Wednesday, June 30, 2021

DAYTONA METEORITE DIAL



DAYTONA METEORITE DIAL

ROLEX Meteorite dials are amazing as each one has a unique pattern. Rolex's beautifully written description waxes ever so poetically:

METEORITE AND BLACK DIAL

FROM ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM: 

Meteorite comes from the heart of an asteroid or possibly even a planet that has exploded, propelling material across the Solar System until chance brings it into our planet’s orbit and gravity pulls it to Earth. During its journey, the centre of the meteorite is gradually transformed, producing highly unusual metallic patterns, resulting from the very slow cooling of molten asteroid cores. The designers at Rolex create from these configurations a unique treasure for some of the most prestigious models, including this Cosmograph Daytona.



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Rolex "Egyptian" Day-Date


1985 Rolex "Egyptian" Day-Date 
36mm Oysterquartz: Reference 19028

This stunning Rolex Egyptian Day-Date photo is from Antiquorum, and is features this over-the-top trippy Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz that was made in 1985. The watch features this really unusual walnut dial, with a bezel with pyramids running around it, as well as down the bracelet. It seems like every time I think I am have come close to seeing it all with Rolex, I come across something else...Is Ronald Reagan still the President? You gotta love the eighties...

Monday, June 28, 2021

Every Rolex Tells A Story: U.S. NAVY GMT-MASTER


Every Rolex Tells A Story

 U.S. NAVY GMT-MASTER

This is a super-fascinating Rolex ad from the 1960s that offers a first hand account from a U.S. Navy Pilot who went through a harrowing experience with his trusted Rolex on his wrist when he was violently ejected from his airplane. This vintage Rolex ad appears courtesy of AdPatina.com.


 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer: On The Evolution of The Rolex Oyster







Wimbledon 2021

June 21 - July 12, 2021

It's that time of the year again and Wimbledon is in full swing so I thought it would be fun to hop in the Rolex Time Machine with Tennis G.O.A.T. Roger Federer and go back to 1926 to check out the first Rolex Oyster.


Roger Federer 

On The Evolution of The Rolex Oyster


I couldn't help but notice that there is a photo of Rolex's brilliant founder, Hans Wilsdorf sitting on the table next to Roger Federer. One thing Wilsdorf & Federer have in common is they are both The Greatest of All Time.




Nick Gould discovered the photo below and see Roger Federer at a 2021 Wimbledon Press conference and he is rocking his Rolex Oyster Perpetual with the yellow Stella style dial which is very cool.





Borg v. McEnroe

1980 Wimbledon




The rivalry between John McEnroe and Björn Borg is one of the greatest in history. Rolex created this really cool video so I thought it would be great to share a little more detail on their relationship.


In the photo below taken back in the early 1980s, we see Björn Borg and John McEnroe and they are both wearing Rolex Datejust watches.


In the photo below from 1980, we see André Heiniger with legendary tennis star Bjorn Borg on June 11. On the evening of Men's singles finals at Wimbledon. The 1980 Wimbledon Men's final match was between Björn Borg and John McEnroe was a dramatic struggle which went on for a long time with Borg prevailing. This amazing photo appears courtesy of S3C.







...Rolex Presents...

The Spirit Of Wimbledon
Four Part Series 
Wimbledon from 1877 to 2011

Rolex is the primary sponsor of the Wimbledon Tennis tournament, as well as being the official timekeeper. Rolex recently released this amazing four-part documentary on the history of Wimbledon and it is amazing!!!









Saturday, June 26, 2021

Ana Ivanovic


...Rolex Tennis Super-Hotness...

Ana Ivanovic

Rolex Yacht-Master


Friday, June 25, 2021

The Texas Timex


The Texas Timex

Texas Monthly, February 1984


Let's hop in the Rolex time machine and go back to 1984 to learn about how and why Texan's nicknamed the Rolex Day-Date: THE TEXAS TIMEX.




Below we see a photo of the often crass President Lyndon Johnson showing his gallbladder surgery incision after his operation in October of 1965. This famous photo is mentioned in the Texas Timex article seen above.



Thursday, June 24, 2021

1926 Octagonal Rolex Oyster...


...Rolex Studio Shot of the Date...

1926 Octagonal Rolex Oyster 






Wednesday, June 23, 2021

John Cena: The New Fast & Furious












 By Capt. DANNY CRIVELLO


A new cast member is joining the Fast & Furious franchise, whose ninth installment is coming out this week-end. He is a five-time wrestling U.S. Champion, four-time world tag team champion, and a 16-time world champion. He is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championship reigns in WWE history, including 13 with the WWE Championship, a record for the title. He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, a one-time Money in the Bank winner, and has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, including their flagship event, WrestleMania, five times.



John Cena plays Jakob Toretto, Dominic's younger and competitive brother, in "Fast and Furious 9," which comes out Friday in the U.S. 

Below, his tie matches the orange hand of the Explorer II; his shirt, the white dial. The blue star is the logo of the Make-A-Wish Foundation (Cena currently holds the record for most wishes granted).



Though he's been wearing his Explorer II the longest, he has promoted the release of "Fast & Furious 9" with a Rolex Batman on his wrist, which matches perfectly the black and blue "F9" logo.







Outside of entertainment, Cena is known for his involvement in numerous charitable causes, namely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Granting wishes since 2004, Cena has gone on to grant the most wishes (over 650) to children battling life-threatening diseases.





More recently, he has helped battle Covid misinformation—beseeching people to check their sources—by stripping down to his waist on John Oliver's show, a rose-gold Daytona 116505 on his wrist. John Oliver and Cena share the same birth year, month and day. I'll include four pictures; the rest is on video




Last year in October, Cena married girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh, whom he had been dating since early 2019, in a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The two met during the production of Cena's 2019 film "Playing with Fire," which was filmed in Vancouver, where Shariatzadeh works. 

The star on his collar is the Make-A-Wish Foundation logo.



I love how Cena doesn't just wear Rolex in formal settings. His Rolex is his everyday watch. 



Cena will play alongside Jordana Brewster who has been with the Fast & Furious franchise since its first installment. Jordana is also a bit of a Rolex fanatic.











Tuesday, June 22, 2021

2021 Laureate Rolex Awards for Enterprise Winner Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim


 Rolex Awards for Enterprise 


Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

2021 Laureate


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Jon Rahm Wins U.S. Open Rocking Sky-Dweller




Jon Rahm


Wins U.S. Open

Rocking Sky-Dweller



In the next photo below we see Jon Rahm with his parents on Fathers Day as they celebrate his win and notice his dad is wearing a Rolex Air King.



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