Welcome to Clocks of the weekthe place we chase the rarest, wildest, and most sought-after watches from celebrities.
Paul Newman, Eric Clapton, John Mayer – there are numerous northern stars to look out for when designing a watch assortment. Here is a brand new one, courtesy of the Licensed Lover Boy: Queen Elizabeth II. Final weekend, Drake posted an image on Instagram of himself carrying a uncommon model of the Patek Philippe ellipse with a diamond-set bezel. The following slide within the rapper’s historical past was his apparent inspiration for buying the piece: the Queen herself, who sat for a 1984 portrait and wore the identical Patek. Rap kings meet actual kings. Drake is into one thing right here, as a result of the watch world wants new icons. Many collectors choose the identical fashions, which implies that they’re all making an attempt to purchase the identical watches such because the Patek Nautilus, Rolex Daytona, or Rolex Submariner. So, the subsequent time you buy groceries, perhaps look within the course of the protagonists Extraterrestrials, or Hamilton Pulsar proprietor Sammy Davis Jr. Or do like Drake and have a look at the British monarchy.
Drake’s Patek Philippe Ellipse
This model of the ellipse is exclusive sufficient that some thought Drake’s new piece was customized made. Nevertheless, the piece left the manufacturing unit nearly precisely like this (the mesh bracelet could also be new, however that is a minor adjustment). The reference 3609 / 1G is a white gold ellipse with diamond hour markers and 36 diamonds on this dazzling bezel. Within the seemingly limitless march of the brand new Nautiluss with a inexperienced dial – which Drake additionally owns – the ellipse is a welcome sight. “It put a smile on my face,” stated John Reardon, founding father of Patek’s Collectability market. “Lastly the ellipse is getting some love!” Nevertheless, we can’t fully escape the Nautilus. What’s particular about this ellipse, as Reardon identified, is that it makes use of the identical automated motion as the unique Nautilus.
Tom Holland’s Rolex Submariner “Cermit”
Spider Man star Holland has launched one of many greatest releases of the previous yr, the brand new Rolex ceramic Submariner with inexperienced bezel. Inexperienced, the shade of the Crown brand, is a vital colour for the Submariner line. In 2003, for the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, Rolex launched a Sub with a black dial and inexperienced aluminum bezel, nicknamed the Kermit. This watch was launched in 2010 for the “Hulk” Submariner, which was inexperienced all over the place. In 2020, Rolex made one other Submariner with a inexperienced bezel and black dial. The watch was nicknamed “Cermit” as a result of the bezel is product of ceramic.
Ed Sheeran’s Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar ref. 1518
Drake is not the one one bending classic Patek this week. Ed Sheeran confirmed as much as the VMAs carrying this Patek Philippe perpetual calendar from the 1940s. The reference 1518 is a very vital piece in Patek’s historical past. When it first hit the market in 1941, it was the very first watch to mix a perpetual calendar and chronograph, and laid the muse for watches which are nonetheless made in the present day with this mix of problems.
Ringo Starr’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut
The younger musicians put on legendary classic watches and the legendary classic musicians put on the younger fashionable watch. Think about that. The Aquanaut, the sportiest mannequin from Patek, is all in black on Starr’s wrist. Starr was born full 57 years earlier than the very first Aquanaut was launched in 1997.
Anthony Anderson’s Omega Constellation
The 2021 Emmys was an incredibly well-dressed affair. Seth Rogen wore a cool orange-brown-beige tuxedo to show that his very trendy 2020 was no accident. Jason Sudeikis wore a Tom Ford blue-green velvet tuxedo! And Anthony Anderson introduced it to his wrist with an Omega Constellation in rose gold.