Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Think about being a Bristol Farms shopper in Los Angeles who occurred to cease on this previous Monday night. There you might be, between the ready mac and cheese and the potato salad, when, BAM! There’s Rihanna. However even when Rihanna outlets like a daily particular person, she wears a rattling good watch to do it: a gold Cartier Santos, a watch most celebrities reserve for the crimson carpet. Rihanna, after all just isn’t “most celebrities.” She’s not even most watch collectors—the Dangerous Gal has amassed a formidable array of timepieces over her profession. She owns collector-favorites just like the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Rolex Day-Date, and Cartier Panthère. And now, one in all her watches has gone grocery buying. Additionally this week, a Root Beer watch and Travis Scott can’t cease carrying his new favourite Richard Mille.
Rihanna’s Cartier Santos
Cartier is the right model for somebody as fashion-forward as Rihanna. Whereas conventional watchmakers obsess over the actions inside watches, Cartier is simply as desirous about making the instances the actions sit in appear to be items of wonderful jewellery. There’s a cause it’s emerged as the favourite model amongst perennial best-dressed chart toppers like Tyler, the Creator, Kanye, and Henry Golding.
Brandom Ingram’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II “Root Beer”
Persevering with the groceries development: we’ve acquired a “Root Beer” GMT. The watch will get its moniker, clearly, from its two-tone black-and-brown bezel. The brand new Root Beer GMT, launched in 2018, has a extra attention-grabbing arc than the remainder of its soda-aisle compatriots just like the “Pepsi” or “Coke.” Whereas these items have remained comparatively static over the many years, Rolex has routinely retooled the Root Beer. The primary, launched round 1963, featured a strong brown bezel and matching dial, whereas later iterations featured a two-tone bezel with chocolate and cream tones. The latter is called the “Clint Eastwood” as a result of the actor wore the piece in a number of motion pictures within the ‘80s and ‘90s. This new black-and-brown is a favourite amongst lanky NBA gamers like Ingram and Philadelphia 76er Ben Simmons.
Rick Ross’s Cartier Santos
First Rihanna and now Rick Ross—it was a great week for the Santos. Whether or not you’re conserving it easy in gold or customizing the piece with a bucket of diamonds, the Cartier delivers. Ross’s comes with a skeletonized dial, which is the popular Santos of different rappers like Younger Thug, Swae Lee, and Meek Mill.
Travis Scott Richard Mille RM-69
I would not essentially name a watch with panels displaying express messages an “on a regular basis” piece, however Travis Scott clearly has a distinct definition than I do. Ever since first carrying this sexy Richard Mille watch again in January, it’s been on his wrist for seemingly each potential public look. For these unfamiliar, the RM-69 is a watch with three panels that randomize a wide range of sexual phrases (“I lust to caress your physique” is among the extra PG-13 settings). Richard Mille says it’s a part of a protracted historical past of lewd timepieces. (Not a lie: test this NSFW Jacob & Co. piece, as an example.) The watch is all a part of Richard Mille’s long-running mission. As Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer factors out in his most up-to-date GQ column, “Probably the most modern a part of Richard Mille’s legacy may be knocking the stuffiness out of luxurious watchmaking.”
Jack Harlow’s Rolex Sky Dweller
An enormous look on Saturday Night time Reside requires a giant watch to go together with it. The rapper went with the Rolex Sky-Dweller, which is sort of a GMT with a brand new working system. They’re each constructed to inform two totally different time zones, however go about it in utterly other ways. The inside ring on the Sky-Dweller’s dial does the work of the additional hour hand on the GMT—and in additional dramatic trend.