Friday, October 3, 2014

Introducing The All-New GoPro Hero 4 4K GoPro Arrives

...Random Video Of The Day...

Introducing The All-New GoPro Hero 4
4K GoPro Arrives

The 4K Revolution is upon us. What is 4K? Some call it UHD, which stands for Ultra-High Definition. Some refer to it as 4K2K, which basically means resolution which exceeds 4000 pixels on a display device or video. In the simplest analysis, 4K, is the next major step after 1080P video. 

GoPro cameras have revolutionize the world of vide, and they are about to do it again with the introduction of their all-new Hero4, which shoots 4K video. The video below from GoPro shows just how amazing 4K footage captured with the new GoPro looks. 

Make certain that when you watch the video, you first click the play button in the middle of the video window, then click on the full-screen button located in the bottom right-hand corner of the video window, then be sure to click on the resolution box located in the bottom right hand corner of the YouTube window, and make certain you select the highest resolution option with is 2160P (4K). After it switches to 4K, I would restart the video from the beginning by clicking on the beginning of the red video timeline strip at the bottom of the video.

So what does this have to do with Rolex? Nothing! It is just really cool, kind of like the dude who appears in the GoPro video rockin' an iced-out Rolex Daytona while he drives his Lambo...Lookin' like he is too sexy for your cat ;-)

On a serious note, the new GoPro is a seriously revolutionary video camera, and the screen grab below is from the same amazing video, and the quality is just amazing!!!

By the way, the video begins with an Ausie saying "Life is either an incredible adventure or it is nothing at all." This is a play on Helen Keller's quote that "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing!!!"

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scott Eastwood Rolex Yacht-Master II

...Rolex Coolness...

Scott Eastwood
Rolex Yacht-Master II

Scott Eastwood looks just like his superstar father, Clint Eastwood when he was younger. Scott is sporting a stainless steel Rolex Yacht-Master II.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rolex, "Sushi Submariner"

Rolex Food Shot Of The Day
Sushi Submariner
[Reference 16610LV]

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rolex Coolness: Nicolas Cage Lord Of War: Rolex Day-Date

...Rolex Coolness...

Nicolas Cage
Rolex Day-Date

Nicolas Cage is sporting his Persol sunglasses with his Rolex Day-Date in the photos below, which is always a great combo!!! These screen grabs are from the movie, Lord Of War.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Stefano Mazzariol Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day Rolex Oyster Moonphase

Stefano Mazzariol
Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day
Rolex Oyster Moonphase
[Reference 6062]

The "Little Star" dial Rolex Moonphase [Reference 6062] is probably the coolest Rolex ever made!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sir Sean Connery James Bond Submariner

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Sir Sean Connery
James Bond Submariner

I am working on some really cool unpublished James Bond Rolex history, so I thought I would share this image with you of Sir Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on chillin' on the set of Dr. No in 1962. Notice Sean Connery sporting his big crown Submariner.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Charlie Rose Rolex DEEP-SEA D-Blue Dial Edition

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Charlie Rose
D-Blue Dial Edition
Greatest Interviewer In History

Over the seven years I have been publishing Jake's Rolex World, there have been certain famous people who I have seen, and thought, why don't they wear a Rolex? They would look great with a Rolex! One such person, I always hoped to see wearing a Rolex was Charlie Rose, but he always only wore skinny dress watches with his Ralph Lauren suits. Recently, I was watching Charlie Rose, and I was shocked to see him rockin' a Rolex DEEP-SEA SEA-DWELLER, D-Blue Dial Edition!!!

Charlie Rose is not only one of my role-models, but is arguably the greatest interview in history! Now if I could just find a photo of Cary Grant wearing a Rolex, I would feel like I chronicled every super-cool guy in history that ever wore a Rolex!

I was watching Charlie Rose interview Apple CEO Tim Cook, and in the second part of the interview, when he is done interviewing Tim Cook, he next interviews industrial designer Yves Behar, which was where I noticed Charlie wearing his Rolex DEEP-SEA.

Ironically, the Tim Cook's very passionate interview begins with a discussion of the Apple Watch, which I have been covering extensively on Jake's Rolex World.

In the photo below we see Charlie Rose interviewing Yves Behar, and in this photo you can see the unmistakably unique side profile of the Rolex DEEP-SEA on Charlie Rose's wrist.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Watch Update Apple V. Rolex

...Apple Watch Update...

Apple v. Rolex

"All innovation is typically greeted with excitement from a select few and skepticism from the vast majority." –Marilyn Loden

A few weeks ago when Apple introduced the Apple Watch, which I covered extensively. My first article was titled "The Moment Of Truth Is Upon Us: Apple v. Rolex-Designed In California v. Made In Switzerland." Next I published a story named "Apple Watch Launches! Is This The Rolex Killer? What An Apple Watch Could Mean For Rolex."

In these detailed articles I argued Apple just upset the horological apple cart and potentially poses a significant threat to the entire Swiss watch industry, and particularly Rolex.

In the seven years I have been publishing Jake's Rolex World, this has likely been the most controversial subject topic. I received many emails from readers, and other chimed in with comments. I believe the advent of the Apple watch is a seminal event in horology, so much so, I quietly started Jake's Apple Watch World which I intend to make the definitive Apple Watch Online Magazine.

So obviously I am fascinated with the Apple Watch and think it is a serious game-changer. Does this mean I have lost my passion for Rolex and Rolex History? Absolutely not!!! Rolex always has been and always will be my favorite watch brand, and you can rest assured I have a great deal of passion for the Rolex brand, and in the future, I will be publishing much more fascinate Rolex history and insight.

So what is the this article all about? John Brownlee from recently published a story named "The Apple Watch is thin as a Rolex." What does this have to do with anything? This illustrates my original point, that Rolex is the standard by which all others are judged and measured. This is just the beginning.  In the months and years to come I believe we we will see more and more comparisons between Apple and Rolex watches. I don't intend to cover much more Apple Watch news on Jake's Rolex World, so if you are interested, I recommend following Jake's Apple Watch World.

The article below is fascinating as it compares the thickness of the new Apple Watch to the Thickness of Rolex Watches. Once again, Rolex being the "Gold Standard" by which all other are typically judged. 

Historically, Rolex has been considered to be the International Mark Of Success. The real question is what does "Success" mean, and how will it be measured as we progress into the digital age in the opening decades of the 21st Century?

As previously mentioned, there has been much controversy around my opinion on the potential effect the Apple watch could have in the long-term with Rolex. 

It almost seems like I became a naysayer when it came to Rolex. The reality is that I have been completely straight-forward about my opinions, and in the time since I published the previous articles I have had some more epiphanies.

I realized that Apple's success in the marketplace could actually benefit Rolex, since whole new generations will grow to appreciated the value proposition of wristwatches.

Also, my fellow blogger, Maria pointed out that she caries her iPhone everywhere she goes, and thus she does not need an Apple watch, since her iPhone will do everything the watch will but better.

As they say, time will tell, so it will be interesting to see how things play themselves out. Jake's Apple Watch World is still in its infancy, but I intend to continue covering all things Apple Watch, which should be fascinating!!! I added the banner below to all of my Online Magazines which you can always find at the bottom of all my blogs. You can click on the banner below to visit Jake's Apple Watch World:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stefano Mazzariol Cream Colored Explorer II

Stefano Mazzariol
Cream Colored Explorer II

This excellent photo from Stefano Mazzariol is of a first generation stainless steel Rolex Explorer II with a cream colored dial and white gold applied indices and matching hands. All later generation versions of this watch have a white dial with black applied indices with black hands.