Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we will track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
Buying a Rolex watch is not easy. The starting price alone is prohibitive for most people, and that’s before we start looking at our manicured waitlists and agency relationships and sky-high secondary market prices. and more. And, as Roger Federer watches demonstrate, even after you overcome those challenges, there is always another velvet rope that keeps most watch collectors from the top prizes. At Wimbledon this past weekend, Rolex ambassador Federer wore an orange jade-coated Cosmograph Daytona that was released “silently” this year. The silent release is the ultimate versatility of the watch world.
This is an industry tradition, a way to reserve a handful of sections only for VIP clients with the most V-capital. Every year, after sharing a handful of new items with the world, the brand reps bring their closest customers into the back room to showcase the really good stuff. These watches are often covered in diamonds, are brightly colored and will never appear on the brand’s official website. (Silent releases are also known as out-of-category products.) This year, alongside Federer’s watch, it appears. Rolex also quietly released another dazzling rainbow Daytona and a Yacht-Master set with jewels seemingly stolen from the Easter Bunny’s palette. In or out of the category, the orange Daytona is one of Rolex’s coolest new releases for 2022. The black dial paired with the traffic cone jewels is sure to be a hit if Michael’s Rubin, person had a big party under his beltdecided to hang out again for Halloween.
David Beckham’s Tudor Black Bay Pro
Like Federer, David Beckham also showed off a brand new watch this week. In terms of exclusivity, Beckham is on the opposite end of the spectrum. The clock is decided above catalog and costs “only” $4,000. This year, Tudor reworked its flagship Black Bay model into a GMT — giving it a second hour hand to keep track of the time in a different position. The watch is my personal Favorite new release from Tudor this year– that mellow yellow hour hand is a touch of beauty – and Beckham seems to find it irresistible.
Warren Buffet’s Rolex Day-Date
Buffet, the famously frugal Berkshire Hathaway CEO, owns this nauseating neon green lizard print shirt since 2008 so you can bet he’s a One Nice Watch guy. And what does the world do? ninth rich man wear when he’s drinking Coca-Cola and eating his daily McDonald’s? A Rolex Day-Date in natural, gold. This watch claims to be the ultimate prestige watch, created for presidents and CEOs to be exactly Buffet. He suddenly wears a watch more fashion conscious Sun Valley Conference. Okay, Warren: You’ve got your watch, now it’s time to upgrade the rest of your wardrobe.
Steve Carell’s Rolex Daytona Watch
Teenagers are getting dressed to see Minions: The Rise of Gru and Carell is contributing in her own way. He’s missing the suit here, but the icy Rolex Daytona on his wrist more than makes up for it. There are many favorite color combinations implemented on Daytona — black and white panda or colorful rainbow—But this chocolate brown bezel and ice blue dial might just be the best. That icy dial is an immediate sign of prestige when it comes to Rolex watches because of one of the “odd” rules: That particular color dial is only allowed on watches made from platinum.
Ringo Starr’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Legendary musician meets new luxury watch and flying sparks. Starr has been loyal to this Aquanaut for a while, wearing it in 2016 Eight days a week Documentary about the Beatles — and an almost exact match with former band member Paul McCartney. It’s sweet, isn’t it? The Beatles have never been afraid to try new things, and it seems to apply to our expanded definition of luxury watches.