Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Each story about Keanu Reeves appears to exist solely to burnish the legend of Keanu Reeves. Like this one: in 2021, after filming wrapped for John Wick: Chapter 4, Reeves purchased the group of stuntmen who labored with him on the movie Rolex Submariners. Every watch was engraved with the recipient’s identify and the road “Thanks Keanu JW4 2021.” It wasn’t clear, nonetheless, whether or not or not Reeves had picked up one for himself. Now we might have a solution: Reeves wore a Rolex Submariner to the film’s premiere on Monday.
The identical qualities that make the Sub a fantastic alternative for a stuntman make it a fantastic watch for somebody like Reeves. The Submariner is thought for being robust and dependable. And in contrast to Wick, the Submariner’s by no means needed to think about whether or not or not it was again—the watch has remained a collector favourite since its debut in 1954.
Reeves displaying off his Submariner makes the stuntmen’s present even sweeter. Not solely have they got a watch with an engraving from the actor, however his Sub now hyperlinks all of them collectively. As for Reeves, he’s in some legendary firm: Paul Newman famously gave his stuntman a Rolex Daytona and GMT.
Nicholas Braun’s Vacheron Constantin Abroad Chronograph
When Nicholas Braun desires to dress in the affirmative fashion, he wants just one watch: the VC Abroad. Whereas Vacheron solely simply launched its first panda-dial (white dial with black subdials) final month, this reverse panda has been round since 2018. This Abroad helped Vacheron make inroads into the market of luxury-sports watches, the very items celebrities like Braun wish to put on on the purple carpet in 2023.
Lebron James’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
The 2023 version of the watch commerce present Watches & Wonders kicks off on Monday, and collectors in all places will probably be watching to see this 12 months’s new releases. (I’ll be posting updates from there all week.) Final 12 months, one of many huge headlines popping out of the truthful was this green-and-black GMT “destro,” so named as a result of it was made for lefties, with the crown positioned on the left facet of the case. Subsequent week, we’ll get to see what James is likely to be sporting on the sidelines subsequent season.
Rob Lowe’s Patek Philippe Nautilus
That is precisely how I stand after I’ve simply obtained a brand new watch: Fist raised triumphantly within the air, in order that the piece pops out of my sleeve. With a watch this good, not even Lowe can resist the transfer. This model of the beloved Nautilus comes tricked out with an annual calendar (which must be reset yearly, whereas a perpetual will work seamlessly till the 12 months 2100) and moonphase complication. The kicker is the black alligator-leather strap that tilts the sporty Nautilus into full-on luxurious territory.
Regé-Jean Web page’s Longines Dolcevita
I commend Web page for being a dutiful soldier within the battle for square-shaped watches. The DolceVita is a good-looking and surprisingly inexpensive (or comparatively so, at $1,775) choice for collectors making an attempt to get in on the development. Not many watches are impressed by “the Italian lifestyle,” however in response to its product web page, the DolceVita is a kind of uncommon watches. Effectively, in that case: I like-a this-a watch.