterpiece from Mercedes...

I don't know about you, but I almost fell out of my chair when I first saw this amazing new design...

My concern with this car, is despite its promise, Mercedes is so far behind Tesla, by the time this car is available, it may be obsolete...particularly if Tesla will be offering full autonomy...

Monday, October 28, 2019

Eddie Murphy Yellow Gold Day-Date

The Return of The King of Comedy

Eddie Murphy

Yellow Gold Day-Date

Eddie Murphy was recently on the Late show with Steven Colbert talking about how he plans to return to startup comedy as well as coming back to host Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years, and notice he is wearing his Masterpiece Rolex Day-Date.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Rolex Hotness: Cheryl Tiegs The First Supermodel In History

...Rolex Hotness...

Cheryl Tiegs

The First Supermodel In History

Many iconic females in the 1970s wore smaller Rolex watches including Charlie's Angles. Also, since the 1960s, women began wearing men's Rolex watches. T. Walker Lloyd, who is a former Rolex executive did a podcast interview with me where he told a great story about Cheryl Tiegs and he mentioned her Rolex and you can see she is wearing a Rolex Lady-Date in the photo below (Ladies, Rolex President).

Cheryl Tiegs was not only a successful supermodel, but also extremely successful as a brand ambassador for companies like Olympus Camera, and she even had her own designer signature clothing and accessory line at Sears, which from 1980 to 1989 sold close to a Billion dollars!

Cheryl Tiegs wore at least two different Rolex watches. She wore a Rolex Lady-Date on a President Bracelet, as well as two-tone Ladies Datejust.

Cheryl Tiegs became the worlds first real Supermodel in the 1970s and she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated many times.

Cherly Tiegs is pictured below with her famous husband and fashion photographer, Peter Beard, who at the time was wearing a men's Rolex Datejust.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Rolex Wrist Shot of The Day: Green Rolex Milgauss GV

...Rolex Wrist Shot of The Day...

Green Rolex Milgauss GV

@Superwatchman posted this crazy cool image of his Rolex Milgauss on a rainy day on which ended up on Instagram on #watchmania

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Captain Danny's Espresso GMT-Master

...Rolex Pilot Shot of The Day...

Captain Danny's Espresso GMT-Master

Captain Danny has been writing for Jake's Rolex World for several years now. In case you didn't know, Captain Danny is a real life Captain for Delta Airlines, and he is also a hardcore Rolex fanatic! He recently took this amazing wrist shot photo of his all black dial Rolex 'Green Hand' GMT-Master...

Monday, October 21, 2019

Rolex Daytona 2019: Eye of the Tiger

Hands-on with the 'Eye of the Tiger'

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the most famous vintage watch auction, the Paul Newman Daytona, which reached a record $17 million. I thought, why not mark the event with Rolex's most recent Daytona release, the Baselworld 2019 reference 116588, an absolute stunner that I was able to hold on its first day.

The Rolex Daytona is the world’s most recognizable sports watch. A year after the surprise release of the Rainbow Daytona, Rolex surprises us again with this model, showcasing Rolex's skills, talent and knowledge as a jeweler. 

For the new piece, Rolex replaced the tachymeter scale on the bezel with 36 trapeze-cut diamonds, and decorated the dial with swirls of black lacquer surrounded by 243 diamonds set in a snake-like pattern. There are eight diamond markers set in yellow gold. Look closer and you can see the 15, 30 and 45 markers in gold Arabic numerals. 

The watch was quickly nicknamed the 'Eye of the Tiger' by our friends at Revolution Watch, and it caught on. 

Each stone is invisibly set, meaning they appear to be securing one another—and that, in fact, is more or less the case.

After the Rolex representative handed me the Daytona and gave me a run down of the watch's specs, she simply concluded with the dial: "And the dial... the dial speaks for itself."

Indeed! I held the watch, and its design immediately played tricks on my brain. Here was the most recognizable sports watch in the world—in the most luxurious setting. Rolex decided to put the watch on a black Oysterflex adding to its sportiness. Then the 243 diamonds sparkle; the gold shines amazingly under the Rolex pressroom lights. And your brain is convinced no one does the combination, nay, the perfect balance, of sports and luxury better than Rolex. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

From Russia With Rolex Love: Adriyan Nikolayev Soviet Cosmonaut

From Russia With Rolex Love

Andriyan Nikolayev

Soviet Cosmonaut

Deputy Director of Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

One of the most fascinating things about Rolex history is the fact that we keep discovering new puzzle pieces that keep changing and enhancing the course of Rolex history. This story being a perfect case-in-point! Pointed Crown Guard (PCG) in particular...

The photo above of Soviet Cosmonaut, Andriyan Nikolayev appears courtesy of TASS and was shared by Philip from Moonwatch Universe. Philip wrote the third chapter in the 3rd edition of Moonwatch Only, and was also a recent guest on the podcast Time 4 A Pint where he discussed A Brief History of Watches in Space

In the photo above which was taken in August of 1963 we see Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin (left), Pavel Popovich (second left), German Titov and Andriyan Nikolayev (right). Andriyan Nicolayev was the third cosmonaut to travel into space.

Nikolayev traveled to the United States in 1971, where he met with NASA Astronauts who gave him signed photos.

Many U.S. Test pilots and NASA Astronauts wore Rolex GMT-Master models, including to and on the moon! What would you think if I told you a Russian Cosmonaut wore a GMT-Master before an American Astronaut? It's hard to belive but true as we see in the photo below taken in 1965 that shows Russian Cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev sporting his Pepsi GMT-Master in photos with his wife and daughter discovered by Nick Gould. To the best of my knowledge this predates any American Astronaut wearing a Rolex GMT-Master.

As a Soviet Cosmonaut, Andriyan Nikolayev was number 3, and flew two space flights. His wife, Valentina Tereshkova is pictured below with their daughter, Elena who is considered the first space child in history, since both her parents with spacefarers.

Adriyan Nikolayev was married to Valentina Tereshkova (pictured above and below) and she was the first women in Space, whereby in 1963 she orbited earth 48 times in her Vostok-6 over the course of 3 days!!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rolex GMT Masterpiece...

Black Ice Masterpiece

I have never been crazy about precious stones on a Rolex dial or bezel, but when Rolex began blinging out Rolex GMT II models in 2012 I thought is was so tastefully done. It really is a masterful work of art!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Breaking Bad: Aaron Paul El Camino Movie Debut

Emmy Award Winner

Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul

El Camino Movie Debut

Aaron Paul is famous for his role as Jesse Pinkman on the Blockbuster show named Breaking Bad which can be seen today on If you are not familiar with Breaking Bad, which ran for 5 seasons from 2008 to 2013 (62 episodes), it is arguably one of the greatest binge worthy TV series of all time, up there with The Sopranos, Downton Abbey, The Man In The High Castle, and Mad Men. Breaking Bad was nominated for 58 Emmy awards and won 16 times.

Last night Netflix debuted a full length movie named El Camino, which picks up where the Breaking Bad series left off. I watched El Camino and thought is was Superb! Below you can watch the trailer:

Aaron Paul is pictured below with his super iconic co-star, Bryan Cranston who played Walter White on Breaking Bad, which originally aired on AMC.

Bryan Cranston

Walter White

Bryan Cranston ironically appears to wear the exact same Rolex Datejust that Aaron Paul wears.

Aaron Paul is pictured below wearing his stainless steel Rolex Datejust.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Inside Rolex: Instagram Animations

Some say Instagram was made for watch lovers. Rolex's account, which has garnered 10 million followers, is just beautiful. Maybe it's the engineer in me, but I love the quick animation posts showing the inner-workings of the watch that Rolex sometimes shares on Instagram. I was able to pull some of my favorites and display them here.

Take a look at the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, which is one of the 400 innovations patented by Rolex in the last 90 years. When Rolex watches have solid case backs, it is nice to see this:

Below is the Rolex silicon hairspring in action: 

I also love the animation of the vertical clutch of the Daytona. It works on the principle of friction contact between two discs, like the clutch in a car:

Below is the Triplock winding crown of a GMT-Master II, which has three sealed zones fitted with high-performance gaskets:

Another Rolex invention is the gas escape valve for the Sea-Dweller. It allows the helium trapped in the watch to be released at a given pressure during decompression. It is a one-way safety valve:

The very comfortable, yet robust Oysterflex. This animation shows the superlastic metal blade inside the Oysterflex:

The Rolex Deepsea can resist massive pressure exerted by water at the depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), equivalent to a weight of about four tonnes on the watch:

Finally, let's take a look at the perpetual calendar of the Sky-Dweller. A "satellite" wheel rotates and orbits a fixed "planetary" wheel in one month. One of the satellite’s fingers receives an additional impulse on the four 30-day months, making the calendar disc jump from the 30th to the 1st to display the correct date: