Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Final weekend, Timothée Chalamet wore one thing extraordinarily notable on a purple carpet. Like a lot of Timmy’s red-carpet outfits, it turned the One Large Factor everybody talked about on the web. It was massive, it was flashy, it was thrilling—it was a watch! Oh, I’m listening to now he additionally wore a shimmery purple quantity from designer-pal Haider Ackermann that was completely backless? Guess I missed that one…
As a result of Chalamet in a watch is a large deal. Whereas the younger actor is a fan of rings, hair ties, and bracelets—each of the Cartier and summer-camp-souvenir selection—he’s hardly ever if ever worn a watch to an enormous occasion. He wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso some time again, and as soon as tweeted, “ROSE GOLD PRESIDENTIAL ON MY BONEY WRIST,” referencing a Rolex Day-Date, however he by no means made good on this promise. He signed on to be a Cartier ambassador (or a “buddy of the home,” because the model calls it) all the way in which again in September of final yr, and whereas I figured that partnership would carry us one step nearer to a extra watch-friendly Chalamet, he made us wait 12 lengthy months for this second.
For a person with self-described bony wrists, he couldn’t have chosen a greater home to “befriend.” Skinny, small, and chic Cartiers are virtually tailored for these skipping wrist day on the fitness center. And whereas that is Chalamet’s first time carrying a Cartier in public, he skipped previous the model’s most ceaselessly noticed items, the Santos and customary no-frills Tank. As a substitute, he hopped into the model’s archives and surfaced with fairly the treasure: a double-time-zone Tank in white gold from 2002. Much like a GMT/travel-time watch, this Tank is designed to inform the wearer what time it’s in two totally different locations. Not like many different GMTs, which merely add one other hour hand, this one cleverly makes use of two wholly totally different hour-and-minute setups to realize its dual-time standing. The watch really homes two separate actions to do that.
Thanks primarily to Chalamet’s friends at a wave of movie festivals, we’ve a super-sized model of Watches of the Week.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Breitling Tremendous Chronomat B01 44
The advert marketing campaign that spawned 1,000,000 unhealthy Seinfeld impressions: “What’s the deal with streetwear? It’s not like these youngsters put on these things on the road, they’re simply protecting it pristine of their closet. They need to name it closet put on!” Extra age-appropriate than the Kith get-ups Seinfeld wore is the Breitling on his wrist. The watch takes inspiration from an earlier ‘80s-era Chronomat the model made in collaboration with Frecce Tricolori, the Italian Air Power’s air show group. Mamma mia.
Zendaya’s Cartier Panthère
Zendaya appears to have caught the watch bug from boyfriend Tom Holland—she was additionally noticed this week carrying what appears to be like like his Rolex “Panda” Daytona. However on the US Open she wore this beautiful Panthère, an ideal look ahead to beginning her personal assortment.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Tag Heuer Monaco
Downey Jr. is an ambassador for the peculiar on the subject of watch gathering. He wears spacecraft-looking Urwerks and bulbous Greubel Forseys with small rotating globes set into the dial. RDJ is very similar to a fan of Detroit-style pizza: Spherical? No, thanks. So it’s no shock to see him within the Tag Heuer Monaco, the beloved sq. racing watch that was worn by of us like Steve McQueen.
Trevor Noah’s Rolex Daytona
The US Open has been superior this yr. Nice matches! A Serena send-off! Huge celebrities in the home! And a ton of excellent watches! Main the cost was Noah’s Rolex Daytona—already one of the crucial coveted watches on this planet, the late-night host’s is available in platinum with an ice-blue dial and chocolate-brown bezel.
Adam Driver’s Breitling B15 Duograph 42
The Venice Movie Competition put a greater diversity of watches on show than your native Tourneau store. Driver wore one among Breitling’s extra elegant fashions: the red-gold Duograph. The watch continues to be on par with the extremely technical pilot watches Breitling is understood for, however is wrapped up in fancy packaging.
Adrien Brody’s Chopard L.U.C XPS tourbillon volant Pink Carpet Version
When you’ve got a purple carpet to attend, why not rock a “Pink Carpet Version” watch? Brody’s is a blue variant of the unique, launched in 2018, with the extra on-the-nose purple dial. Chopard neatly added diamonds to the bezel of this one, kicking the watch up a pair notches to fulfill 2022’s excessive requirements.
Vincent Cassel’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
I need to be Vincent Cassel after I develop up, particularly if it means I can have his no-funny-business and completely traditional model of the Royal Oak.