This is WHO WORE WHAT, a series spotlighting the hottest wrists of the week, documenting the classic, the chic, the weird and the wonderful watches over the past seven days.
What is it about celebrities that makes us want to stop and stare and see what they’re wearing? Either way, we’re happy to oblige and gawk in awe, amaze and shock(!) at their wrists to see exactly who is wearing what. In the week where Lewis Hamilton was succeeded by Max Verstappen at the F1 Grand Prix, we documented some of the must-have watches out and about on wrists this week. Take your pick!
Kevin Hart in Audemars Piguet
He’s known for making people laugh. But last month, Kevin Hart, the prolific comedian and actor took a different turn, starring in the Netflix thriller, True Story, a seven-episode thriller starring Hart as a celebrity who is racing to cover up a death he may or may not be responsible for. While he might have shown a different side to his personality on screen, Hart is daring off-screen too sporting an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked in rose gold. Quite the mouthful. A more experimental model than the traditional Royal Oak, the model tackles stabilising issues that impact the accuracy of time, with a second balance wheel and balance-spring assembly on the same axis, creating a patented geometry of even more tiny parts inside a watch. At 41mm, and 9.9mm thickness, there’s absolutely nothing low key about the model.
Dua Lipa in Cartier
It’s known through the grapevine that a Dua Lipa fan goes by the name of loves. But it doesn’t take a faithful lover to know that Lipa loves a Cartier watch, and a Pathère at that. Donning her 18k yellow gold case and bracelet, featuring a quartz movement, Dua, along with her basically-sister-in-law Bella Hadid have a habit of wearing them daily. Featuring an octagonal crown set with a sapphire cabochon – a polished gemstone for the uninitiated – the English-Albanian singer and songwriter opts for a model that was remained with the brand since pre-war times, depicted in depicted in George Barbier’s painting Lady with a Panther, commissioned by Louis Cartier. While it might have had its heyday in the ‘80s, Dua Lipa brings back the model, amongst the likes of Madonna and Sienna Miller as the watch to have.
Max Verstappen in Tag Heuer
A watch can be many things, and for Max Verstappen, rumor has it that it’s a good luck charm. It makes sense given that the 24-year-old took his first ever world title this past week beating rival Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. While his talent and determination were clearly a testament to his victory, his trusty TAG Heuer Monaco might have had something to do with it too. Unveiled earlier this year, the Monaco Titan Special Edition, worn by Verstappen is made of Grade 2 titanium, a light yet tough material, much like its driver, sand-blasted for a matte finish. A silver-coloured dial, in contrast to the original Monaco blue, is paired with black subdials and red accents on the central hand and 12 o’clock index marker. Note that only 500 have been made and, given the results of this weekend, they’re going to be difficult to get your hands on. Full speed ahead if you want one.
Jennifer Aniston in Rolex
Jennifer Aniston might be forever immortalized in the history books as Rachel Green, but when it comes to her watch choice, all that glitters is gold. She might’ve worn an Anne Klein in We’re the Millers and Chopard in The Morning Show, but when she’s just Rachel, you’ll spot her wearing an 18k yellow gold Rolex President Day-Date. Launched in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date President has remained the brand’s signature status watch, made exclusively in precious metals. When Rolex introduced the Day-Date, it was the first watch to include the day of the week written in full at 12 o’clock along with the date window at 3 o’clock. Another hallmark of the Rolex Day-Date is its band, officially named the President bracelet, which is characterized by its semi-circular links, the President bracelet is almost as famous as the timepiece itself. It received its name in 1965, when US President Lyndon B Johnson wore a yellow gold Day-Date. Thereafter it was dubbed “the president’s watch”.