Nikola Jokic and his Cartier are MVPs
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Close NBA watchers complain that Nikola Jokic, Denver Nugget’s passing wizard and reigning MVP, isn’t getting enough appreciation. I’m here to agree: We don’t appreciate Nikola Jokic watches. Like his banana flying saucer game across the field, this watch made me roll my eyes, bewildered, and ultimately amazed. Joker is wearing a Cartier Caliber Chronograph, a model that is now out of production and may be a little too far ahead of its time.
When Cartier introduced the original Caliber in 2010 as a sports watch, it came out with all the necessary information. At 42 mm, this watch is athletic, especially by typical Cartier standards. (The size on the brand’s flagship Tank is 29.5×22 mm.) The watch is fitted on a metal strap, with large numerals on the dial and chunky lugs (the arms). connect the case to the leather bracelet). Cartier even swapped out both its square box and oddball shapes for the traditional round shape, completely dipping its toes into the sports world.
Over the years, Cartier has been rolling out a diving Caliber, as well as this Chronograph iteration. It’s hard to understand this watch coming to Jokic. Why this product, discontinued in 2018, instead of something like its spiritual successor, the Cartier Drive (or literally any immensely popular sports watch) that we see a lot on the wrists of NBA players)? And while standard calibers are not difficult to buy by hand, the secondary market is not exactly flooded with this rose gold chronograph watch. Calibers may arrive a little earlier than the massive wave of sports watches that collectors love today.
Jokic is not a guy I usually see when it comes to watches, but with this watch he has demonstrated a great taste and unusual hobby of collecting.
Also this week, not one but two europhia members have worn some amazing and unique watches.
Jacob Elordi .’s Heuer Monaco Card
It’s easy for young Hollywood stars to stick to a tried-and-true watch collection scheme. Even occasional readers of this column will know the pieces that celebrities eagerly seek out. So it’s refreshing to see people like Elordi (and Tom Holland) takes a slightly different approach by choosing the distinctive Monaco and all its sharp 90° corners. Plus, the watch has a history with Hollywood royalty for its history with Steve McQueen.
Richard Mille RM 74-01 by Pharrell
Pharrell has his own Richard Mille in partnership with high-end concept watch maker, but the brand does not give that honor to anyone. Before he was a collaborator, Pharrell was a pretty serious RM collector: We already knew he owned 25-01 and 70-01when his wife Helen Lasichanh has “Kiwi” 37-01. Here he is wearing the relatively new RM 74-01, which was released last May. The watch case is made from a special material called Cermet, which is a combination of titanium and ceramic. Richard Mille wonderfully describes the process used to combine these two materials as FLASH SINTERING. I’ll spare you most of the technical mumbo stuff about what that means but just know it involves explosions of high voltage electricity.
Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox by Benedict Cumberbatch
Between 1949 and 1950, the first two wristwatches with alarm functions were dropped at the scene. The first is Vulcain Cricket; the second is JLC Memovox. These watches are loved by sitting US presidents and anyone else who wants to show off that they are busy men with lots of appointments and business deals to deal with. Over the years, JLC also realized that they could implement their alarm functionality in a variety of ways. The brand introduced the Memovox Deep Sea in 1959 as an alarm clock for divers in need of a stark reminder that it was time to get back to work. In 1965, JLC introduced an even larger divers’ watch, the Polaris. Now, the watch is helping Benedict Cumberbatch arrive on time for the Walk of Fame ceremony.
Angus Cloud’s Polo Ralph Lauren Tuxedo Bear
For decades, the Polo Bear has been the star on sweaters, shirts, ties, scarves, mugs, and even mugs. coloring book. In 2019, Ralph Lauren finally brought his fur mascot to a watch. The first batch consisted of four different pieces showing the Bear dressed as a regatta attendee and/or Bruce Springsteen cosplayer. Cloud is wearing a watch with a Tuxedo bear, wearing a faded denim jacket. “I have always loved the contradiction, pairing a tuxedo jacket with a pair of jeans and boots.” Ralph Lauren talking about the watch. Cloud also loves contradictions: a full set of Burberry, Tom Ford Socks, a Ralph Lauren watch and a Kangol hat?? Ralph Lauren will approve.