Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Vintage Rolex Green Malachite Dial Day-Date

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

Vintage Rolex Day-Date 
Green Malachite Dial 

In the 1970s and 1980s Rolex went crazy making all kinds of fascinatingly beautiful Rolex Day-Date and Datejust models with very colorful exotic dials, and the watch pictured below is no exception. The green Rolex dial is known as a Malachite dial, which is very cool looking.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rolex Coolness: Sylvester Stallone

...Rolex Coolness...

Sylvester Stallone

Keeping The Time Of His Life With Rolex

If you listened to the T. Walker Lloyd podcast interviews I believe he spoke about his experiences with Sylvester Stallone. Sly is pictured below sporting his yellow gold Rolex Submariner with the black dial and bezel in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Since the yellow gold Rolex has no nickname I am officially nicknaming it the "Sylvester Stallone Submariner."

The amazing original soundtrack for Rocky was written by Bill Conti and featured the Rocky theme song named, "Gonna Fly Now", which was the number 1 Billoward hit in 1976. You have to click the play button on the video below to get into the true spirit of this article...you know you wanna :-0


Rocky is considered to be one of the best sports films ever made, and it debuted in 1976 to critical acclaim, which among other things inspired a worldwide fitness craze. Rocky is the story of Rocky Balboa who goes from being a small-time club fighter who gains the opportunity to fight for the world heavyweight championship. Rocky was made in 28 days, for a budget of a little more than $1 Million. It became the highest grossing film of 1976, and won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Rocky grossed $5 Million on its opening weekend, and for the North American box office did a total of $117 Million, which adjusted for inflation would be close to $500 Million at 2016 prices. Rocky did just as well internationally In 1976, having grossed $107 Million. Rocky was a "Knockout" success!!!!

Rocky has had six sequels to date, with Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1999), Rocky Balboa (2006), and most recently, Creed (2015). Sylvester Stallone wrote the first five sequels and played Rocky Balboa in all six sequels.

Rocky III

The Photo below was taken during Rocky III in 1982, and in it we see Sylvester Stallone wearing his yellow gold Rolex Submariner. When Stallone was younger, he tended to wear his Rolex Submariner on his right wrist, Steve McQueen style. In later years, would switch to wearing his Rolex watches on his left wrist.

Speaking of Mr. T and Rolex; below is a photo of Mr. T wearing his blinged-out Rolex President.

Sylvester Stallone is picture below with John Travolta on the set of Stayin' Alive, which Sylvester Stallone directed. Sly is wearing his Rolex Submariner in the photo below.

Rockin' A Rolex President

In the following series of photos below, we see Sylvester Stallone wearing a Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date "President." 

In the photo above, we see Sylvester Stallone with legendary boxer, Ray "Boom-Boom" Mancini."

Ronald Reagan & Sylvester Stallone

Two California Classics

Sylvester Stallone is pictured below with his wife at the time, Briget Nielsen at a White House party with then U.S. President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Who You Callin' Girlyman!?!

Sly is pictured below with the Gubernator, and notice Arnold Schwarzenegger is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Mocha GMT on a Jubilee. Rolex seriously needs to bring back the brown bezel and dial on the yellow gold GMT Master–it was a superb color combination!!!

The photo below shows Sylvester Stallone holding his wife, Bridgette Nielsen up in the air on Long Island in 1987. The photo was taken by Herb Ritts, and if you look closely you can see Sly is wearing his Rolex Submariner.

The Contender

Sylvester Stallone co-starred in an early reality TV show named The Contender, and in the photo below we see hime wearing a stainless steel Rolex Submariner while standing next to his brother, Frank Stallone, and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. I remember former Rolex USA executive, T. Walker Lloyd talking about his relationship with Sylvester Stallone, as well as his brother Frank Stallone in a podcast interview I did wit him back in 2008.

Sugar Ray Leonard is pictured below wearing his Platinum Rolex Day-Date, and he also wears a bunch of other Rolex models.

Sly's Black-Out Concept Rolex Daytona

In the below from 2011, we see Sylvester Stallone wearing his customized Black-Out Concept Rolex Daytona.

Sly's Rolex DEEP SEA

In the recent photos below, we see Sylvester Stallone wearing his Rolex DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER.

In the photo above we see Sylvester Stallone wearing his Rolex DEEPSEA, standing next to filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, who interviews him in the video below, which I highly recommend watching!!!

CREED 2015

Sylvester Stallone recently starred in a new movie named CREED, which is based on Rocky, and Stallone is currently up for the Academy Award for Best Costar. He also won the 2016 Golden Glob Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the first photo below, we see Sylvester Stallone with Mr. T in a photo shot during Rocky III.

In this next photo from 2015, we see Sylvester Stallone wearing the same vintage yellow Gold Rolex Submariner he was wearing in the photo above.

The photo below shows boxer Oscar De-La-Hoya with Sylvester Stallone, and if if you look closely at Sly's Rolex, you can see the Nipple indices that confirms it is a vintage Rolex Submariner.

White Gold Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master

In the photos below we see Sylvester Stallone in recent photos showing off his White Gold Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master.

The photo below shows the current White Gold Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master that Sylvester Stallone is wearing in the photos above and below.

Just for frame of reference, I am including the image below that show a wrist shot of the White Gold Pepsi. Just to be clear, this is not a picture of the watch on Sylvester Stallone's wrist, but the same Rolex model.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lume Shot Of The Year Kurt's All-New Super-Case Stainless Submariner...

...Lume Shot Of The Year...

Kurt's Super-Case Ceramic Stainless Submariner

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rolex Macro Shot Of The Day: MWS's Rolex Coronet Up Close

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

MWS's Rolex Coronet Up Close

Friday, February 5, 2016

Michael's Stainless and Platinum Blue Dial Yacht-Master

...Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Michael's Yacht-Master
Stainless and Platinum with Blue Dial 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

1966 Chrysler Imperial Brochure

1966 Chrysler Imperial Brochure
Featuring A Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

You don't often see Rolex watches used in other brands advertising, but in this 1966 Chrysler Imperial brochure we see a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date featured. Paul, who is a reader of Jake's Rolex World found this image and sent it in. Paul is a fan of vintage Chrysler automobiles and he found this image in this cool 1966 Imperial Brochure.

It is fascinating to see how in 1966, the Rolex "President" (Yellow Gold Day-Date) was positioned as The International Mark Of Success. This vintage 1966 ad, which features a Rolex Day-Date is totally Mad Men! 

At the time the above 1966 ad was published, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson was in the White House Oval Office wearing his Rolex Day-Date as seen below.

The Rolex President
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

White House Oval Office 
Washington D.C. 1965

Just for frame of reference, I am including the 1966 Rolex ad below, that refers to the Rolex Day-Date as "the president's watch."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day: Amanico's Pepsi GMT Master

...Rolex Studio Shot of the Day...

Amanico's Pepsi GMT Master

Amanico is an amazing Rolex photographer. He has taken some stunning images and this is definitely one of my favorites for several reasons. Amanico's Pepsi GMT is a Rolex Reference 1675 and in my opinion the 1675 with Maxi-Markers is one of the coolest and most timeless vintage Rolex watches.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jacques-Yves Cousteau Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual

...Rolex Super Coolness...

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Filming In The Silent World 

Academy Award Winner Best Documentary 1956

I first discovered and documented that Jacques Cousteau wore a Rolex Submariner prototype while filming his Academy Award Winning 1956 Winning Documentary. The photos below show Captain Cousteau wearing his stainless steel Rolex Submariner while filming his documentary. I believe Jacques Cousteau is the greatest explorer in history!!!

Original 1954 Movie Poster for Le Monde Du Silence [The Silent World]

Monday, February 1, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki Ladies 36MM Rolex Datejust

...Rolex Hotness...

Caroline Wozniacki
Ladies 36MM Rolex Datejust

I must admit I love the "ROLEX. LIVE FOR GREATNESS" slogan as seen in this 2011 Rolex magazine ad...

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JK's Stainless Steel Clasp Coronet

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

JK's Stainless Steel Clasp Coronet