Thursday, March 04, 2021

Eddie Murphy Rolex Day-Date...

Eddie Murphy



Eddie Murphy is returning in one of his most highly anticipated, iconic and beloved roles in Coming 2 America which will debut tomorrow on Amazon Prime Video. The original blockbuster film, Coming to America originally debuted in theaters on June 29, 1988 in which Eddie Murphy plays a Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional nation in Africa named Zamundu, and covers his traveling escapades to the United States of America to find an woman to marry. Coming to America had a worldwide gross of over $350 Million!!! The sequel, Coming 2 America brings back many of the original actors from Coming to America including Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones (Think: Voice of Darth Vader).

I could not help but notice when watching the movie preview that Tracy Morgan is rocking a two-tone Rolex Datejust on a Rolex Jubilee bracelet in Coming 2 America as seen below.

Update on March 6, 2021: I just watched Coming 2 America and I was not very impressed, nor would I recommend watching it. Why? It was beyond predictable and was NOT really a comedy!?!! The only thing that really made me laugh were the scenes in the old barbershop. I don't mean to belittle Eddie Murphy who is an international comic treasure, but the movie was NOT very funny. In other words, I don't think there is a comedian in history that has made me laugh like Eddie Murphy in the past, but in this new movie he barely made me laugh :-(

Since we are looking at Coming 2 America I thought it would be a good time to look back at Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy wearing Rolex President models over the past 4 decades. Let's start with this photo of Arsenio Hall rocking his yellow gold Day Date with NBA Basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar back in 2014.

Wesley Snipes is also in Coming 2 America and he famously wore a yellow gold Rolex Datejust in the 1991 hip-hop movie, New Jack City as seen on his wrist in the photo below.

Next up let's take a look at Eddie Murphy, who is arguably the greatest comedian in history rocking many different Rolex Day-Date models.

I recently published a fascinating story about legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld wearing his vintage Rolex Daytona. I originally published my first Eddie Murphy story back in 2008 and I just brought it back to the top with a major update as we have a very special treat. 

Eddie Murphy was just on Jerry Seinfeld's COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE on Netflix (see Preview Above) which was AMAZING, and if you have not seen it, I highly recommend watching it. 

The new video above from is an interview from Netflix which features Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld, and if you think about it there are many parallels between the two. Seeing the two most successful comedians alive today interact together with such severance for one another is incredible! Also, Eddie Murphy is still wearing his Rolex Day-Date as we see in the image below that shows his iconic Rolex President Bracelet:

Eddie Murphy

The Funniest Comedian In History

More than 36 years wearing a Rolex Day-Date

Eddie Murphy image appears courtesy of Timothy White

Eddie Murphy is probably the funniest comedian that every lived and he has worn a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date with a diamond bezel for more than a thirty six years.

Eddie first became a comedy superstar on Saturday Night Live and we see him pictured below on the set of SNL in 1983 sporting his trademark yellow gold Rolex President with a diamond bezel and matching bracelet.

This next photo was taken in 1987 when Eddie Murphy was putting his footprint in the sidewalk during the ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1987.

Eddie is pictured below with his mother and father.

On the cover of People magazine (pictured below) we see Eddie with one of his previous wifes who is wearing a female version of his yellow gold Rolex.

The first photo below is from a video interview of Eddie Murphy in 2009 on the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien, and we see Eddie sporting his trademark yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. The second image of Eddie also recent, shows Eddie wearing his Rolex Day-Date. Not that I think about it, I don't recall ever seeing a photo of Eddie wearing any other Rolex model beside a Rolex Day-Date!?!!

In the photo below we see a photo of Charlie Murphy who was Eddie Murphy's older brother and notice he is wearing a Rolex Day-Date. Unfortunately Charlie passed away in 2017 from leukemia in 2017 at age 57. Charlie and Eddie looked very similar except Eddie has his trademark split in between his two front teeth and Charlie did not. Charlie was also a comedian, and was a regular on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show.

Eddie Murphy is pictured below with former spice girl, Mel B who he dated and had a child with. 

In the recent family photo below we see Eddie Murphy with all ten of his children, as well as his mom and current partner, Paige Butcher.

The Return of The King of Comedy

Eddie Murphy

Yellow Gold Day-Date

Eddie Murphy was recently (October 28, 2019) 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.

Return to 
Saturday Night Live 

In his opening monologue on December 21, 2019 of SNL Eddie Murphy was rocking his bejeweled Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece  and as we see below Chris Rock came out to greet him on-stage.

Dave Chappelle also came out onstage and he was sporting a stainless steel Rolex Daytona with a ceramic bezel. 

Returns to Saturday Night Live Tonight

After 35 Years 

Later this evening, Eddie Murphy will be returning to host Saturday Night Live after having first joined SNL 40 years ago. In these 3 videos snippets of Eddie Murphy on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon we hear from Eddie about all the exiting projects he is working on including his upcoming sequel to "Coming To America" with Arsenio Hall, as well as his current movie which is in theaters now. Also, notice Eddie is rocking his blinged-out Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece...