A humorous factor has occurred to the Rolex Daytona reference 116508—the one with the gold case and a They’re-After-Me-Fortunate-Charms inexperienced dial. Effectively, at first, nothing in any respect occurred. The watch debuted at Baselworld in 2016, and in contrast to many Daytona fashions, or Rolex watches usually, there was not a gaggle of males with fats financial savings accounts banging down their boutique’s door to get one. That every one modified earlier this yr, when John Mayer confirmed this piece off in a Hodinkee video. “That was all it took,” Paul Altieri, CEO of pre-owned Rolex dealership Bob’s Watches, advised the New York Occasions. The watch instantly attracted all types of consumers—together with, it seems, Jonah Hill! Right this moment, these watches are bought out in every single place and whereas a pair months in the past nobody wished to pay the $34,650 retail value for a 116508, they’re now price as much as $70,000 on the secondary market. No telling how showing on one other fashionable movie star’s wrist will torque up the piece’s worth much more. Father Time blessed us this week with a tremendous menagerie of watches on the wrists of Eddie Redmayne, James Harden, and Rafael Nadal—a lot good things we’re hardly going to debate Odell Beckham Jr. carrying a $200,000 watch throughout a sport. (However you’ll be able to learn all about that right here.)
Jonah Hill’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
A tremendous addition to Jonah Hill Match Watch 2K19: Hill is carrying a Marilyn Manson tee, black denims, Adidas Superstars, and a Rolex that’s now price double what it was a couple of months in the past. Watches are hardly immune from the #affect that dictates giant chunks of males’s vogue. Some timepieces are even named after the icon who wore them: consider the Paul Newman Rolex, the Steve McQueen Rolex Explorer II (regardless of the actual fact the actor by no means really wore the watch!), and the Rolex Dato-Compax chronograph named after French skier Jean-Claude Killy. Quickly sufficient we’ll be calling the gold-green watch on Hill’s arm the “John Mayer.”
Eddie Redmayne’s Omega Speedmaster
This watch is the one one examined and authorised to be worn throughout flight by NASA—so, naturally, it’s been worn by astronauts, George Clooney, and now Eddie Redmayne. This simply so occurs to be the Speedmaster’s 50th anniversary and Omega has not wasted the chance—you should buy a commemorative model of the watch in “moonshine” gold with a small chunk of meteorite in it (for actual!!), or one other with a picture of Buzz Aldrin descending his spacecraft’s ladder onto the moon engraved right into a subdial. Right here, Redmayne wears the basic Omega Speedmaster in a black dial and stainless-steel case. Hey, if it was ok for Aldrin and Neil Armstrong…
Russell Westbrook’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Wearing a really attractive velvet swimsuit to attend the runway present of the endlessly attractive Tom Ford, in fact Russell Westbrook wore a really attractive watch. The Royal Oak, a watch that reveals up on this listing not less than as soon as per week for a purpose, is remade right here in a rose gold, and sheds its powerful man stainless-steel picture for an openwork, pouring-its-guts-out dial. The watch is but one more reason Westbrook and new Houston Rockets (and outdated Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder) teammate James Harden may dwell as much as the latter’s boast to GQ that their Rockets will likely be “the best-dressed crew within the historical past of sports activities.” Talking of Harden…
James Harden’s Patek Philippe Nautilus
If there’s any watch celebrities have loved strapping to their wrists greater than the Royal Oak this yr, it’s the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Its origin now takes on the tone of a well-recognized bedtime story: designed on a serviette in 5 minutes by prodigious watchmaker Gérald Genta, impressed by a ship’s porthole, touted as the costliest metal sports activities watch in historical past, and now inconceivable to realize with out unimaginable clout or nice endurance. On this month’s journal—𝓼𝓾𝓫𝓼𝓬𝓻𝓲𝓫𝓮—the artist Wes Lang known as the Nautilus “merely one of many prettiest you’ll ever gaze upon.” It doesn’t appear to be Harden would disagree with him on that time.
Rafeal Nadal’s Richard Mille RM-27-03
This is the reason Richard Mille pays Rafael Nadal the large bucks: for the form of advertising like an image of the tennis participant chomping on his U.S. Open trophy together with your model’s watch, striped with the colours of the Spanish flag, entrance and middle. Actually a ridiculous week for probably the most ridiculous watch model on the planet. After Nadal performed in, and gained, the U.S. Open along with his Richard Mille, Odell Beckham Jr. wore his RM-11 onto the sector and spent the entire week agitating for his proper to take action once more. Crazier nonetheless is that Beckham isn’t even being paid to take action! Nadal’s is the results of a partnership—the watch he’s carrying is called for him.
Future’s Richard Mille RM-030
On the finish of the Future observe “Temptation,” off The Wizrd, there’s an outro throughout which an unidentified voice says, “And I can not lie, you… you positive had the primary bust down Richard Mille I had seen in that type.” It appears to be like just like the quote will be traced again to a video of Future’s jeweler discussing a completely different iced-out Richard Mille. Future caught with the pattern he began with one other of the model’s watches—this time a RM-030 that he totally coated in diamonds. That is clearly a type of if-it-ain’t-broke… conditions.