Sir Jackie Stewart is a former Scottish race car driving legend. He began his Formula 1 career in 1965 and raced until 1973, and he won three World Drivers Championships.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below with fellow racer Graham Hill during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend on June 12, 1966.
The Flying Scotsman
In this next photo we see Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill getting some serious air as they race against each other at the Nurburgring in 1965. Jackie Stewart's nickname is The Flying Scotsman, and we see why in this amazing racing photo.
Sir Jackie Stewart began his racing career struggling to win races and in May 1966 he won the Indianapolis 500.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below in 1967 at the Indianapolis Grand Prix banquet with fellow legendary superstar Formula 1 drivers, Mario Andretti (white jacket) and with Graham Hill (mustache) along with Sid Collins.
Sid Collins was the voice known as The Voice of The Indianapolis 500 from 1952 to 1978, and made famous the saying The Greatest Spectacle In Racing! Sid Collins was presenting the three drivers with an award in 1967 for their winning participation in the 1966 Indianapolis 500.
Sir Jackie Stewart purchased his first Rolex, which was a yellow-gold Day-Date in May of 1966 in Texas just after he won the Indianapolis 500. He became a Rolex Ambassador in in 1968 when Andre Heiniger, the Director of Rolex asked if Rolex could use his likeness in Rolex ads.
Andre Heiniger was an interesting director of Rolex who gravitated toward people who were never satisfied with maintaining the status quo–he appreciated men who were constantly trying to push the envelope, and Jackie Stewart was certainly such a man.
Jackie Stewart was once asked how Andre Heiniger discovered that Jackie wore a Rolex, and Jackie said he had no idea.
The next three Rolex ads were published in 1968 and feature Jackie Stewart.
Jackie Stewart is picture above and below with his wife Helen Stewart and high school sweetheart which he married in 1962, and they remain happily married to this day.
As I mentioned earlier in the story, Jackie Stewart gained the nickname of The Flying Scotsman and you see from the photo below why this was such a fitting nickname.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below in 1969 on the far right with his trademark tartan plaid helmet on the far right side. He is accompanied by fellow racing legends (from left to right) Henri Pescarolo, Johnny Servoz Gavin, and Jean-Pierre Beltoise.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below with Ed Sullivan who was presenting him with an award trophy.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below with fellow race-car driver andRolex Daytona wearer, Paul Newman. The photo was taken at Riverside Raceway in California. Riverside Raceway is where Paul Newman Filmed Winning in 1969. In 1988 Riverside International Raceway was converted to Riverside Mall.
We see Jackie Stewart pictured below hanging out with George Harrison and Ringo Star who were both members of The Beatles.
Jackie Stewart was a sports commentator during the 1970s on ABC's Wide World Of Sport and we see him below at the the Monaco Grand Prix, giving Argentinian Formula 1 racing legend, Carlos Alberto Reutemann a Rolex GMT Master wrist watch. American's loved his Scottish accent and colorful personality as a sports commentator.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below in 1991 sporting an espresso GMT Master. After Jackie Stewart retired from his racing career, and commentator career, he pursued a successful career in building his own racing team. To this day, Jackie Stewart remains extremely active and travels an average of 300,000 miles a year!
Jackie Stewart is pictured above and below in photos taken decades apart sporing his trademark cap and sunglass look.
Jackie and Helen Stewart have been happily married for 49 years and we see them pictured below in a recent photo. Helen appears with Jackie in the third 1968 Rolex ad earlier in this story.
Below we see a 1998 Rolex Magazine Ad featuring Sir Jackie Stewart.
Below we see a Rolex Magazine Ad featuring Sir Jackie Stewart with fellow racing legend, Roger Penske.
Rolex Coolness: Sport Legends
Celebrating 40 Years Together
Sir Jackie Stewart, Arnold Palmer and Jean-Claude Killy are all sports legends and in this vintage Rolex ad we see them all celebrating their long-stanind relationship as Rolex Ambassadors in this recent Rolex magazine ad.
The Miracle Man & The Flying Scotsman
Speaking of legends, Sir Jackie Stewart is pictured below with fellow Formula 1 racing legend, Niki Luada. Niki Lauda is known as The Miracle Man, and if you look closely at this photo, you will notice both Niki Lauda and Jackie Stewart are both wearing Rolex watches.
Jackie Stewart is pictured below with then Rolex CEO, Patrick Heiniger at a reception in 2002 after Heiniger was awarded The Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Government.
Sir Jackie Stewart is pictured below in 2009 racing at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. As far as I know, Jackie Stewart is the longest running Rolex Ambassador and he has enjoyed an amazing career–with Rolex keeping the time of his life.
The Jackie Stewart Story Documentary from 1991
Here is a video of Sir Jackie Stewart with Top Gear co-host, James May
The video documentary below on Jackie Stewart is absolutely fascinating.
This next video interview of Jackie Stewart appears courtesy of Quill & Pad, and Sir Jackie talks about his history with Rolex last at Pebble Beach recently.
Ryan took these images of this Rolex Milsub (Military Submariner) Reference 5513T. Rolex Milsubs are very rare and very expensive. They were originally made for military use in the U.K., and they have many distinguishing features that set them apart from a standard Submariner (Reference 5513).
This list of differences include:
1. A bezel insert with minute markers that run all the way around the bezel, as aposed to a standard Submariner which only has individual minute markers that run from zero to 15 minutes.
2. Fat Sword hands that forgo the Mercedes/Peace sign on the hour hand. Also the second hand has a sword shaped second hand pointer.
3. The extra-heavy-duty Spring Bars are welded in between the lugs to make them extra sturdy, and the Milsub, only came on a NATO slip through strap. In other words, you would never see one on an Oyster or Jubilee bracelet because the spring-bars were welded in place.
4. The dial on the 5513T has a "T" symbol designation printed in a circle on the dial directly above the 660ft=200m/Submariner designation. The "T" stands fro "Tritium" which is the type of material on the dial that makes it glow in the dark.
Matt LeBlanc is best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the Superhit, Freinds. Matt starred in 236 episodes which aired from 1994-2006!!! Matt LeBlanc has been wearing his trademark stainless steel Submariner for more than a decade. Matt has also been successful in movies, and was in Lost In Space, and Charlie's Angels.
Above Photo appears courtesy of Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times
President Lyndon Johnson & John Steinbeck White House Oval Office, Washington D.C.
In the photo below we see legendary American writer, John Steinbeck (center), who is considered to be one of the greatest authors of the 20th Century.
John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, as well as the the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. His catalog of amazing books included "Of Mice and Men" ; "The Grapes Of Wrath" ; and "East Of Eden" .
"The Free exploring mind of the individual is the most valuable thing in the world." –John Steinbeck
In the photo above we see John Steinbeck and his son John Steinbeck IV, meeting in the White House Oval Office with President Lyndon Johnson on May 16, 1966. Notice President Johnson is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date in the photo.
Historically Rolex has always been extremely secretive and discreet, and no journalists in the past have ever been invited "INSIDE ROLEX" to explore and report on all four Rolex Manufacturing faclities in Switzerland.
In November 2013, this changed when Rolex invited Jake to take an unprecdented journey into the heart of Rolex to learn and report on everything he witnessed and learned.
This Super-Detailed 3 Part Story is a "MUST READ" story for anybody who wants to really understand what really makes Rolex tick.
The Hans Wilsdorf Story: Founder Of Rolex
Rolex is one of the most recognizable brands on earth, but very little has been known about its real history. If you really, really want to understand what makes Rolex tick, I very highly recommend you read the fascinating story of Rolex's amazing founder–Hans Wilsdorf.
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