Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we’ll track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
Brendan Fraser is back. He’s an upcoming movie Whale is creating an Oscar-worthy buzz. And you know what that means: party! Shindigs! Gala! VIP Dinner! Fancy magazine covers (ahem!!) Awards Ceremony! Red carpet! And you know all that other things That means: he will need a watch.
Fraser relied on one watch for these events: the Omega De Ville Prestige (yes, that’s the name). This watch is simple and elegant, exactly the kind of watch that goes with all the shindigs that Fraser can rely on as a tool of work. Fraser’s De Villa is a timeless timepiece. How do I know? Because the items from 1967, when this collection came out, didn’t look much different from the items made today. The numerals have been replaced and the placement of text on the dial is inconsistent, but the De Ville’s slim, refined design has stood the test of time. It will now get a top spot on Fraser’s wrist in a hot awards season.
Lionel Messi’s Patek Philippe Nautilus Watch
Well, things will probably get better for Lionel Messi, to whom Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning perhaps biggest sadness in World Cup history. So scrambling for some good news here, try this: it’s a pretty cool watch, Leo! Messi’s white gold Nautilus is a look at the future of the line. While Patek Philippe ditches the very popular stainless steel Nautilus (referred to as reference 5711), it replaced it with an almost identical version of the watch in white gold, like the shirt Messi is wearing. See, I bet he feels better already.
Lebron James Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch
James has never had a problem with the strap. More proof of that this week as the King shakes AP’s new blue ceramic Royal Oak. The proudest blue entity since the Eiffel 65, the dial, sundial, case, bracelet, and crown of the ceramic watch all recede into the shade. AP tested a black and white monochrome ceramic watch, but this blue model might be the best of the bunch.
Tudor Black Black Fifty Eight by David Beckham
Suddenly, ambassador Tudor Beckham became excited about the watch selection. The brand spent 2022 releasing batch after batch: the Black Bay Pro GMT with interesting lemon-yellow hands, the plain Ranger and the red-rimmed Pelagos all hit the market. But this week Beckham is back with one of the brand’s best releases from last year, wearing the Black Bay Fifty Eight to this week’s World Cup. The Fifty Eight line of Tudor watches is reminiscent of 1958, and the details underneath this umbrella lend an aesthetic to watches from that time. They are inspired by Tudor’s original dive watches from the time and are slightly smaller when worn on the wrist. That’s combined with a bit of modern magic: in 2021, there’s nothing better than making a watch in bronze, which rusts much faster than other materials.
Josh Groban’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Thanksgiving is over, which means we can finally move on to the Christmas music season. Lo and behold, we have the king of christmas right here. To kick off the holiday cheer, Groban is wearing Rolex’s beloved Daytona model. Impossible to buy in retail, beautiful, and selling for many times the original price on the secondary market—this is the kind of watch that Groban has to thank Santa for.