Thursday, August 31, 2023

Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial

Diego in Switzerland sent in this Beautiful Glacier Blue Rolex Day-Date Dial shot for a Platinum Day-Date.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Most Beautiful Complicated Rolex

...The Most Beautiful Complicated Rolex...

1952 Rolex Moonphase
36MM Yellow Gold: Reference 6062

People ask me all the time which Rolex I think is the most beautiful? I would say the 1950 Rolex Oyster Moonphase triple-date pictured below is definitely one of the most beautiful complicated Rolex watches ever made! This model is ULTRA-RARE for many reasons. First and foremost because it has a black dial with star and pyramid indices. This beauty is also in flawless New Old Stock (NOS) condition. What a magnificent work absolute work of art!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Rolex and the U.S. Open

Rolex and the U.S. Open

In my mind, nothing represents the end of summer more than the annual advent of the U.S. Open Tennis match—even more than Labor Day. Rolex is no stranger to professional tennis around the world, and they recently put up brilliant Tennis Microsite on, which I recommend checking out. Rolex beautifully articulates the value proposition of the U.S. Open:

The electrifying ambience of the New York summer provides the backdrop to the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season. In the ultra-charged atmosphere of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, players must dig deep into their well of resources and feed off the energy of the exuberant crowds to emerge victorious.

Rolex’s long-standing relationship with tennis dates back more than 40 years, to 1978, when it became the Official Timekeeper of The Championships, Wimbledon. Its support for the game now extends to all four Grand Slam® tournaments – the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open – as well as legends of the sport such as Rod Laver, Chris Evert and Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer, along with today’s champions, including GarbiƱe Muguruza and Dominic Thiem, and the next generation of stars, notably Bianca Andreescu and Stefanos Tsitsipas. 

The brand is a key partner at leading team events, the Davis Cup, the Laver Cup and the ATP Cup, and of the organizations that govern the professional game worldwide. Rolex’s contribution to excellence in tennis is based on a rich heritage of continuously championing supreme performance and innovation while respecting the sport’s finest traditions.

Monday, August 28, 2023

60Th Anniversary Celebration of The March on Washington

60Th Anniversary Celebration 

The March on Washington


Today marks the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington, which occurred on August 28, 1963, during which Dr. King delivered his ultra-iconic "I Have A Dream" Speech (which can be watched later in this story). For the past sixteen years on  Jake's Rolex World, I have continuously updated my story every Martin Luther King day on Dr. King's amazing lifetime achievement and to the best of my knowledge it remains the single largest repository of his history.


If you are not aware, I also publish and, and since it's the 60th Anniversary I thought it would be a good time to look back at The March on Washington and RFK's relationship with JFK. President Kennedy invited Martin Luther King to the White House to talk about civil rights on October 16, 1962.

On December 17, 1962, President Kennedy invited Dr. Martin Luther King back to the White House to discuss civil rights. In the photo below we see American civil right leader Roy Wilkins standing behind Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who is shaking hands with Adlai Stevenson who was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, who is standing next to President Kennedy in the Oval Office.

I Have A Dream Speech

March On Washington D.C.

August 28, 1963

This next image is extremely profound as it offers an unusual view from behind Abraham Lincoln's statue located in the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington D.C., and we witness Abraham Lincoln witnessing what he set out to achieve. The symbology behind this image is amazing if you think about it!!! It is also a profound irony Abraham Lincoln was likely assassinated for trying to protect people that could not protect themselves.

"Beyond the reflecting pool, stand the dignified columns of the Lincoln Memorial. Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln." –President Ronald Reagan.

Martin Luther King Jr's, I Have A Dream speech is one of the deepest and most profound speeches any man has ever given:

JFK invited MLK and other civil rights leaders who participated in the March on Washington to meet with him in the Oval Office at the White House on August 28, 1963.

This political demonstration garnered more political coverage than any other in history. It was crystal-clear that JFK understood and supported the Civil Rights Movement.

Abraham, Martin and John 

By Dion. 


Sunday, August 27, 2023

Rolex Crown Logo Collage...

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Rolex Crown Logo Collage

@Stockegsix from Instagram created this AMAZING Rolex Crown collage comprised of six Rolex models and I almost fell out of my chair when I first saw it!?!! I have to say in my opinion this is one of the coolest looking Rolex Studio Shots I have ever seen!!! Just AMAZING!!!! 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Would Jesus Wear A Rolex? Ray Stevens: Live on Nashville February 3, 1988

Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?

Men of the Rolex Cloth

The eighties were the first time the world experienced "Peak Rolex", in the sense that Rolex really came into its own in the 1980s. In other words, Rolex really became the International Mark of Success in the early 1980s, and if you were a high ranking religious figure at the time, it would not have been surprising to see a Rolex on your wrist.

Ray Stevens 

Live on The Tonight Show

February 3, 1988

Recording legend, Ray Stevens wrote and performed a really interesting song that asked the question of "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex" back in the late 1980s as performed below:

Jimmy Swaggart

Yellow Gold Datejust

The lyrics from the song "Would Jesus Wear A Rolex?" are pretty profound. In the 1980s Preachers on TV exploded in popularity, and many of the top ones wore gold Rolex watches as seen below with Jimmy Swaggart rocking a yellow gold Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee Bracelet.

Jim Bakker

Yellow Gold DAY-DATE

Next up we see Jim Bakker sporting a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date with a diamond bezel and dial.

Reverend Robert Tilton

Yellow Gold DAY-DATE

When I was in college, some friends of mine use to hang out late at night and talk, while watching the Reverend Robert Tilton on TV, which was a source of fascination and absolute entertainment, especially when he would pray in tongues, and I remember him wearing a Rolex Day-Date with a President bracelet as seen below.

Speaking of "Speaking in Tongues" or "Praying in Tongues", I figured I would share an example of the Reverend Robert Tilton demonstrating this skill. Ironically, when I was in college, I somehow put together the money to buy and wear a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date, so I was wearing it while I would watch him ask his viewers to send money into him.

For some reason, the Reverend Robert Tilton reminds me of the C.C. Capwell character on the 1980s Soap Opera named Santa Barbara :-) Somebody was so impressed with Reverend Robert Tilton speaking in tongues, they made this awesome music video:

L. Ron Hubbard

Gold GMT-Master

Speaking of religious leaders in the 1980s, below we see the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard wearing his gold Rolex GMT-Master in 1986.

Pope Paul III

Two Tone Rolex Datejust

In attempting to answer the question if Jesus would wear a Rolex, I don't know, but back in the eighties, even Pope Paul was wearing a Rolex two-tone Datejust as we see in the photo below.

The Dalai Lama

Yellow Gold DAY-DATE

Even the Dalai Lama wears a Rolex Day Date as seen on his wrist in the photo below:

Martin Luther King Jr.

Yellow Gold Datejust

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is arguably the greatest hero that has ever worn a Rolex watch. Dr. King received his yellow gold Rolex Datejust as seen below on his wrist as part of his Nobel Peace Prize. 

Jesse Jackson

Rolex Datejust

Reverend Jesse Jackson has been wearing Rolex watches for many decades and in the more recent photo seen below he is wearing a modern two-tone Rolex Datejust. 

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Bejeweled Rolex DAY-DATE

Religious leader who wore Rolex watches were not limited to only western men of the cloth, but to the East as well, which was the case with the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh who wore an extremely ornate bejeweled Rolex Day-Date as seen below.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Late 1950's Rolex Advertising & Sales Promotion Guide

1950's Rolex Advertising & Sales Promotion Guide

This 1950s Rolex Advertising and Sales Promotion guide cover is fascinating. The juxtaposition between the sturdy Rolex Submariner (No Crown Guard) diving watch and the beautiful woman is fascinating to me for some reason.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Alan Cousteau Three & A Half Men

...Funny Rolex Moment In Time...

Jon Cryer

Alan Cousteau Submariner

Two & A Half Men

Rolex has been featured in many pop-culture contexts, and this is probably one of the funniest examples. Jon Cryer starred on the mega-hit comedy TV-Show Two and a Half Men from 2003 to 2015. Most of those years he co-starred with Charlie Sheen (WINNING!!!!!), and both of them wore Rolex watches on the show. Jon wore a Submariner and Charlie wore a medium size stainless steel and Platinum Yatch-Master.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Savoy Truffle's Fuchsia Dial GMT Master

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day

Savoy Truffle's Fuchsia Dial GMT Master

Monday, August 21, 2023

Jack Hanna Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Jack Hanna

Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II

[Reference 216570]

Jack Hanna is one of the most famous wildlife experts, and animal rights activists in the world. He is a naturalist and zooloigist and the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and served as the Director of the Zoo from 1973 to 1993. He is commonly referred to by his nickname of "Jungle Jack", and is well known for his appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, as well as with David Letterman.

"You have to touch the heart, to teach the mind."
—Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna wears a Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand", with the Polar White Dial, which is my favorite currently offered Rolex model, and I think it looks fantastic on him. Also, I might point out that Jack Hanna's energy very much reminds me of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in that they both share a serious spirit of enquiry and exploration.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Be The Girl From SMASH

...Rolex Hotness...

Be The Girl From SMASH

Sideways GMT-Master


Just when I thought I had seen it all, I can across this amazingly cool Rolex Magazine ad that is very salty and Austin Powersesque. Groovy Baby, YEAH!!! That being said, there is one really screwy Rolex related detail on the models GMT-Master and if you look closely, her dial and crystal have somehow been rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Hmmnnn!?!!

To be completely transparent, I am still trying to wrap me head around the whole "BE THE GIRL FROM SMASH (smart, mean, and sassy he-hunters :-): AND DARE TO GET YOUR MAN, with the dangerous shades of Angel Face. "he-hunters", those must be her pronouns...

Saturday, August 19, 2023

New Tucker Carlson Interview with Robert F Kennedy Jr.


New Tucker Carlson Interview

with Robert F Kennedy Jr.

I recently published a story about John F. Kennedy Jr., who grew up with and was best friends with his cousin, RFK Jr. It you are a regular reader of Jake's Rolex World you are probably aware I recently started two new free online magazines: and I recently published this article on, and then I realized I forgot Tucker Carlson is wearing his classic two-tone Rolex Datejust, so I thought I would share this fascinating story here. 

The conversation between RFK Jr. and Tucker Carlson is pretty mind-boggling, and one detail I found to be totally fascinating was Tucker's facial expression throughout most of the interview!!!

As we see Tucker looks completely gobsmacked, and in complete awe of what RFK Jr. is saying—and at the same time he looks very concerned. Either way, it's priceless...

The strangest topic of discussion in the video interview is when Bobby Kennedy Jr., and Tucker Carlson start talking about the how the CIA killed RFK Jr.'s uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and father, Bobby Kennedy Sr., but that is not the weird part!?!!

The weirdest part is when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tells a story about how he recently had dinner with the former Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. RFK Jr. said, beginning around 59 minutes that Mike Pompeo recently said to him: 

"When I was at the CIA, I did not do what I should have done to fix that agency, and he expressed regret. Then he (Mike Pompeo) turned to me and looked me dead in the eye and said 'The entire upper echelon of the CIA is made up of individuals who do not believe in the democratic institutions of the United States of America." 

—Former CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.

Then Tucker Carlson responded, and said one of the strangest things I have ever heard somebody say: 

    "It was Mike Pompeo who convinced Trump not to release the Kennedy assassination files. A guy who worked for Mike Pompeo texted me the day after I revealed those files that showed CIA complicity in your uncle's death—which they do—cause I talked to someone who read them, and I said that on Fox News, and I got a text from a guy who works for Mike Pompeo informing me that I had just broken federal law, and that anyone who told me that was a felon, because we had revealed classified information, and I said: 'Wait a second, that classified information suggests the U.S. Government was involved in the murder of an American President!?!! Yeah. That is Mike Pompeo's position on that. So it's a little bit weird for him to say."

The supreme irony, with this story is the CIA got upset and threatened Tucker Carlson for revealing the fact they had been complicit in assassination President Kennedy!?!?!?

This is what is wrong with the United States today. We have a two-tiered system of complete intellectually dishonest hypocrisy. The United States, and the world for that matter, deserve a truth and reconciliation healing process. The world simply cannot continue to function with this level of supreme hypocrisy.


Another REALLY disturbing aspect of the RFK Jr.'s interview with Tucker Carlson is he points out Joe Biden has refused to provide him with Secret Service protection despite the high level of death threats RFK Jr. has received. The supreme irony is Biden displays a bust of RFK Sr. in the Oval Office, as we see in the photo below. This is beyond despicable and so ironic Biden refuses to project RFK Jr., despite the fact his father and uncle, President Kennedy were essentially killed by the CIA, and in the case of JFK, there was Secret Service complicity. Wait a minute? Maybe this seemingly strange behavior does suddenly make sense???

Biden Administration 

Denies RFK, Jr. Secret Service Protection 


According to Kennedy 2024 The Biden Administration officially refused to grant RFK Jr. Secret Service Protection, which is beyond despicable. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise as the Secret Service was complicit in the assassination of his Uncle, President John F. Kennedy.

"Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection, but not me." —RFK Jr. 

RFK Jr. revealed that his request for Secret Service protection received no response for 88 days, until today when the Biden Administration denied it.

“The White House and the DNC are playing hardball pitching hate and vilifying me in the press with hate speech and the most odious defamations that might reasonably incite violence while simultaneously denying me the security to which I’m entitled.” —RFK Jr. 

The Presidential Campaign Committee of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has released a letter from the Biden administration, dated July 21, and received via FedEx on July 27, denying Secret Service Protection for Mr. Kennedy. Campaign Manager Dennis Kucinich said: "The American people, no matter their politics, will find this decision shocking and repugnant. This is obviously a political decision, not a legal one. As such, this is directly on President Biden. It is absolutely implausible that the President would try to claim that he was not consulted by his cabinet secretary on a matter as sensitive as this. President Biden is now to be held personally accountable for denying Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Secret Service Protection. The Biden administration has clearly politicized the once-independent Justice Department and security apparatus.”

Friday, August 18, 2023

Rolex Postcards from Paradise...

...Rolex Postcards from Paradise...

Waikiki Beach

Our Captain Danny recently shared some photos with me of his new Orange Hand Rolex Explorer II with a black dial. This is the updated model with the MUCH better orange hand design (if you ask me) and Danny said:"Going to the beach in HNL with the Explorer II."

Then Danny said: "Great visibility under water, you can read the slightest details on the dial." Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Speaking of which, I have some fond memories of Honolulu, like the time I was hanging out in the Rolex store chatting with the Manager who pictured below. In case you were wondering, yes, that is a real Rolex Surfboard pictured next to him. Man I really have wished for many years that Rolex would create lines of product that would be available to the publish to purchase, like Rolex writing instruments—since it's such a cool brand.

I took the photos below of the Rolex Boutique located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and it is RAD!!!

I have been to been to Honolulu multiple times in my life and to the Main Island in Hawaii, but have never been to Maui. Speaking of which, I would like to extend my condolences to all the fine people on Maui who have suffered through the recent catastrophe. Since I am talking about the amazing beauty of Hawaii, I though I would share some photo I took with you: