Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll keep track of the most unusual, outrageous, and coveted timepieces that have been noticed on celebrities.
Making a watch more personal by engraving the caseback is a nice touch, whether you want to inscribe a sentimental message, a warning, or a foul-mouthed dismissal onto the metal caseback. Getting a prestigious brand like Rolex to smear your company’s emblem on the dials of their precision-made timepieces, on the other hand, is a luxury reserved for a select few. It was conceivable for organizations and even large events to obtain commemorative Rolex timepieces with customized dials before the turn of the century, despite the fact that the technique is no longer practiced. Some of the most valuable Rolex Submariners are those made for the French diving company Comex; the Air Kings with the Domino’s logo, which were originally given to store managers who made $20,000 in weekly sales, have become sleeper hits; and, once upon a time, Rolex made watches for Cartier that had the jeweler’s logo on them.
In contrast to Rolex, which has allowed this legacy to fall by the wayside, Tudor has taken up the mantle and is carrying it forward. A Tudor Pelagos shirt with the seal of Inter Miami, the expansion Major League Soccer team on which David Beckham has been working since 2014, was worn by the soccer great this week (Find a close-up here). Tudor has partnered with those looking for co-branded dials, and the result has been a successful partnership. According to the watch blog Time and Tide, the firm has recently created dials for the London Metropolitan Police Royalty and Specialist Protection Unit as well as the Qatar Watch Club, which is an enthusiast organization. The Zibbor cover star Steven Yeun keeps it classy, and Chris Paul dons yet another exquisite Patek Philippe this week, among other things.
Even if you are unable to have one produced just for you or your professional project, the Pelagos is a great timepiece. In contrast to Tudor’s most celebrated timepiece, the Pelagos is the company’s most reliable timepiece. Despite its large 42mm case, the Pelagos is Tudor’s genuine tool watch: it is the first watch in the Rolex line to be constructed entirely of titanium, making it extremely light despite its large size. The watch is also water resistant to 500 meters; the Black Bay, on the other hand, is only water resistant to 200 meters. The Pelagos, with its clear matte dial and snowflake hands, maintains the robust good looks we’ve come to expect from a Tudor watch throughout the entire process.
Steven Yeun has demonstrated this week that he is a player who can play a variety of positions. As part of our Zibbor cover shoot with the actor, Yeun rocked cowboy hats, chunky Western belt buckles, bolo ties, and fringe pants with the confidence of a rodeo regular. Yeun attended the Critic’s Choice Awards the night before his cover came out, and he wore a Prada gown and an Omega watch, both of which are equally flexible. The De Ville Trésor by Yeun is a dress watch par excellence, despite the fact that the brand is best known for its extremely sporty Speedmaster. This cowboy maintains a high level of cleanliness.
Call him Chris Patek if you want! In only a few short weeks, we featured Paul sporting an extraordinarily rare Patek World Time watch, and now he’s back with another stunning timepiece from the same manufacturer. Collectors who were on the waiting list for the Nautilus 5711, which was recently discontinued, should keep their distance.
Everyone else can take pleasure in Paul’s rose-gold version of the watch on his wrist. While the 5711 is well-known for its simplicity—a blue dial with a stainless steel case and merely a date window—Paul plainly felt it was a little too mild for his tastes in watches.
The Omega Seamaster is technically another one of the brand’s sports watches, but it is more of a dress watch. The Seamaster, which was first introduced in 1993 and is most notably worn by Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond, is a watch that Bond could wear to a black-tie event that he knows is going to end in mayhem. This version, on the other hand, is one you’d wear to a cocktail party rather than a movie premiere. Despite the fact that Kaluuya’s all-gold version of the Seamaster is far from its maritime heritage, there is a subtle allusion to the watch’s original purpose visible when looking attentively. In order to imitate the appearance of planks on a boat’s deck, the dial has been vertically divided in design.
Among Paul Mescal’s many fashion accomplishments is his ability to wear jewelry well: his character, Connell, in last summer’s Normal People, inspired a chain necklace craze all by himself with his use of the year 2020. Now he’s working on making the Cartier Santos seem equally as cool—not that the clock requires much assistance. An Instagram account dedicated to Connell’s chain necklace has 175,000 followers; consider me to be a one-man stan account for Mescal’s Cartier watch collection.
Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll keep track of the most unusual, outrageous, and coveted timepieces that have been noticed on celebrities. It was essentially a Watches of the Week holiday last weekend due to the fact that John Mayer, our patron saint of heavenly horology, walked onto the Grammy stage with amazing...
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