Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Totally different, sudden, once-in-a-generation, controversial: these are simply a few of the qualities Russell Westbrook has in frequent along with his new watch. Sitting courtside at NBA Summer season League, Russ wore the headliner from the batch of latest Rolex releases unveiled at Watches & Wonders in late March: a black-and-green bezel GMT-Grasp II. And whereas Rolex has put out revamped GMTs three out of the previous 5 years, this isn’t simply any GMT—it’s arrange with a uncommon configuration. Should you look rigorously, you’ll see that each the date window and the crown (the knob jutting out from the case) are located on the left-hand facet of the watch. That is what’s recognized within the watch world as a destro, or a watch made particular for all of the lefties on the market. It’s exhausting to search out destros on the whole, however that’s particularly high-end Rolexes. Earlier than this GMT, the one Rolex destros that existed had been customized jobs for folk like Charlie Chaplin. Westbrook’s GMT is the first-ever full manufacturing run of a destro watch from the Crown. Naturally, this can be a excellent look ahead to Westbrook, who’s one thing of a handedness oddball. Though he shoots along with his proper hand, he’s a pure lefty—a quirk he shares with Rudy Gobert and teammate (for now!) LeBron James. This watch actually embraces Westbrook’s #WhyNot philosophy.
Brad Pitt’s Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43
Sartorially talking, Pitt is pitching an ideal sport on his newest press tour, selling Bullet Prepare. The actor labored with Haans Nicholas Mott, who solely makes customized garments for referred shoppers, on an entire string of outfits that assist Pitt manifest his “clear sense of how he desires to be on this planet,” the designer advised GQ. Particularly clear is Pitt’s newfound sense of shade: he personally requested this chocolatey linen skirt, and an earlier cease noticed him costume like a cantaloupe, which is the worst a part of a fruit bowl however a surprisingly nice hue for a go well with. Pitt paired that orange set with a Breitling Navitimer in one other surprisingly daring shade: glacier blue. The Navitimer is a basic watch, the selection of pilots all over the place, however simply this yr Breitling put out new variations of the watch in funky colours, like this icy shade. An outdated basic refreshing its look? Pitt and this Breitling are assembly on frequent floor.
Steph Curry’s Vacheron Constantin Abroad Chronograph
One thing about profitable his first Finals MVP actually introduced out the watch collector in Steph Curry. Curry wore a navy blue Cartier Santos to the championship parade, and simply this week he confirmed off two extra killer items: he wore a Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar to the premiere of NOPE and this Vacheron whereas internet hosting the ESPYs. You already know all concerning the Nautilus by now, however this Vacheron is one other luxury-sport watch tilting extra in direction of the previous descriptor. At simply above $32,000, this isn’t your on a regular basis beater watch, however it fills in additional than capably for ESPY internet hosting duties.
Lindsey Vonn’s Rolex Daytona “Rainbow”
Talking of luxury-sport watches that lean extra luxe… Vonn’s gem-set Daytona stretches that concept to its absolute limits. This Daytona feels prefer it got here out of a thought experiment to take advantage of outrageously opulent watch doable. It’s the reply to a collection of questions like, What if we put 36 multi-colored sapphires on the bezel? And since that’s not sufficient ice, how about 56 extra diamonds on the case? And since that’s not sufficient, why not use much more diamonds as hour markers and make the subdials out of gold? Naturally, it will all dwell on a yellow gold case, proper?
Pusha T’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
Pusha T subscribes to the if-it’s-not-broke-don’t-fix-it lifestyle. For him, meaning rapping about coke each probability he will get, even when he’s simply doing an Arby’s industrial. So it is sensible he would rock this basic and definitely-not-broke model of the GMT. Pusha is a well known Rolex fanatic, who owns over a dozen completely different items from the Crown and even named his 2018 album Daytona after one of many model’s watches. In a video for GQ, Pusha calls a Rolex a benchmark, and few issues say “I made it” like this black-and-blue “Batman” GMT.