For Steph Curry, Watch Collecting Is a Family Affair

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Steph Curry has actually come into his personal as a watch collector over his profession. And so if there’s a skinny, almost indiscernible silver lining to the shoulder harm that can preserve him from bombing three pointers for a couple of weeks, it’s that he ought to proceed to convey the fireworks on the bench. The proof? He confirmed out once more final week when he was named Sports activities Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Yr, carrying a Rolex Day-Date II in yellow gold to the occasion. 

Whereas the Day-Date II didn’t essentially resonate with a bigger viewers—Rolex solely produced this mannequin for seven years, between 2008 and 2015—it did appear to discover a fanbase within the NBA. Damian Lillard additionally owns a model of this extra obscure Day-Date. The originalDay-Date has already established itself as probably the most in style watches amongst NBA gamers, however there’s a simple clarification for why this short-lived mannequin might need caught on with the likes of Curry and Lillard: measuring in at 41 millimeters, the Day-Date II was made particularly for bigger wrists.

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Carrying a Rolex to have fun life’s greatest accomplishments appears to be a convention within the Curry household. When Steph received the NBA Finals this June, a Rolex-filled celebration adopted. His father Dell was noticed carrying a Rolex GMT with the black-and-blue “Batman” bezel, whereas spouse Ayesha wore a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller. (Brother Seth additionally wears a GMT within the red-and-blue “Coke” colorway.) Steph continues the pattern with this Day-Date. 

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Zoe Saldana’s Panthère de Cartier 

These wrap watches are beginning to floor on movie star wrists extra incessantly. Anne Hathaway not too long ago coiled Bulgari’s Serpenti round hers. Now, whereas selling the brand new Avatar, Saldana wore what appears like a Panthère de Cartier with a triple wrap. Should you subscribe to GQ’s new watch publication Field + Papers, you’ll have learn all a couple of particular breed of watch-plus merchandise: tie bars, cash clips, letter openers, and lighters that used to come back embedded with watches. Like these gadgets, these Serpentis and Panthères are hybrids, extra bracelets than they’re watches. 

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Simu Liu’s Tag Heuer System 1 

Credit score the place it’s due: Tag Heuer finds each potential strategy to lean into its automotive racing roots. Earlier this 12 months, the model brokered a partnership with Porsche over the pair’s shared connection to the notorious Carrera race from the ‘50s. Tag then adopted that up with a Mario Kart collaboration that appealed to folks extra comfy with digital driving. Liu, in the meantime,  is carrying a model of the System 1 mannequin, a nod to Tag’s lengthy historical past sponsoring racing groups. Group Ferrari wore Heuer—earlier than it merged with Tag—all through the ‘70s. 

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Didier Deschamps’s Hublot Massive Bang Tourbillon Sapphire  

Nobody does cooler work with sapphire than Hublot. The model makes use of the fabric to make translucent watches in syrupy purple and vivid orange. However the watch world has been dominated by coloration not too long ago, so French group supervisor Deschamps is zagging: he broke out Hublot’s colorless Massive Bang for his squad’s match in opposition to Morocco. Sunday’s head-to-head between French and Argentina will highlight a distinction of types between managers, too. Whereas Deschamps wears show-off items like this Massive Bang, Argentina’s Lionel Scaloni sticks with the straightforward Apple Watch.

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