Celebrity Watch Spotting!

The majority of today’s celebrities who are photographed in public, whether that be for a casual stroll in the park, or for a red carpet event, are almost always sporting a stunning timepiece created by one of the top luxury watch manufacturers. Since the year is swiftly drawing to a close, we thought we’d take a look back and choose some of our favourite watch spotting moments of 2017.

Grigor Dimitrov – Rolex Oyster Perpetual Platinum Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 116506

Last month the Bulgarian world No. 3 stunned audiences by successfully defeating David Goffin in the finals of Nitto ATP 2017. Dimitrov won the title with a solid, agile and speedy performance, and like many champions before him, he did it in style.

The tennis champion was spotted wearing a stunning 50th anniversary Rolex Platinum Daytona with brown bezel and blue ice dial. When the highly anticipated Platinum Daytona debuted at Baselworld in 2013, there was skepticism about whether the wristwatch would live up to all its hype. The verdict? It most certainly did!

Credit: Nitto ATP and Rolex

The watch specifications:

  • Material: Platinum
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Dial: Ice blue dial with tachymeter scale on a brown ceramic bezel and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass
  • Bracelet: Platinum Oyster bracelet
  • Movement: Self-winding
  • Power reserve: 72 hours
  • Calibre: 4130
  • Water-resistance: 100m
  • Price: £55,000

 

50 Cent – Richard Mille Flyback ‘Black Phantom’ Ref. RM011

50 Cent has been writing and producing music since the early noughties. Nowadays the American rapper is not only respected for his musical talents but social media pages like Instagram has enabled him and many other celebrity influencers to become admired for their trendy style. Earlier in the summer 50 cent was spotted wearing a sporty Richard Mille RM011 ‘Black Phantom’.

Although the intricately designed wristwatch is an all-black design, the timepiece emits an attractive understated appeal, which should never be underappreciated.

Credit: Social Media and Richard Mille

The watch specifications:

  • Material: Carbon
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Dial: skeletonized dial with hour markers coated in a luminous material, protected by sapphire crystal glass
  • Bracelet: Black rubber strap with a double fold titanium clasp
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Power reserve: 55 hours
  • Calibre: RMAC1
  • Water-resistance: 5 ATM
  • Price: £119,000

 

Serena Williams – Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie Diamond Outrage Ref. 67700BC.ZZ.9190BC.01

The seven time Wimbledon Champion never fails to entertain fans and onlookers with her astounding backhand and elegant style. No matter what the rules state, Serena Williams will always ensure she puts her own signature on everything she does.

Whether that be wearing bold pink undershorts and headband at Wimbledon, an all white tournament, or walking the red carpet wearing the incredible Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie Diamond Outrage. The unbelievable design is both beautiful and extreme. The entire surface of the wristwatch (excluding the small and clean white watch face) is completely covered in 50.06 carats of brilliant cut diamonds and 15.85 carats of diamond baguettes.

Credit: Vogue and Audemars Piguet

The watch specifications:

  • Material: 18-carat white gold case, entirely set with diamonds
  • Diameter: 34mm
  • Dial: Mirror polished dial with blackened gold hands, glare proofed sapphire crystal glass
  • Bracelet: 18-carat white gold bracelet entirely set with diamonds
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Calibre: 2701
  • Setting: 9,923 brilliant-cut diamonds and 354 baguette-cut diamonds
  • Price: POA

 

Kevin Hart – Patek Philippe World Time in Rose Gold Ref. 5230R-001

Kevin Hart is well known for his extensive collection of luxury timepieces. The American comedian has been spotted wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, Patek Philippe Nautilus with diamonds and a Patek Philippe World Time, in just three days. Hart clearly chooses to embrace a more classic and sophisticated style. Today, the star shared a picture of himself wearing the Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch, a refined and intelligently designed timepiece.

Credit: Social Media and Patek Philippe

The watch specifications:

  • Material: 18-carat rose gold
  • Diameter: 38.5mm
  • Dial: Grey patterned center with 24 hour multiple time zone indicator, 18-carat gold hour markers and hands, with scratch resistant sapphire glass
  • Bracelet: Alligator patterned brown leather strap with 18-carat rose gold fold clasp
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Calibre: 240 HU
  • Power reserve: 48 hour
  • Water-resistance: 3 ATM
  • Price: discontinued

It is safe to say that this year, celebrities have been sporting some incredibly beautiful, unique and, in some cases, outrageous wristwatches! What will the famous faces of today be wearing next year? Only time will tell, but we can be sure that the top picks will be products from the top luxury watch manufacturers like Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Richard Mille.

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