Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we will monitor the rarest, wildest, and maximum covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
It’s humorous to take into consideration the origins of Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut now. Within the ‘90s, Patek was once looking for an eye that will cater to the appetites of a brand new set of creditors flush with money from the dot-com growth. The emblem had quite a lot of heady, high-complication items for the black-tie set…however no longer a lot on faucet for the rising wealthy who wore a uniform of T-shirts and denims. Input the Aquanaut: an excellent sportier and extra informal cousin to Patek’s Nautilus.
The first actual Aquanaut, presented in 1997, was once given the reference quantity 5060A. The watch got here with a black dial, white hour numerals, and, in a primary for Patek, a black rubber-like strap (a “tropical” strap within the emblem’s parlance). And when The Weeknd wore that very watch to a Los Angeles gala closing week, it was once a reminder of the way a lot the watch international has modified: The watch designed to slot in with an off-the-cuff cloth cabinet now appears excellent at a gala and coupled with a swimsuit.
The Aquanaut was once a newcomer in 1997, retailing for approximately $5,000, in step with Hodinkee, however it now sells for $23,070 for the ones fortunate sufficient to get one immediately from Patek. (It’s extra simply discovered now for more than one occasions that quantity at the secondary marketplace.) Perhaps what’s modified essentially the most is that, whilst the Aquanaut was once as soon as designated for the nouveau riche popping out of Silicon Valley, it’s now very a lot the area of well-known actors, rappers, momagers (see beneath) and singers like The Weeknd.
Luka Doncic’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
When did Luka Doncic formally change into an NBA famous person? Was once it closing yr, when he led his group to the convention finals? How about this yr, the place he’s been averaging 36.1 issues according to recreation this season? I’d argue that it took place on TKNIGHT, when he broke out aRolex Daytona—sometimes called the Legit Watch of NBA Superstars. LeBron James owns one, and so does Anthony Davis. Additionally: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Michael Jordan. Now, Doncic owns one in gold with a black dial and gold once more at the subdials—the trendy piece is harking back to the cherished “John Participant Particular” Daytona.
Kris Jenner’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut
It took precisely 8 (8) days for this watch to land at the wrist of Jenner. It was once only some weeks in the past that Patek introduced this new hilariously ostentatious model of its Aquanaut. The brand new model of the sporty type comes with two rings of diamonds at the bezel: a rainbow of 40 sapphires at the periphery and 40 extra diamonds stacked within the ones. Even the hour markers are represented through other coloured gem stones. This watch is already being handed from side to side between Jenner and boyfriend Cory Gamble, who wore the Aquanaut to a Lakers recreation.
Eddie Redmayne’s Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Redmayne’s Seamaster is connected to each James Bond (Pierce Brosnan wore the watch whilst in personality), and Prince William (who gained it as a present from his mother Princess Diana). So what’s Redmayne seeking to let us know with this watch? Clearly that’s he’s about to change into both the brand new James Bond, or next-in-line to be the King of Britain. Giant week!