Tom Cruise Knows What It Takes to Elevate Watches and Blockbusters

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Tom Cruise’s High Gun: Maverick might have merely been a money-minting blockbuster sequel. As an alternative, a few well-placed tearful exchanges between Cruise and Miles Teller vaulted the film into Finest Image consideration. Cruise’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II is equally elevated.


The GMT-Grasp was initially developed as an on a regular basis device look ahead to Pan-Am flight crew members who wanted to trace two time zones without delay. This already makes the watch a pleasant selection for a man well-known for enjoying flying ace Maverick. However Cruise’s GMT is rather more luxurious—extra Emirates than Spirit. Whereas most GMTs are metal, Cruise’s is made with substantial white gold. 

How will you inform? Rolex, at all times joyful to assist its collectors flaunt their standing, added a simple visible cue to each white-gold GMT. When this model of the red-and-blue “Pepsi” was first launched in 2014, it got here with the new-and-improved ceramic bezel and an ordinary black dial. However when Rolex launched an almost equivalent model of the watch with the identical red-and-blue shade combo and ceramic bezel in chrome steel a number of years later, it began pairing white-gold variations of the watch with navy blue dials. Rolex even went again to clients who already purchased the white-gold GMT with a black dial and provided them to swap it out with a blue one so it wouldn’t be confused with the metal that the riff-raff put on. Cruise clearly understands that typically the distinction between luxurious and mainstream is present in small particulars. 

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Lionel Messi’s Patek Philippe Grand Complication 

There are a number of pictures from the Finest FIFA Soccer Awards ceremony of Messi longingly touching or staring down at his watch throughout. And it’s onerous responsible him. For those who had been carrying this Patek you’d in all probability need to brush your fingers towards the cool platinum case or out of the blue end up questioning whether or not the moon is waxing or waning that night time. 


Adam DiMarco’s Tiffany & Co. 1837 Makers

Is co-starring in White Lotus the brand new quick observe to Hollywood darling standing? I feel so! Dimarco attended the SAG awards carrying this lovable Tiffany & Co. watch. Whereas the jeweler might be finest recognized for stamping its title on different makers’ timepieces—the Tiffany-stamped Patek Philippe Nautilus drives collectors significantly nuts—it launched this good-on-its-own 1837 Makers in 2019. No stolen watch model valor crucial. 

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Orlando Bloom’s Patek Philippe Calatrava 

Many red-carpet regulars have pulled off Patek Philippe’s Calatrava, the model’s no-nonsense buttoned-up gown watch. Fewer have rocked this model of the Calatrava, engraved with fronds and slightly gecko, of which  there are solely six in existence. However can it prevent 15% or extra on automobile insurance coverage? 

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John Krasinski’s IWC Portugieser Chronograph 

Awards season generally is a bittersweet time for watch recognizing. A lot of the red-carpet goodness is the product of behind-the-scenes model placement, relatively than watch-nerd ardour. Krasinski pulling as much as the SAG awards carrying his very personal Portugieser is a welcome instance of the latter. And this watch fulfills all of the roles we anticipate of an incredible watch. Krasinski has worn it with a white T-shirt on set in addition to strolling out of a pleasant dinner clutching a doggy bag. Solely a real diehard would deliver that very same watch with him onto the pink carpet like Krasinski. 

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