It’s truthful to say that nobody had a greater week than Max Verstappen, who clinched his first Formulation 1World Drivers' Championship this week on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. After spending the season chasing freshly knighted F1 champ (and Watches of the Week regular) Sir Lewis Hamilton, the 24-year outdated Dutchman lastly edged out his rival in a nail-biter of a ultimate lap. Whereas Hamilton’s watch-collecting bona fides have been well-documented (due to a sponsorship from IWC, he runs deep in pilot watches), Verstappen received off to a powerful begin within the wristwear recreation with a brand new TAG Heuer Monaco Titan. Jay-Z, in the meantime, burnished his cred as a god-tier watch collector by displaying up at a premiere of Netflix’s The More durable They Fall casually sporting probably the most expensive Patek Philippe Nautilus ever sold at auction. Additionally this week, two completely different solutions to the age-old query, “What number of watches ought to I pack for my journey to area?”

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Max Verstappen’s TAG Heuer Monaco Titan

Again in Might, TAG Heuer presented Verstappen with this titanium chronograph on the Monaco Grand Prix. He went on to win that race, and the watch appears to have introduced him good luck ever since. Designed within the 1960s for racers, the Monaco was most famously worn by Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans and continues to be going robust due to a gentle stream of aesthetic tweaks and restricted editions like this one. I’m not saying the watch is magic—but when I have been Max Verstappen I’d by no means take it off once more.

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Jay-Z's Tiffany & Co. Patek Philippe Nautilus 

Merely put: when you will get your fingers on a watch that just went for $6.5 million at auction, you do this.

Tom Holland’s Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5940R

One other week, one other huge match for Tom Holland, whose watch collection seems to be getting more impressive by the day. This week the Marvel hero stepped out for the Spider-Man: No Way Home LA premiere with a spiffy new rose gold Patek (while you’re standing subsequent to Zendaya even Tom Holland wants all the assistance he can get). Launched in 2012, the 5940 combines a extremely difficult perpetual calendar motion (a Patek speciality) with an Artwork Deco-style cushion-shaped rose gold case. Crucially, nevertheless, it’s simply 8.5mm thick, making it the right watch to slide below the cuff of your favourite swimsuit.

Yusaku Maezawa’s Omega Speedmaster—and Richard Mille RM27-02

Talking of watches and area journey: Japanese billionaire and enthusiastic area vacationer Yusaku Maezawa confronted an analogous conundrum this week for his journey to the Worldwide Area Station. Ultimately, Maezawa boarded the Russian Soyuz rocket sporting a basic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch and a Richard Mille RM27-02 Rafael Nadal. Whereas he’s not the primary personal citizen to go to the ISS, Maezawa does get the excellence of being the primary individual to put on a Richard Mille in area, which is one other degree of flex solely.

Michael Strahan’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II

You don’t want a ton of bags to fly to the sting of area: the trip on Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin rocket takes roughly 11 minutes spherical journey, and every passenger is allowed three kilos of carry-on baggage. However that didn’t cease Good Morning America anchor, watch collector and well-groomed celebrity Michael Strahan from pushing the boundaries of his baggage allowance. For his journey to area final weekend, Strahan packed at least three thematically acceptable timepieces: a sci-fi-looking De Bethune DB28 Type of Blue Z, a pocket watch that belonged to his grandfather and a white gold Rolex GMT-Grasp II with a dial carved from a piece of polished meteorite.

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