Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors are rivals on screen but best friends watch in real life
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Next year, Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors will play long-lost friends turned boxing rivals. Creed III. But more importantly being a co-star? Following friends. The pair sat side by side for the Atlanta Hawks’ inaugural game, each wearing a variation on a super vintage watch.
Majors is wearing one of the cleanest Rolex Submariners in existence. This version of the watch, launched in 1990, ushered in a new era for the Submariner by losing its date window, giving the model a more modern look. Oddly enough, this watch’s zero-density dial means it’s really less than The technically advanced version of the Submarine — even if it’s more desirable for collectors for that reason. Most Rolex watches are tested and certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and have the phrase “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” on their dials. Early models of this particular Submariner Majors did not go through this testing process, leaving the watch with only two lines of text below the center of the dial — which is why people call it the watch. This lake is the “two-line” Submariner.
Jordan’s participation in Day-Date is also not trivial. While this watch is often a quiet favorite at board meetings, Jordan’s Day-Date offers plenty of va-va-voom. The rose gold case, diamond hour markers, and beautiful brown dial won’t sit idly anywhere — not even on a fantastic Hawks beach chair.
Lil Yachty’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak customized by Alyx
Back in 2019, Alyx designer Matthew Williams decided to start creating custom versions of the beloved Royal Oak with Mad Paris. Two big changes are in the classic Alyx style: a brushed steel dial looks like the underside of a CD, while Williams’ signature glider buckle replaces the strap. (You can see it on Yachty’s wrist in this picture.) Williams admitted at the time that the 40 pieces he planned to do would “not sell out tomorrow,” he told GQ. “They will probably sell in the next few years.” I almost forgot about them until this week, when Williams’ prediction proved correct. Official Taker of Wock to Poland wore a custom Royal Oak to the same Hawks Majors game and Jordan attended. Wrist detection is pretty good in Atlanta.
Dwayne Johnson’s IWC Grand Pilot
This is a good time to become a major watch collector. I don’t mean, like a guy who likes watches — I mean big watch collectors. There’s a reason the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger attracted Panerai work in the ’90s: it was one of the few brands that offered something for the big bucks. Now, nearly every brand makes a Rock-sized watch. In particular, IWC makes that growth part of its appeal to collectors. Size is included in the name. What watch do you need if you are a big guy? A great Pilot, of course.
Eddie Redmayne Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Glasses
NASA astronauts who used the Speedmaster to get to the moon aren’t technical enough for you? Try Redmayne’s Speedmaster Chronoscope, which has scales to measure your speed, distance, and pulse (called tachymeter, telemeter, and pulsometer scales, respectively). While Redmayne probably won’t put this watch to practical use, those chronographs were a good excuse for Omega to revive the ring in a circle design from the 1940s. clock, called the “snail” Dial. Handsome appearance and a cute nickname.
Richard Mille RM 11-03 by Deandre Ayton
Phoenix Suns Ayton Center looks like a man who just signed a new contract. Sure, he has a giant stone necklace around his neck – but he’s also rocking Richard Mille’s RM 11-03 in red, a watch limited to just 50 pieces. The RM 11-03 is loved by NBA players, but RM has turned them out in all sorts of colors and special edition variations that nobody really has to copy opponents or even teammates if they want to. Ayton’s watch retailed for $173,500 when it was released in 2019, but that shouldn’t be a problem for Suns’ $133 million new man.