Celeb Focus: Ellen DeGeneres’ Impressive Watch Collection!
These days, it isn’t uncommon to catch a celebrity or influential leader sporting the latest luxury wristwatch. With their vast amounts of fame and wealth they are able to acquire some MONSTROUS watch collections that turn even the most avid watch collector green with envy.
We’ve previously studied the watch collections of celebrities like Ed Sheeran, Kevin Hart and Anthony Joshua, but what we haven’t done, is take a look at the watch collection of a FEMALE celebrity. There is one lady in particular that comes to mind, and that is one of TV’s most comical talk show hosts, Ellen DeGeneres.
Who is Ellen DeGeneres?
Ellen has amassed a huge following thanks to her infectious smile and quirky remarks. You may also recognise her very distinctive voice from Disney’s ‘Finding Nemo’, as she played the forgetful Royal Blue Tang, Dory. But what has us and many other watch connoisseurs hooked is her insane collection. Whether she’s on TV, walking the red carpet or simply taking a stroll, she ALWAYS ensures her wrist is adorned with a stunning luxurious watch.
DeGeneres seems to prefer two famous brands in particular, Rolex and Patek Philippe. So we’ll start with the most popular, Rolex!
The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 Everose is a favourite among those who prefer a watch with some contemporary appeal. The rose gold case features a matt black sandblasted bezel and an iconic Rolex black dial with large luminous hour markers. The relatively new piece was released in 2015 and features Rolex’s new Oysterflex bracelet, which allows for increased comfort and more movement.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 ref. 228206
The next piece is a modern take on a classic. The Datejust was first created in 1945 and featured an 18-carat yellow gold case. Over sixty years later, the same model has now adapted to the times and is also available in platinum and white gold. Ref. 228206 features an elegant platinum smooth bezel and a unique glacier blue patterned dial. If it is possible for a watch to remind you of a season, then this undeniably represents winter.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6262
Probably one of the most sought after models of our time is the Cosmograph Daytona. While it’s obvious that Ellen enjoys her modern watches, she also seems to have a soft spot for vintage too. Ref. 6262 features a stainless steel case and that all-important cream ‘Paul Newman’ dial.
Located at two and four o’clock are two steel pushers that activate and reset the sporty chronograph function. Ellen owns a huge variety of Rolex Daytona’s in all kinds of metals including yellow gold, bi-metal, rose and steel. That’s one hell of collection!
Ellen clearly likes to keep things interesting. Although she owns her fair share of sporty steel watches, she also collects some pretty stylish dress watches too. Below, she is pictured wearing ref. 5204/1R-001 (enlargement on the right). I have also included one of the newest members of the Grand Complications family, ref. 5270/1R (enlarged on the left), because the two are almost identical in appearance.
Both feature an 18-carat rose gold case, the exclusive rose gold “Gouette” bracelet” and black dials with chronograph subdials, perpetual calendar display and day/night indication. The pieces also exhibit day, month and date indication, so pretty much everything you need to know when out and about.
Concluding this brief list is ref. 5164A. Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the Aquanaut travel time features a 40mm stainless steel rounded octagon case, and a "tropical” strap ultra resistant to salt water and UV radiation.
The black embossed dial features gold applied Arabic numeral markers and dual time display with local and home time indication. At £26,050 it’s one of the more affordable Patek’s on the market, and yet probably one of the most underestimated!
All of the watches above may belong to Rolex and Patek Philippe, but that’s not to say that DeGeneres entire collection does. The comedy legend also collects from Audemars Piguet, Omega and many more luxurious brands. This lady will always be know for her successful career, but we will always remember her for that crazy watch collection.
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