Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Final summer season, all Drake did was relaxation. On New Yr’s, he stretched. And on Valentine’s Day, he had intercourse. That’s no less than in response to his new tune “What’s Subsequent.” As for what’s next-next? We’ll see, he promised.. Effectively, what occurred subsequent is what’s occurred so many instances over Champagne Papi’s profession: he obtained a brand new watch. Seen leaving the studio alongside Zack Bia and diverse different crew members, Drake was noticed sporting one of many coolest Rolex Daytonas we’ve seen shortly. This frosty blue-dialed Daytona was launched in 2013 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the mannequin, and Rolex went massive for the Daytona’s fiftieth: the model made the watch in platinum for the primary time ever, after which paired the ice-blue bezel with the chocolate-brown bezel—additionally a primary for the Daytona. On the time of its launch, this added up for a really luxurious tackle the sports activities watch. Eight years later, it stays a favourite amongst collectors, as evidenced by Drake getting his arms on one. And his wasn’t the one massive Daytona this week.
Drake’s Rolex Daytona
Drake’s MO as a watch collector appears to be to at all times maintain us guessing. One second he’s icing-out his Patek Philippe Nautilus—a giant no-no amongst collectors—and the subsequent he’s shopping for blue-chip Daytonas that any hardcore fanatic would need.
Drake’s timing couldn’t be higher, both. Whereas it was a giant deal for Rolex to outfit its sporty Daytona in platinum and an icy blue dial in 2013, the Crown has come a great distance since then. Now, the Daytona is available in all kinds of treasured metals—and this week Rolex unveiled a model of the watch with a dial made out of meteorite. The Daytona has solely gotten extra attention-grabbing since Drake’s was launched—and no less than a few of that shift might be traced again to this very piece.
Daniel Kaluuya’s Cartier Ballon Bleu
Daniel Kaluuya continues to brush award reveals along with his efficiency in Judas and the Black Messiah, and he continues to put on nice watches whereas doing so. On the Critics’ Alternative Awards awards, Kaluuya wore an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. And on Sunday, through the Display screen Actors Guild awards, Kaluuya was working with this Cartier Ballon Bleu. Get a very good take a look at Kaluuya’s model of the watch, as a result of Cartier simply unveiled its successor at Watches & Wonders. The brand new Ballon Bleu will measurement down, from Kaluuya’s 42mm to 40, and now comes with these three phrases each watch collectors desires of:
I like you “in-house motion.” That means, primarily, that Cartier will now manufacture the mechanism that powers the watch moderately than buying it from an exterior watchmaker.
Blake Griffin’s Rolex Daytona
The white-and-black Panda dial could very nicely be the mack daddy of recent Daytonas. The watch first got here out in 2016, however that hasn’t stopped of us, like these at watch weblog Time & Tide, from asking years later, “Is it the GOAT metal sports activities mannequin?” Whereas Drake’s ice blue-and-brown could require a collector snug with some flash to get away with, Griffin’s vintage-inspired panda dial is a real crowd-pleaser. Identical to his dunks.
Eddie Redmayne’s Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M
One small silver lining of Zoom award present season are the photoshoots celebrities now do to switch pink carpet pictures. In case you’re going to get all dressed up for a present, there’s no level in solely letting folks see the highest half of you whereas clapping politely for the remainder of the nominees. It’s an honor simply to be nominated, however to not have the chance for a match pic denied. In order that explains Redmayne putting a pose right here in his Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. This piece is a component sports activities watch, half costume watch, and all good-looking. The dial sample is impressed by the look of a deck on a ship—I’m going to enterprise a guess and say the supply of inspiration was nearer to a yacht than a dinghy.
Jordan Spieth’s Rolex Daytona
There’s the Rolex Daytona is considered one of, if not the, hottest sports activities watch on the earth: the watch popped up on the wrist of three distinguished figures within the span of every week. Spieth’s is one other luxurious tackle the racing watch: made out of white gold with a “Cerachrom” bezel (Rolex’s time period for its ceramic), this piece is extra snug within the luxurious field than the pit at Daytona. Three very totally different dudes, three very totally different Daytonas—I problem you to search out one other watch with the identical vary.