One Cartier Isn’t Enough for Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise is on a worldwide tour selling the brand new High Gun: Maverick film, which is nice information for followers of preposterous air motion. It’s additionally nice information for watch admirers world wide. This week, Maverick gave us one terrific watch after which adopted up with a lovable sequel.

The primary watch was the traditionally vital Cartier, the Calibre. The Calibre, which debuted in 2010, marked a brand new period for Cartier’s watchmaking program. Whereas the model has been within the wristwatch enterprise for over 100 years, it didn’t make its personal actions for a lot of that point. (Watch nerds care so much about this form of factor.) The Calibre—which is called after one other phrase for motion—was Cartier’s announcement to the world that it was now making its personal actions. To indicate off its newfound technical mastery, Cartier created just a few show-offy items with tourbillons—a notoriously robust characteristic to construct—however it’s the extra easy chronograph watches which have caught round. Tom Cruise is clearly a fan, and so is two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic. Cruise is known for doing his personal death-defying stunts so possibly it shouldn’t be a shock he appreciates a watch that’s additionally pleased with doing the work itself.


For the follow-up, Cruise wore one other Cartier: the traditional Santos in chrome steel. This can be a excellent match between watch and man selling a film about aviation. The Santos was one of many world’s first wristwatches, invented on the behest of the pilot Alberto Santos Dumont. Now it’s someway taking in even higher views on Cruise’s wrist—and, as you’ll see, atop championship parade floats.

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Santos de Cartier watch, giant mannequin, Manufacture mechanical motion with automated winding, caliber 1847 MC. Metal case, PVD bezel, metal crown set with a faceted blue artificial spinel, blue striated dial, metal sword-shaped fingers with luminescent materials additionally on the hour markers, sapphire crystal. Metal strap with “SmartLink” adjustment system. Second strap in blue rubber, with interchangeable metal deployant buckle. Each straps are fitted with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeable system. Case width: 39.8 mm, thickness: 9.38 mm. Water resistant as much as 10 bar (approx. 100 meters/330 ft).Vincent Wulveryck

Steph Curry’s Cartier Santos

Two flavors of Santos this week: Cruise’s classic-as-it-gets and the precise reverse of that in Curry’s. The watch on the newly minted Finals MVP’s wrist is a brand-new launch from Cartier that simply debuted in March. This model of the Santos is available in navy and the brand new horizontal stripes are a welcome addition. (The entire Curry household is supplying grist for the watch-world mill this week: The night time the Warriors received the Finals, Curry’s dad Dell wore a Rolex “Batman” GMT and spouse Ayesha a Rolex Deepsea.)

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Dwyane Wade’s Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date

It takes a courageous man to tug off a mesh mustard-yellow tank high like Wade did at Prada’s spring/summer season 2023 runway present this week. The better, if much less inexpensive, piece to steal from Wade’s look is his super-classic watch. Vacheron’s Patrimony is a prototypical costume watch and Wade’s comes with an attention-grabbing quirk: the retrograde show. That’s the identify given to this fashion of dial, which (on this case) makes use of an arc to show the date and day of the week.

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Jeffrey Wright’s Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Version

Seems Daniel Craig isn’t the one one who advantages from Omega’s partnership with the James Bond franchise. Wright, who performs CIA agent Felix Leiter within the movies, was seen sporting the Seamaster made particular for No Time to Die. The watch is kissed with, however not drowning in, nods to Bond. The caseback contains a serial quantity that mirrors an precise military-issue watch, the dial options the “Broad Arrow” seen on the real-life watches issued by the British Ministry of Protection, and it’s made out of the featherweight titanium as a result of “we determined {that a} light-weight watch can be key for a navy man like 007,” Craig mentioned on the time of the watch’s launch.

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Andy Cohen’s Rolex Day-Date

When investing in a watch, it helps to have the steering of probably the most influential collector on the earth. So when Andy Cohen was searching for his subsequent watch, he tapped John Mayer to assist him within the search, he mentioned on the singer’s Instagram present Present Temper. Cohen then mentioned on his personal present Watch What Occurs Occurs Stay that the watch was a “main splurge”—however not one he regrets. Arduous to remorse a lot when it’s a platinum Day-Date with this frosty blue dial—a mix Rolex reprised to a lot fanfare earlier this yr.

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