Brendan Fraser Wears a Whale of a Watch

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Brendan Fraser is all the way in which again. He’s forthcoming movie The Whale is producing a hive’s value of Oscar buzz. And you understand what which means: events! Shindigs! Soirées! VIP dinners! Fancy journal covers (ahem!)! Award ceremonies! Purple carpets! And you understand what all of these issues imply: he’s going to wish a watch. 

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Fraser has been counting on one look ahead to these occasions: an Omega De Ville Status (sure, that’s within the title). The watch is straightforward and stylish, precisely the kind of appropriate-for-all-shindigs piece that Fraser can lean on as a workhorse.  Fraser’s De Villa is a timeless watch. How do I do know? As a result of items from 1967, when this assortment launched, don’t look all that completely different from those being made right now. The numerals have been switched out and the position of textual content on the dial fiddled with, however the De Ville’s skinny, understated design has stood the check of time. Now it’s going to get a front-row seat on Fraser’s wrist to what ought to be a rollicking awards season. 

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Lionel Messi’s Patek Philippe Nautilus 

Nicely, issues may very well be going higher for Lionel Messi, whose Argentina squad misplaced to Saudi Arabia Tuesday morning in maybe the most important upset in World Cup historical past. So, scrambling for some excellent news right here, let’s do this: that’s a reasonably nice watch, Leo! Messi’s white-gold Nautilus is a peek into the way forward for the road. Whereas Patek Philippe axed the very talked-about chrome steel Nautilus (often known as reference 5711), it changed it with an almost similar model of the watch made out of white gold, just like the one Messi’s carrying. See, I wager he’s feeling higher already. 

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Lebron James’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

James has by no means had an issue with a watch hook up. Extra proof of that this week because the King rocked AP’s new blue ceramic Royal Oak. Probably the most proudly blue entity since Eiffel 65, the ceramic watch’s dial, sundial, case, bracelet, and crown all lean into the shade. AP has been experimenting with monochromatic ceramic watches in white and black, however this blue mannequin is perhaps one of the best of the bunch. 

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David Beckham’s Tudor Black Black Fifty Eight

Out of the blue, Tudor ambassador Beckham is flush with watch selections. The model has spent 2022 releasing banger after banger: the Black Bay Professional GMT with its pleasant lemon-yellow hand, the easy Ranger, and the red-line Pelagos all hit the market. However this week Beckham went again to one of many model’s greatest releases from final yr, carrying the Bronze Black Bay Fifty Eight to the World Cup this week. The Fifty Eight line of Tudor watches is a reference to the yr 1958, and the items underneath this umbrella nod aesthetically to the watches from that point. They’re impressed by Tudor’s unique dive watch from that period and put on a bit of smaller on the wrist. That’s mixed with a bit of trendy magic: in 2021, nothing was cooler than making a be careful of bronze, which picks up patina a lot faster than different supplies. 

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Josh Groban’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Thanksgiving is over which suggests we are able to lastly transfer onto Christmas music season. Lo and behold, we have now the king of the noel proper right here. To kick off the vacation cheer, Groban is carrying Rolex’s beloved Daytona mannequin. Unimaginable to purchase at retail, good-looking, and promoting for a lot of occasions its unique worth on the secondary market—that is the kind of watch Groban should be thanking Santa for. 

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