Friday, August 29, 2014

Steger International Polar Expedition: 1986 Rolex GMT Master II Ad

Steger International Polar Expedition
1986 Rolex GMT Master II Ad

Thursday, August 28, 2014

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day... Ryan's Rolex Military Submariner Reference 5513T with Sword Hands

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...
Ryan's Rolex Military Submariner
Reference 5513T with Sword Hands

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 They were originally made for military use in the U.K., and they have many distinguishing features that set them apart from a standard Submariner (Reference 5513).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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

...Rolex Coolness... Matt LeBlanc Stainless Steel Rolex Sumbariner

...Rolex Coolness...

Matt LeBlanc
Stainless Steel Rolex Sumbariner

How You Doin'!?!?!

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

White Gold Daytona Meteorite Dial with Arabic Roman Numerals

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

White Gold Daytona
Meteorite Dial with Arabic Roman Numerals

Monday, August 25, 2014

President Lyndon Johnson & John Steinback

Rolex Presidential History

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" [1937]; "The Grapes Of Wrath" [1939]; and "East Of Eden" [1952].

"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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

1956 Rolex Oyster Ad

1956 Rolex Oyster Ad
30th Anniversary Of the Waterproof Watch

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rolex Hotness: 34mm Ladies Watch

...Rolex Hotness...

Riyo Mori
Miss Universe 2007

Ladies Special Edition Datejust

Bejeweled Masterpiece
34mm Ladies Rolex Watch

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rolex Triple Date Moonphase: Reference 6062

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

Rolex Star-Dial Moonphase
Reference 6062

The photos below show one of the most beautiful Rolex watches ever made, which is a triple-date Moonphase, with Star and pyramid indices.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rolex Explorer Movement

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

Rolex Explorer Movement

One of the strangest things about Rolex is that they have never made watches for the public with exhibition case backs. The logic is that Rolex movements are not highly decorated, but I have to say I think Rolex movements are beautiful, and I hope one day Rolex starts showing them off.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

James Cameron Showing Off Rolex DEEPSEA D-Blue Model

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

James Cameron
Showing Off Rolex DEEPSEA D-Blue Model

“They may have introduced this new model, but Rolex don’t chase whims, they don’t chase pop culture. They really like tradition, their support of exploration science is tremendous and they love the fact that being part of this exploration closed the ellipse on the Bathyscaphe Trieste expedition in 1960 (the first manned vehicle to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench), because they had a watch then that went down on the outside of that vessel too.” 

–James Cameron [On The Rolex DEEPSEA D-Blue]

“My first watch was a Rolex Submariner. Like I said, it’s pretty simple. I just always saw Rolex as the best dive watches. I mean, they invented the dive watch back in 1926. I just always associated the Rolex Submariner with divers...I've always had a Submariner on my wrist. I've worn one every day for 30 years.” 

–James Cameron 

Speaking of wearing a Rolex Submariner for the last 30 years. The photo below of James Cameron was taken 17 years ago when he was directing Titanic back in 1997. Notice he is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.

King Of The World
Winning Three Academy Awards for Titanic

Below is the acceptance speech James Cameron gave for after having won a second Oscar. Notice in the photos below the video, he was wearing his Rolex Submariner on his wrist.

Titanic swept the 70th Academy Awards in 1998, having won 11 Oscars (of 14 nominations) including Best Picture and Best Director!!!