Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll monitor the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Over the previous yr, Steve Harvey has gone on a hero’s journey in direction of righteous type. Gone are the fits he instructed us have been “27 on the knee. Of their place are head-to-toe Balenciaga pajamas and highlighter-pink fits. However what appeared to be lacking from the makeover, or possibly simply hidden below an emerald-green coat, was a watch. Truthful sufficient: Rome wasn’t in-built a day, both. However now it appears Harvey is fixing for his naked wrists, too, breaking out a Hublot Traditional Fusion “Black Magic.”
Hublot is a becoming alternative for the newly forward-thinking Harvey. The model’s ties to the style world run deep: A-Chilly-Wall founder Samuel Ross, Obey’s Shepard Fairey, and designer-favorite artist Takashi Murakami are all Hublot collaborators. And whereas Harvey is sporting a monochrome black watch this time round it wouldn’t be a shock to see him dive into Hublot’s catalog. In our interview with Harvey final yr about his new type, he stated he was most excited concerning the colour in his new appears. Hublot has no scarcity of tremendous daring watches on supply—this yr, the model put out a sapphire watch in grapey purple following a kumquat orange launch in 2021. The way in which Harvey’s type is evolving, it appears like solely a matter of time till his watches get freaky, too.
Maluma’s Cartier Ballon Bleu
Cartier watches are available such a cool mish-mash of shapes—mimicking cloches, tilting in bizarre instructions, or melting—that it’s a giant deal when the model does one thing, properly, regular. That was the case in 2007 when the French jeweler launched Maluma’s Ballon Bleu. A spherical watch will be the business’s commonest form, however someway it felt revelatory coming from Cartier. However after all with Cartier it’s by no means only a circle. Maluma’s model of the watch options circles inside circles: the case, the date window, the crown guard, and even the diamonds across the bezel preserve that rounded form.
Kieran Culkin’s IWC Pilot’s Watch
In his late night time spot with Stephen Colbert, Culkin talked about he got here straight from taking pictures Succession and was nonetheless wearing his costume. We’ve already gotten season 4 watch spoilers—is Tom Wambsgans’s improve to an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph an indication his coup labored?—nevertheless it’s trickier to learn any symbolism from this IWC. If this stripped down and critical pilot’s piece is what Culkin wears on the present, it may be an indication he’s chilled out and headed for friendlier skies. However this would possibly simply be Culkin’s private watch. He’s worn it earlier than…at a Succession screening. We’ll have to attend till season 4 to make certain.
Rob Lowe’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
Some guys simply have all of the luck, huh? Ageless surprise Rob Lowe is seen right here sporting the very collectible “Root Beer” black-and-brown GMT. This has been the yr of the GMT. Rolex, Tudor, Grand Seiko, and non-grand Seiko all put out new GMTs. I really feel like I’ve been recognizing them much more ceaselessly on the wrists of celebrities like Lowe. It is smart that popping out of a pandemic folks and types are wanting in direction of watches made for journey.
Darren Barnet’s Seiko x Rowing Blazers “Rally”
By no means Have I Ever hunk Barnet wore the watch we’d have chosen for greatest inexpensive launch of 2021, have been we accountable for handing out that award. Brat-prep model Rowing Blazers labored with Seiko to deliver a couple of watches again from the archives, together with this standout “Rally” version with a checkered flag sample on the bezel. It’s a great signal that although the watches retailed for simply $495, celebrities with larger budgets, like Barnet and former NBA participant JJ Redick, each gravitate to them.