Rihanna wears an all-time classic Rolex
Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we’ll track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
One more reason to many reasons to stan Rihanna: she considers watches an essential element of her pregnancy journey. When she first announced her pregnancy last January, she wore one of Rolex’s rarer and more exotic models, the King Midas pointed, which was inspired by the Parthenon of Athena in Greece (the fact that this watch appeared all over my Instagram feed a year later is no coincidence). Last month, during the Super Bowl halftime performance in which she teased her pregnant belly, she wore a bright red Jacob & Co. Brilliant Skeleton Northern Lights. And this week, Rihanna wears a completely different watch, Rolex Day-Date, while hanging out in Los Angeles with A$AP Rocky.
Day-Date has never looked cooler – an effect Rihanna has on most of the clothes and accessories she wears. Most famously associated with presidents like Lyndon Johnson, Day-Date clearly benefited from Rihanna’s advantage. Instead of threading it under her suit, she showed it off alongside the tattoos and bump underneath her Loewe crop top.
Stainless steel sports watches have become the go-to item for every occasion, from everyday wear to formal wear. Rihanna makes a good argument that we should really do the opposite: wear our watches while running errands.
Rolex is the brand of choice for Rihanna and she is especially a fan of Day-Date. This model, with a gold case and champagne dial, appears to be something she has owned for years. Have pictures of her flirting at NBA games wear a watch that looks similar. Of course, Rihanna can afford to stack as many Dates as she wants. She also owns a rare version in rose gold, made especially unique by the “Oyster” bracelet. (The Day-Date is so tied to its standard “President” bracelet that most people know the watch by that moniker.)
Daniel Kaluuya’s Foreign Chronograph Vacheron Constantin
Kaluuya’s watches combine two elements that should never be overlooked. The first is Vacheron Constantin, which has never misled a red carpet attendee (Watch last week’s Oscars for proof of that). The second is a chronograph with an inverted panda layout, that is, a black dial with white sub-dials. Collectors look for vintage watches with this same layout and many modern models, like this overseas one, have adopted this style. Vacheron is known for its nicer watches, but it also has sports watches like this one.
Aaron Rodgers Zenith Chronomaster Chronograph
The most important words spoken in Aaron Rodgers’ Interview with Pat McAfee this week? “I have a ring and a watch.” That watch is the Zenith Chronomaster Sport with its signature white dial and trio of multicolored sub-dials. It’s good to see this particular watch on Rodgers’ wrist, because I said GQ‘s Yang-Yi Goh that he lost it after the Packers went to London to play the New York Giants last season. “I searched all the places I thought might happen—so I’ll have to search my house when I get back,” says Rodgers. “It’s usually my everyday watch.”
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak by Luka Doncic
The Doncic’s Audemars Piguet is a watch rarely seen at the IRL, but seems to be standard equipment in the NBA. This is really Doncic the third day variant of the Royal Oak, which he owns gold on gold And white gold with salmon colored dial. Somehow, the blue-and-white gold dial version he wore this week is the most modest of the bunch. Doncic is currently trying to bounce back from injury and help the Mavericks secure a playoff spot, which could explain the new watch. When I am sick, I also browse online stores to buy a new watch as a small gift.
Hublot’s Big Bang Spirit by Jalen Ramsey
New Miami Dolphins and shit talking legend Jalen Ramsey introduced herself to her new fanbase wearing a Hublot Spirit of Big Bang. This is a watch that speaks: fat, bold, hiding nothing from anyone. And it’s not even the roughest version of Big Bang, transparent yellow, orange, purple sapphire, and—the scariest of all—all-black ceramic.