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. Kickstarting 2022 with Who Wore What, lust over the hautest watches on celebrity wrists right now. This week, diamonds certainly aren’t just a girls’ best friend. Take your pick!
Afrojack in Audemars Piguet
The sound of 2010, the decade of electronic dance music where Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia and Afrojack were the hallmark names and Tomorrowland looked like paradise. Igniting that nostalgia, Steve Aoki and Afrojack got together this weekend offering a fresh new remix. Marking the reunion, Afrojack donned an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, with an 18-carat pink gold case, sapphire crystal, and a black ceramic bezel. Coming in hot at 43mm and 14.4mm thick, the watch boasts a ‘méga-tapisserie dial, a checkered pattern, enhancing the watch’s sporty aesthetic. We’re screaming about this reunion as much as we are this high-end watch.
Pharrell Williams in Richard Mille
If you were living under a rock this weekend, be it hangover or social media hiatus, you might’ve missed the trio of Pharrell, Ye and Tyler the Creator at the Kenzo AW22 show in Paris. While the rest of the internet was busy talking about the mystery that is Ye and Julia Fox, we were busy staring at not only Pharrell’s Tiffany & Co. diamond sunglasses, but his very own Richard Mille collaboration. Heinously priced but certainly stylish, the neon orange model showcases the inimitable barrel-shaped case, depicting an astronaut landing on Mars, supposedly a dream of the musician’s. To recreate the imaginary Martian scene, the curved 5N gold visor has been engraved using specially created burins, grand-feu-enamelled and then hand-painted. The engraving alone requires 15 hours per piece, followed by an entire day of grand feu enamelling. Pierre-Alain Lozeron had to apply all his patience, skill and dexterity to bring these creations to life.
Kaia Gerber in Omega
We get it. Naturally if you’re a brand ambassador, you’ve got to wear the watch. But there’s just something about Kaia Gerber continuing the Omega legacy alongside her mother that feels fresh with each model she wears. As a host of the 27th annual LA Art Show opening night reception this past weekend, Kaia took to the ceremony in a sequin black dress, teamed with an Omega de Ville Prestige. The OMEGA De Ville Prestige collection has attracted a large and loyal following with its classic, elegant design. These timepieces are characterised by pure styling with luxury finishes, and exude a timeless design. This model features an impressive two-zone silver dial with Roman numerals at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. And lest we forget when Kaia Gerber destroyed the archaic rules of watch etiquette last year sporting an Omega on the red carpet at the MET.
Naomi Osaka in TAG Heuer
Djokovic might’ve stolen headlines at this year’s Australian Open, but really Naomi Osaka and her TAG Heuer were the real main characters. Much like Pharrell, Naomi opted for her own TAG Heuer Aquaracer Limited Edition, boasting a bold and sporty design, with a distinct color scheme chosen by the athlete herself. In tribute to her love of nature and all things Green, the four-time grand slam singles winner Naomi Osaka now adds “product designer” to her list of titles. Renowned for her transparency and headstrong attitude, the model features diamonds on the non-quarter hour markers, slightly offbeat for more functional sports watches, but an honest reflection of her strong-willed demeanor.
Harris Reed in Cartier
Regarded for gender fluid designs, Harris Reed postulates around themes of masculinity and femininity, graduating as a student of the pandemic from London’s Central Saint Martins in 2020. Fast forward two years and Reed has now designed for the likes of Harry Styles, supermodel Iman at the MET Gala last year, and most recently, designing a dress for Adele’s major comeback music video. To mark the occasion, Harris took to Instagram to share the designs while posing in a heritage Cartier Tank complete with a black leather strap. Simple, but solely effective.