Thursday, February 26, 2015

Will Smith Wearing A Midnight Blue Tudor Heritage Black Bay


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Will Smith
Cover of Esquire Magazine
March 2015

Midnight Blue Tudor Heritage Black Bay

Will Smith is one of the most successful actors in the history of television and movies. He appears on the cover of next months Esquire Magazine, wearing a 41MM Midnight Blue Tudor Heritage Black Bay on a matching Oyster band.







Midnight Blue Tudor Heritage Black Bay
41MM Reference 79220B

Tudor is owned by Rolex they introduced the 41MM Midnight Blue version of their Tudor Heritage Black Bay last year at BaselWorld. It will be really interesting to see what they introduce at BaselWorld next month!





Will Smith is known for the role he played on The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, and also for being a very successful wrap singer. The video below features Will Smith with his son Jaden on the Graham Norton show on BBC One, and it is AMAZING!!!!! Turn the volume way up!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day: Starman's Stainless Steel Rolex Explorer II


Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Starman's Stainless Steel Rolex Explorer II

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1970 Hong Kong Rolex President Ad In Chinese...


1970 Hong Kong Rolex President Ad In Chinese

Monday, February 23, 2015

Piero's Vintage 1936 Chronograph



Piero's Vintage 1936 Chronograph
The Grandfather Of The Rolex Daytona
Rolex Reference 2811

Piero is a fan of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog and he sent in these photos of his beautiful vintage Rolex Anti-Magnetic Chronograph, which is all original. Notice it has three different scales running around the outer edge of the dial, including a TÉLÉMÈTRE scale.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rolex Coolness: Michael Bublé Two-Tone Rolex Datejust...


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Michael Bublé
An Amazing Career Keeping Time With Rolex


Michael Bublé is not only an amazing singer, with many career achievements, but he is also a Rolex Ambassador. This should come as no surprise, since in so many ways he epitomizes and embodies the Rolex zeitgeist. I say this because he is completely classic, in an updated modern, timeless way.








Michael Bublé married Luisana Lopilato in 2011, and wrote a song about her that she appeared in the video for, which is named, "I just haven't met you yet." You can watch the video below:






Saturday, February 21, 2015

1971 Rolex Explorer II


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

1971 Rolex Explorer II
Reference 1655

Rolex introduced the Explorer II in 1971, and it had an orange hand to keep track of the time in a second time zone. The current orange hand Rolex Explorer II  is based upon this cool retro-design.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Isabell Werth World Champion Dressage


...Rolex Hotness...

Isabell Werth
World Champion Dressage

Isabell Werth is one of the top equestrian horseback riders in the world. She has won 5 gold Olympic medlas, and 7 Dressage World Championships.





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rolex Hand In Glove Shot Of The Day


...Rolex Hand In Glove Shot Of The Day...

Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master
Vintage Rolex Driving A Vintage Mustang

Calgary is a reader of Jake's Rolex World and he recently sent in the following image with a note:

Hello Jake,

Just wanted to share with you a nice photo with my 1999 GMT-Master II and 2008 Mustang GT.

Not a bad match at all is it? 

Take care mate & great work, awesome blogs!

Best,

Dogu



Of course, the cool thing about this photo is how the red, blue and silver on the Pespi bezel match the red, blue and silver of the mustang logo. I hope Rolex brings back the stainless steel GMT-Master with the pepsi bezel, since it is so trademark iconic!!!

* Note: I used the term "Vintage" to describe the 2008, Mustang, as well as the 1999 GMT. Vintage in my mind is any model no longer made. Just like a bottle of wine from 2008 would be a "Vintage 2008" wine.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: Arctic Moose's Rolex Explorer in Bubbly


...Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day...

Arctic Moose's Rolex Explorer in Bubbly

This amazing photo reminds me of that classic scene in Willy Wonka In The Chocolate Factory where Willy and his Grandfather (The Man from Chico & The Man ;-) got stuck in the bubble machine and floated to the top in the bubbles...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

1986 John Newcombe Rolex Tennis Ad ...


...Rolex Coolness...

John Newcombe
Tennis Superstar with 26 Grand Slam Titles
Now & Then

John Newcombe is an Australian tennis superstar who dominated the tennis game from the early 1960 through the 1970s. He won 8 Grand Slam singles titles, and overall he won 26 Grand Slam major titles, and essentially he was the Roger Federer of his time. This first Tiffany & Company Rolex Day-Date ad is from 1975.



"In an age of instant obsolescence, the classic Rolex endures."
–Rolex (1975)

This next Rolex Ad is also from 1975 and it is from Rolex's photo in the watch series which was fun. You also have to love the Rolex statement about how Rolex watches transcend obsolescence. As we look 35 years back at this Rolex ad, we realize this statement was absolutely true!!!



This next image below on the right shows John Newcombe on the right featured in a Rolex brochure from the 1970s.



This next John Newcombe ad below is from 1986, after John retired, and it refers to him by his nickname of Newk.


This next image is a recent image of John Newcombe and he is still wearing his trademark Rolex Day-Date which he has been wearing for at least 35 years!!!

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