Welcome to Clock of the week, where we’ll be tracking the rarest, wildest, and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
It’s been a good week for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While most prestigious directors love to dirty the MCU, Paul Thomas Anderson identifies himself as a fan. Shang-Chi, he said, has “great energy,” which is the highest praise one can receive from a Los Angeles resident. But the Marvel universe is more than just movies and TV shows. It also expands into the world of products including a partnership with luxury watch brand Audemars PIguet founded in March. The first watch in what will be an ongoing collaboration focused on Black Panther. This product is part of a larger pop culture wave of watches: Admirers Mickey Mouse, Mario, and Space jam all can find luxury watches to dazzle their fandom this year. But none of these watches are quite as popular as this super popular ($162,000) Black Panther clock. Serena Williams, a real-life superhero, obviously fits that. Also this week, Scottie Pippen showed he’s no second fool and Andrew Garfield kept it classic.
Serena Williams’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon
Considering The eternal ‘ Score on Rotten Tomatoes, working with Audemars Piguet has to be one of Marvel’s better runs in 2021. The footage contains an actual character of superhero Wakandan at the center, which took 30 hours to carve, according to trademark. Only 250 pieces were made and we’ve seen a few in the wild on her wrist LeBron James, Weekend, Neymar, and now Williams.
Scottie Pippen’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Burning below the surface of Last dance, between the quest for another Chicago Bulls title and the tension between Michael Jordan’s Batman and Pippen’s Robin, is an intense battle. Pay attention to the entire documentary and you’ll see both Pippen and Jordan uses dueling pieces from the same brand, Roger Dubuis. Jordan’s watches are great – its strap is made from tires that have literally been part of winning Formula 1 cars, which makes it perfect for a man who suffers from obsessed with victory. But Pippen wears Dubuis’s Excalibur, a skeleton dial watch with two tourbillons. And you know what’s cooler than used tires? White gold is used to make Excalibur. Jordan’s watch retails for $75,000. Pippen’s? $287,500.
All of this to say: Pippen is more than holding her own place in horological science. When GQHis own Tyler R. Tynes interviewed Pippen about his new book Unprotected This week, Pippen wears another dramatic piece: a navy blue Royal Oak Offshore with a matching blue camo strap. “I am also a great player like Michael Jordan,” Pippen confirmed in the interview. If by “player” he means “watch collector”, I think he has a point.
Omega De Ville Tresor by Andrew Garfield
While promoting his new movie Clap, clack… Boom! Garfield is making a lot of news. He is rethinking his idea that Spider-Man should discover his bisexuality, not completely denying the rumor he will appear in the latest installment of the series alongside Tom Holland, and railing against capitalism. With loud noises like this, Garfield needed a quiet watch. He switched to the Omega De Ville Trésor, a product launched in 1949 and still as classic as it was back then. A must-have watch for the premiere of a movie called Clap, clack… Boom! However, let’s hope Garfield’s Omega only completes 2/3 of the title.
Richard Mille RM 030 by Gunna
Gunna is finding new ways to Guaranteed Rihanna’s next Halloween costume more expensive this year. This week, the rapper showcased his rose gold RM 030. This was a cornerstone work of Richard Mille: it was the first to include a detachable propeller that automatically disconnects from the winding mechanism when it reaches maximum power to prevent it from failing. That feature is now a signature of Richard Mille.
Daniel Ricciardo’s Patek Philippe 5271P Watch
F1 driver Ricciardo appeared on The Ellen Show ready to fight The presenter watched the damn thing. This 5271P is heavyweight: almost 60 baguette-cut diamonds cover the bezel and lugs, but when it comes to Patek, quality and material always balance. While this watch is appealing enough for even the most demanding rappers, it comes with a perpetual calendar feature that will please even the snob.