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 Jay-Z made headlines donning THE Tiffany & Co. x Patek Philippe watch and sent envious ripples throug social media, we documented some of the must-have watches out and about on wrists this week. Take your pick!
Jay-Z in Tiffany & Co. x Patek Philippe
Jay Z isn’t short of things to flex in his life. Somewhere between being married to beyonce, being regarded as one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 125 million records sold, and now owning the Tiffany & Co. limited edition Patek Philippe Nautilus. Apparently you can have it all. Debuting the brand new watch at the premiere of The Harder They Fall, a collaboration only announced a mere week ago, the watch sold at auction for $6.5 million, the ninth-highest auction price for a watch EVER. Announced to the public just days ago, this limited series Nautilus celebrates the 170-year alliance between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. that remains one of the longest and most enduring relationships in all of watchmaking. A total of 170 timepieces will be produced and available exclusively through Tiffany locations in New York, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco – with the exception of this very watch. We want it.
DJ Khaled in Patek Philippe
There’s a reason why DJ Khaled says ‘another one’ at the start of each song. Another day, another watch. And this week, it’s Patek. A 5961R Annual Calendar Chronograph to be precise. The chronograph has always featured prominently in Patek models, and for over 175 years, the complication has featured across the brand. This timepiece features a 40.5mm case made from 18 Karat rose gold. The bezel is set with 36 baguette-cut diamonds. The ebony black opaline dial features 8 baguette-cut diamonds as hour-marker, and a sapphire-crystal case back. Let’s not forget the bezel, set with 36 baguette diamonds (~3.48 ct) and Fold-over clasp set with 22 baguette diamonds (~0.97 ct). Diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend, but DJ Khaled’s too.
Jamie Foxx in Cartier
Cartier has long been considered a hallmark and staple name in the watch world for its unwavering popularity since the advent of the Tank in 1917. But it’s not afraid to be daring either. Case and point, Jamie Foxx’s Santos de Cartier Skeleton. An 18k two-tone white and yellow gold model set with 19.07ct of diamonds. What we call daily wear might be a Casio, but for Foxx, the model seems to accompany him a lot. Our daily dreams.
Cindy Crawford in Omega
They say it runs in the family, and evident in the Crawford-Gerber genes is an affiliation to Omega. A two-decade ambassadorship aside, the noughties supermodel sports makes us lust over the brand. Despite her usual choice, a Constellation which the American model had input in on the design from the beginning of their union, instead, the powerhouse can be seen donning an Aqua Terra 150m Co-Axial Master Chronometer in 41mm. A bolder and bigger selection, the Aqua Terra pays tribute to Omega’s maritime heritage in an 18k Sedna™ gold and stainless steel design, with a wave-edged design featured on the back.The grey dial is sun-brushed and is distinguished by a horizontal “teak” pattern which is inspired by the wooden decks of luxury sailboats. There is also a date window at 6 o’clock and 18K Sedna™ gold hands and indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova. Jargon translation: a material charged by light. Technology these days.
Conor McGregor in Jacob & Co.
If you were to picture Vegas in the form of a watch, this would be it. Imagine a dial that actually mimics the roulette wheel of a poker game? That’s right, you probably can’t until Jacob & Co. conceived this groundbreaking model. Seen on the wrist of Ireland’s Conor McGregor, the Astronomia Casino model features a fully-operational miniature roulette wheel beneath the watch’s sapphire crystal dome case, rendered in a spectacular array of green, red, and black enamel with mahogany inlays, is set in motion by a button at the eight o’clock position, which also winds the power reserve for the animation. Crazy, right? Taking over a year to develop the watch, the grand complication timepiece also features a one-carat, Jacob-cut diamond with 288 facets; more than half of the initial rough diamond will be cut away. “We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over,” McGregor once modestly stated. Proof and pudding in the watch.