Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll monitor the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have any watch he needs. It appears he does in actual fact have each watch anybody may need: a Rolex “Rainbow” Daytona, Patek Philippe Nautilus, the “John Mayer” green-dial Daytona, and “Hulk” Submariner. So it speaks to the success of Omega’s collaboration with Swatch that the person who may purchase out a Tourneau nonetheless needs to put on the $260 Moonswatch.
The Moonswatch was met with a frenzy when it first launched in March of this 12 months. Swatch and Omega reworked the latter’s iconic Moonwatch in 11 completely different colorways and with names like “Mission to Jupiter” and “Mission to Pluto.” On the day of the discharge, Swatch shops had been pressured to shut down early for the day to take care of the swelling lots of hopeful prospects. One man who queued for days at a Swatch store in London was reportedly held up at knife level for his spot on the head of the road, he instructed the New York Occasions. For Ibrahimovic, there was (most likely) no want for anybody to wield a knife. Predictably, the watches hit secondary retailers instantly, and whereas costs skyrocketed, they had been nonetheless solidly within the orbit of somebody like Ibra.
This week, the striker wore the red-and-white “Mission to Mars” model of the Moonswatch. This explicit watch’s colours pay tribute to Omega’s Alaska Venture watches. This experimental piece was meant for NASA astronauts and constructed to endure house’s harsh setting in 1969. Its outsized candy-shell purple bezel was meant to guard the watch in opposition to excessive warmth. A long time later, in 2008, Omega made a retail model of the cult-favorite piece. The historical past of the Mission to Mars’s colorway has made it one of many extra sought-after Moonswatches. However it’s actually exhausting to go incorrect with any model of a $260 watch getting a number of movie star endorsements.
Paul Mescal’s Tank Louis Cartier
Mescal’s Cartier is one thing particular. There’s simply one thing proper about black and gold collectively: it’s the peanut butter and jelly (or possibly the caviar and potato chips) of watch combos. Cartier was good to throttle again on all the opposite particulars right here—it’s merely a gold case, gold palms, and a black dial with nothing however the Cartier emblem. For a man like Mescal, who has loads of red-carpet occasions to attend, it’s a chunk he’ll have ample alternatives to put on.
Michael B. Jordan’s Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques 222
Don’t look now, however Jordan is on a watch heater. Perhaps due to his new watch pal Jonathan Majors? This week, Jordan hit the purple carpet for one of many 12 months’s most anticipated films, Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly, sporting one of many 12 months’s perfect watches, the 222. This piece was certainly one of my favorites to come back out of the business’s large tradeshow Watches & Wonders earlier this 12 months. Vacheron introduced the mannequin again after 37 years out of manufacturing, and the 222 provides up the whole lot that’s nice in regards to the super-popular Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. All had been a part of the unique mixing of sport and luxurious items within the ‘70s—however the 222 has 100% extra gold.
Drew Barrymore’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
Barrymore has actually come into her personal stylewise just lately. The actress-turned-talk-show-host has been fairly loyal to a signature look as of late: an outsized swimsuit, usually with the puffy cuffs turned means up her forearms, and a bulletproof Rolex watch. Barrymore has a killer assortment that sticks principally to the classics, heavy on fashions just like the Submariner and Datejust. This week, whereas interviewing George Clooney on The Drew Barrymore Present, she broke out the red-and-blue “Pepsi” GMT. Credit score to Nick Gould for the spot.
Kumail Nanjiani’s Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
In the case of watches, few issues are cooler than salmon-colored dials. Solely the best items on this planet come on this hue and Nanjiani’s Vacheron is not any exception. Along with the fish-inspired dial, the watch sports activities a platinum case and a pair of moons which are three-dimensional and made out of the identical materials. That is what Marvel cash will get you!