Sunday, February 3, 2019

Tom Brady The Greatest Quarterback In History

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Tom Brady

The Greatest Quarterback In History

Tom Brady wins 2019 Superbowl. Image appears courtesy of Getty Images Ronald Martinez 

Six Time Super Bowl Winner!!!!!!

In today's Super Bowl Tom Brady stepped into history to become the first quarterback in history to shatter the record to win 6 Super Bowls. Keep in mind this was after he set the all time record to become the first quarterback to win 5 Super Bowls. This is likely a record that will NEVER be broken again by anybody, expect perhaps Tom Brady himself.

Pictured above we see Tom Brady in Super-bowl 50. It was the first Super Bowl in 50 years of history that went into overtime, and in the most dramatic fashion, the New England Patriots pulled off what could easily be called a miracle. 

Rolex Day-Date

Tom Brady is pictured below wearing his Rolex Day-Date on a President Bracelet.

Rolex Milgauss

Tom Brady is pictured below wearing his 50th Anniversary GV Rolex Milgauss, which has the classic green sapphire crystal and orange lighting-bolt hand.

In the photos above Tom Brady is wearing his 50th Anniversary GV Rolex Milgauss on a Rolex Oyster Bracelet, and in the photo below from a GQ photo shoot, he is wearing his Milgauss on a black alligator strap.

The photo below is of a 50th Anniversary Rolex Milgauss which is the same model Tom Brady is wearing in the photos above. It is an unusual looking watch in the sense it has a bright Kelly green sapphire crystal coupled with an orange lightning bolt second hand.

Tom Brady is married to Brazilian super-leggy-model Gisele Bündchen, and the are pictured below together.

Adam Levine Rockin' His Rainbow Daytona during the Superbowl Halftime Show...

Adam Levine

Pepsi Superbowl Halftime Show



Everose Reference 116595 RBOW 

Adam Levine, who is a died-in-the-wool Rolex fanatic and the singer of Maroon 5 performed this evening during the Pepsi Halftime show and he was rocking his Everose Rolex Rainbow Daytona as seen in the pictures below

Rolex introduced the Rainbow Daytona in Everose Gold last year at BaselWorld in Switzerland. 

Adam Levine's performance became a little controversial when he took off his shirt during his Pepsi Halftime performance and exposed all of his tattoos, thus making some kind of bold declarative statement of sorts. Adam was born in Los Angles, California which may explain his "CALIFORNIA" tattoo. 

Below is a recent photo of Adam Levine wearing his Rainbow Daytona.

Jimmy Buffett Sings National Anthem @ Superbowl

Jimmy Buffett

Sings National Anthem @ Superbowl

Rockin' His Rolex SKY-DWELLER

Jimmy Buffett performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this today and he was wearing a Rolex Sky-Dweller as seen in the photo below. 

His performance of the National Anthem was controversial as he seemed to sing it out of key with zero enthusiasm. 

Then he dropped the microphone on the ground. I'm guessing it was some kind of weird political statement or something?

There have been many interesting and funny tweets regarding Jimmy Buffett's performance, but this one by Foster The People was hilarious. If you really want a good laugh, click on the tweet to go to Twitter and check out all the comments!:

SEALAB Documentary Coming On PBS American Experience...

SEALAB Documentary

American Experience

Airing on PBS February 12, 2109

Today I spoke on the phone with a few surviving members of the U.S. Navy SEALAB program and one of them mentioned PBS is planning to air their SEALAB Documentary on February 12, 2018!!! I collaborated with one of the research team members on this upcoming American Experience documentary to provide insight and images to help with their production as I have written so extensively about SEALAB and Scott Carpenter in the past. Below are several trailers for the documentary.

American Experience is also debuting documentaries on SEALAB's Scott Carpenter as well as Dr. George Bond, which will be aired for the first time on February 5, 2019 and you can check out their trailers below.

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on." –Jacques-Yves Cousteau 

SEALAB's Doctor Bond being interviewed with Conshelf's Jacuqes-Yves Cousteau

So what does this have to do with Rolex? A lot. In particular it has to do with the development of the Rolex Submariner, and in particular the development of the SEA-DWELLER. At the crossroads between the Submariner and SEA-DWELLER there is one central figure and that is the greatest explorer that has ever lived, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

Another key character in this Story is NASA Astronaut Scott Carpenter who is pictured below. Back in 2008 I had the opportunity to interview Scott Carpenter and published a podcast of our conversation.

After Scott Carpenter flew his mission during Operation Gemini at NASA he was fascinated with Jacques-Yves Cousteau and ended up becoming an Aquanaut for the U.S. Navy SEALAB program. 

"The Rolex Submariner & Rolex SEA-DWELLER have a cachet that is unmatched by any other watch. The Rolex brand is the most highly respected in my book. The Rolex Submariner was the preferred diving watch for U.S. NAVY SEALAB Divers." –Scott Carpenter

In the photo below we see Scott Carpenter wearing his SEA-DWELLER and which is also pictured below in an exclusive photo of his watch he took for Jake's Rolex World. 

SEALAB was one of the most ambitious aquatic undertakings by the U.S. Navy.

In the photos above and below we see the SEALAB underwater habitat, that the first American Sea-Dwellers lived in.

In this next photo we see a photo of a bunch of the members of SEALAB posing for a picture.

In the photo above we see Scott Carpenter in the front row center wearing a suit, and in the photo below we see Scott in the front row second from the left.

In this next image we see Scott Carpenter with legendary U.S. Navy Aquanauts Bob Barth, and Wilbur Eaton preparing to dive down to the SEALAB 2 Habitat in 1965.

U.S. Navy SEA-LAB Aquanauts: Bob Barth, Wilbur Eaton & Scott Carpenter
Team 1 Preparing To Dive Down To SEA-LAB 2 Habitat [August 28, 1965]

Rolex co-developed the SEA-DWELLER with U.S. NAVY SEALAB program. I originally learned this from interviewing Scott Carpenter who put me in touch with retired Rolex U.S.A. executive T. Walker Lloyd who essentially was the liaison between Rolex and SEALAB. I became close with T. Walker Lloyd and spent many hours interviewing him. To date I have published 3 hours of podcasts of those interviews which are absolutely fascinating!!! 

In the photo below we see Jacques-Yves Cousteau's son, Philipe Cousteau who was on the dive team for both Operation Conshelf, as well as on SEALAB 3.

Yes. I have seen some previously unpublished historical video that will debut in this video and there will be new Rolex history revealed in the upcoming documentary on SEALAB!!!

American Experience: Sealab On a February day in 1969, off the shore of northern California, a US Navy crane carefully lowered 300 tons of metal into the Pacific Ocean. The massive tubular structure was an audacious feat of engineering - a pressurized underwater habitat, complete with science labs and living quarters for an elite group of divers who hoped to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor. The Sealab project, as it was known, was the brainchild of a country doctor turned naval pioneer who dreamed of pushing the limits of ocean exploration the same way NASA was pushing the limits of space exploration. As Americans were becoming entranced with the effort to land a man on the moon, these divers, including one of NASA's most famous astronauts, were breaking depth barrier records underwater. Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized the way humans explore the ocean.

Vintage Rolex Submariner Brochure [Reference 5513]

Vintage Rolex Submariner Brochure

[Reference 5513]

"In the twilight of the deep waters one of the most vital items of a diver's equipment is his watch. The "Submariner" was the world's first watch designed especially for skin and deep sea divers, 100% waterproof to a depth of 660 feet, is has a calibrated outer bezel which allows the accurate and correct timing of decompression periods."