John Mayer’s Watch Was Once a Well-Kept Secret

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Depend on John Mayer to at all times discover the obscure, outrageous watch that appears tailored for him. For the higher a part of the 12 months, this salmon-dial perpetual calendar was hiding out, secretly tucked away in Japan as an unique launch that not even the U.S.-based AP crew was accustomed to, in response to Hodinkee. However late final summer season, when a second batch turned out there stateside, Mayer instantly turned a buyer. It was a pure match: in spite of everything, our formally designated WWMIC (Watch World’s Most Influential Collector) already has an abiding love for mystical hard-to-buy vogue from Japan and maintains a storage unit to carry all his Visvim.

Even had been it not rising from some hiding place in Japan, this watch would in all probability make Mayer woozy with need. Mayer has been actually leaning into his Audemars Piguet items. He not too long ago wore the brand new “Music Version” Royal Oak that makes use of an array of sapphires to imitate the look of an audio equalizer on the dial. A hilariously on-the-nose selection for Mayer. However there’s something watch collectors discover irresistible about salmon-colored dials. The fishy hue is a favourite shade for special-editions by numerous manufacturers, whether or not you’re Patek Philippe promoting the most costly wristwatch in historical past or Zenith in its latest link-up with Hodinkee. Rack up one other winner for Mayer.

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Simu Liu’s Omega Seamaster Ploprof

I imagine we’ve got a primary right here in Watches of the Week historical past. Over the three-plus years I’ve been penning this column not one movie star has worn the awesomely funky Ploprof (a portmanteau of the French phrase for diver, plongeur, {and professional}). So shoutout to Liu, as a result of that is one among my favourite watches. It’s a real design weirdo: the Ploprof was made for divers and even acquired suggestions on the look from the French diving firm COMEX (additionally of the much-desired Rolex dials). In an official information meant to make clear its historical past, Omega writes that the watch’s dial “is undoubtedly essentially the most distinctive function of the watch.” Properly, I hate to be argumentative, however I’d say essentially the most distinctive function of the watch is that huge button jutting out of its aspect. Liu’s is a luxurious tackle the Ploprof, however most of the authentic designs function a safe-to-push Large Crimson Button—how enjoyable is that? (Pushing the button unlocks the twisty bezel, for those who had been questioning). That function brings the watch absolutely into screwball territory and makes it a real red-carpet standout.

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Daniel Kaluuya‘s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Essentially the most heated competitors on this planet proper now could be the one happening between the Bullet Prepare and NOPE crimson carpet walkers. What we’re seeing is a match battle of such huge proportion, and that includes such A-list expertise, that it feels just like the Russo brothers have to be concerned someway. Placing up a degree for his crew is Daniel Kaluuya, who wore one of many extra-special Royal Oaks AP put out for the watch’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Jack Harlow’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II

If there’s any watch that symbolizes the “First Class” life-style that Harlow raps about, it’s the GMT. The watch was constructed for journey: initially designed for Pan-Am workers, its pricetag and rarity means the GMT is now related extra with the parents sitting in these soft seats on the entrance of the airplane. Harlow is sporting the black-and-blue “Batman” model of the watch.

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Aaron Paul’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual

The Breaking Dangerous cinematic universe is swelling to epic proportions currently: the present’s spin-off Higher Name Saul simply did a crossover episode that includes Bryan Cranston and Paul. In the meantime, the pair attended a statue unveiling of their characters on the Albuquerque Conference Heart final weekend. For the occasion, Paul wore one of many short-lived and extremely coveted Oyster Perpetuals with a ruby crimson dial. It simply so occurs that Paul’s former costar owns the very same watch.

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