Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll monitor the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Brad Pitt went on an all-time pink carpet heater final yr. To advertise Bullet Practice, he enlisted and collaborated with designer Haans Nicholas Mott on a spread of beguiling and thrilling customized garments: linen fits and skirts made in funky colours like plum and cantaloupe. Sadly, for watch fanatics worldwide, these appears to be like infrequently featured timepieces. Now, Pitt appears to be making up for that in an enormous approach. This week, he was seen carrying the Vacheron Constantin 222, a brand new launch—and one among my absolute favorites—from 2022.
This isn’t the one tasty watch deal with Pitt has given us this month, both. The actor wore what seems to be a Patek Philippe World Timer to the Golden Globes. (The Italian Watch Spotter believes it to be a gorgeous-looking white-gold Patek Philippe reference 5130/1G—I hope they’re proper!). And though he’s been seen in different manufacturers lately, a consultant for Breitling confirms Pitt’s nonetheless an envoy and is carrying one among its items in Wolves, his upcoming film with George Clooney.
In case you’re beginning to experiment with gathering different watches, although, the 222 is a no brainer. The watch initially made its debut all the way in which again in 1977, as a part of the wave of luxurious sport watches that included the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The world won’t have been prepared for the 222 when it first got here out: only one,700 or so had been made for males earlier than they went out of manufacturing in 1985. In fact, that solely made the watch that a lot rarer and extra fascinating over time. Since bringing it again finally yr’s Watches & Wonders tradeshow, the place practically each main watchmaker publicizes its new items, the 222 has been a favourite amongst celebrities like Michael B. Jordan and Jeremy Allen White. Now, Pitt is becoming a member of the celebration, too.
Channing Tatum’s Omega Speedmaster
Is there a extra all-purpose watch on this planet than the Omega Speedmaster? Want a chunk to assist pioneering astronauts land on the moon? That’s a job for the Speedmaster! Desire a watch that’ll look nice on the pink carpet whereas selling the third and ultimate installment of a franchise about male strippers? Yeah, the Speedmaster will work for that, too. On the Magic Mike’s Final Dance premiere, Tatum wore a luxurious model of the Moonwatch with a hunter-green dial.
Unhealthy Bunny’s Patek Philippe reference 3995
It’s solely January, however I doubt we’ll see many cooler watch sightings than this one all yr. Unhealthy Bunny confirmed as much as a Lakers recreation this week carrying a really uncommon, very totally different, very cool classic “girls” Patek Philippe. It’s not Unhealthy Bunny’s first classic girls Patek, both: he wore a reasonably Ellipse in a shoot with this very journal final spring. (Catch the always-promising “Watch, his personal” credit score!) This picture of Unhealthy Bunny and his Patek unfold like one among his viral hits on the watch web—first on Dimepiece, earlier than it will definitely made its approach right into a current discuss on the The Miami Seashore Vintage Present from Patek Philippe professional and Collectability founder John Reardon. Reardon credit the resurgence of ‘90s type and the neo-vintage watch motion, which is bringing loads of underappreciated watches into the highlight, for Unhealthy Bunny’s selection.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
Schwarzenegger’s beefy forearms make this normal-on-any-other-wrist GMT look downright tiny. However, this gold GMT has remained a favourite of Arnie’s over the many years. Watch spotter Nick Gould dug up images of Schwarzenegger carrying this watch 46 years in the past, all the way in which again in 1977. Not like muscled-up motion stars, the GMT hardly ages!
Pharrell’s Richard Mille RM 88
If the track “Completely happy” had been a watch, that is what it will appear to be. This Richard Mille is a testomony to only going for it. And whereas it appears to be like sugary and enjoyable, no expense was spared. The candy flamingo is made in pink gold and gold is used for each component of the cocktail—I’d wish to see a mixologist do this!—and even the spines on the cactus. In fact, the large smiley face centerpiece is fabricated from gold, too. Enjoyable like this doesn’t come low cost, both: the retail worth of the RM 88 is $1,200,000.