John Mayer’s New Watch Is Already the Subject of Good Gossip

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John Mayer is an omnivorous watch collector. The very fact he’s not tied to anybody model as an envoy is a part of what makes him so influential amongst lovers: when he wears a sure watch, you already know it’s as a result of that’s the one he desires on his wrist. However! It’s clear that he does have a bestie within the watch business: Audemars Piguet. I as soon as watched him carry out “Waitin’ on the World to Change” at a celebration for the model’s collectors—and past that, his public appearances over the previous 12 months have been extra Pigueted than earlier than. In December, he shared that he and the model are even engaged on a collaboration collectively. “It’s the pleasure of my artistic life,” he stated. However that watch gained’t be again till 2024, so Mayer wore the next-best factor: a brand new model of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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AP’s catalog is presently increasing in all types of thrilling instructions. Late final 12 months, the model introduced again its Star Wheel, which makes use of a sequence of discs to spit out the time. AP has additionally been fine-tuning its Code 11:59, the tepidly acquired new line launched in 2019, in methods which are making observers say: “Hey, I believe I like this now!” 

Whereas newness is enjoyable, AP will at all times butter its bread with the Royal Oak. The watch’s capability to bulk up and morph into the Offshore or just strive on completely different supplies, colours, and features is unparalleled. The Royal Oak is the Rihanna and A$AP Rocky of the watch world: it appears to be like good in all the things! Mayer’s watch is extra proof of that. The singer’s mannequin, which was quietly launched initially of this 12 months, comes with a “dimpled” dial. 

And dimples haven’t regarded this good since Hugh Grant was smiling knowingly at Julia Roberts in the course of the ceremonial dinner scene in Notting Hill. The approach isn’t new to Audemars Piguet, which launched a pair of its Millenary watches with the identical look in 2019. The rumored origin story of Mayer’s watch, in line with Hodinkee, is {that a} Japanese collector who appreciated the dimpled impact on the Millenary agitated for a Royal Oak with the identical visage. Let that be a lesson to enterprise house owners in every single place: hearken to your clients…or at the very least unfold a rumor that you just did. 

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Pete Davidson’s Jacob & Co. Epic X Black

A lot of Davidson’s sensibility appears to be knowledgeable by the New York of the late ‘90s and early aughts. All the pieces’s outsized, nothing is best than a hoodie, and “wanting good” means a polo in an Easter-friendly hue and denims. It seems that we’ve reached the pure endpoint of this vibe: Davidson is sporting a Jacob & Co. watch. That line, from jeweler Jacob Arabo, was the selection of New York rap royalty as soon as upon a time. The model is making a nostalgia-fueled comeback due to people like Davidson who’ve a gentle spot for when Jacob & Co. was the largest factor in watches. 

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Brian Cox’s Pasha de Cartier 

Brian Cox claims to not be a fan of the method-acting antics of Succession colleague, GQ cowl star, and professional goose follower Jeremy Sturdy. However I can’t assist however assume that this watch was acquired whereas Cox was channeling his character Logan Roy. It’s precisely the kind of watch the spouse of a multi-billionaire picks up for her hubby whereas gathering Cartier’s Love bracelets and making an attempt on the up to date Française. Because of its chronograph, it’s sporty and difficult sufficient to earn a gruff grunt of approval whereas he plots out the following transfer within the company energy play over his [checks notes] youngsters (??). 

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Dwyane Wade’s Rolex Day-Date

Hodinkee as soon as wrote that the Day-Date is the de facto starter look ahead to NBA gamers. Nonetheless, Wade proves that the Day-Date isn’t really easy to field in. Whether or not you’re simply beginning within the league or a retired multi-time champion like Wade the Day-Date stays go-to wristwear. Whereas gamers would possibly begin with a easy Day-Date, soon-to-be Corridor of Famers like Wade graduate to the model he had on at All-Star weekend, with a diamond-set bezel and glistening hour markers. 

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Barry Keoghan’s Omega Speedmaster ‘57

I really like once I placed on a film starring Keoghan on as a result of I do know some evil stuff is about to occur. And even when he wears a watch it’s a little bit…twisted. On his wrist, this Omega Speedmaster ‘57 with a tasty merlot dial takes on a darker tint. The maroon immediately has a Darth Maul high quality. Certain, he’ll take the Omega Speedmaster to the moon…so he can blow it up. Thanks, I’ll be right here all week. Tip your waiters. 

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