Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we’ll track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
An unfortunate side effect of modern sports media is that players’ achievements are often shortened to a bulleted resume. Ringz, honey! But even in this nuanced allergy ecosystem, Patrick Mahomes is thriving: two MVPs, two Super Bowl rings and two SB MVPs in 27. His resume as a watch collector is also scrutinized. So far, we’ve seen him wear:
This year, Mahomes wears different Rolex, Day-Date Platinum, while walking into the stadium before the game (you can see better from this angle). This piece debuted at the big Watches & Wonders fair last year and quickly Become a favorite collector. Mahomes’ version comes with a diamond ring on the bezel. I have written extensively about Rolex’s longstanding relationship with victory—the brand seems to always appear next to the trophies on the wrists of giants like Federer and Tiger Woods — so that means multi-time champion Mahomes gets to wear the Crown almost exclusively.
With the Day-Date, Mahomes moves from Rolex’s “professional” (sports) watches to more “classic” (more luxurious) watches. The Day-Date is all about class: the massive platinum dial, the ice blue dial, and the watch’s signature “president” bracelet. This is not a watch just for a sports star—it is a watch with a history that involves John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Warren Buffet. Now, let’s add Mahomes to that list.
Will Ferrell’s Rolex Yacht-Master
The Yacht-Master is the perfect “sport” watch for 2023, which means it truly is a luxury item disguised as a sports watch. Meaning that while the dials and functions are in line with iconic Rolex sportswear (like the Submariner), the Yacht-Master has its own luxurious touches. While you won’t immediately recognize it, Ferrell’s is made from white gold, not stainless steel. If there’s one phrase to describe what’s hot in watches right now, it’s it: sporty looks, luxurious feel.
Vacheron Constantin FiftySix by Michael B. Jordan
You can follow the trends of the watch world through the Vacheron Constantin revivals. Last year, when the craze about Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Patek Phillipe’s Nautilus peaked, The brand has brought the luxury sports icon of the 70s back to the 222 .One Jordan watches also wear recently. Back in 2018, Vacheron went a little further in its archive for this FiftySix, which was inspired by a watch that came out in—you bet—’56. FiftySix’s predecessor, reference 6073, was an early turn of the century push for Vacheron. The super simple wristwatch is designed with Arabic numerals for the 21st century.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang by Zion Williamson
Big Bang wouldn’t be the worst nickname for Zion, the athletic car-style basketball player. But Zion is currently on the bench rocking a blacked out version of Spirit of the Big Bang known as “Black Magic”. Hublot is a master at using different materials—its sapphires in lemon yellow And purple unlike anything else in watches. Of course Zion is made of microblasted ceramics.
Patek Philippe Nautilus by Michael Strahan
There were many great watches on display at the Super Bowl, none bigger than Rihanna’s crimson Jacob & Co. However, Strahan knows a thing or two about being a loser at the Super Bowl and staying on top anyway — and he and his watch aren’t going down without a fight. The Nautilus is a heavyweight watch and the Strahan comes with a rose gold case and the ability to track two time zones. Not too bad.