Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we'll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.

Depend on John Mayer to all the time discover the obscure, outrageous watch that appears tailored for him. For the higher a part of the 12 months, this salmon-dial perpetual calendar was hiding out, secretly tucked away in Japan as an unique launch that not even the U.S.-based AP team was familiar with, in accordance with Hodinkee. However late final summer season, when a second batch turned accessible stateside, Mayer instantly turned a buyer. It was a pure match: in spite of everything, our formally designated WWMIC (Watch World’s Most Influential Collector) already has an abiding love for mystical hard-to-buy style from Japan and maintains a storage unit to hold all his Visvim.

Even had been it not rising from some hiding place in Japan, this watch would most likely make Mayer woozy with want. Mayer has been actually leaning into his Audemars Piguet items. He just lately wore the brand new “Music Edition” Royal Oak that makes use of an array of sapphires to imitate the look of an audio equalizer on the dial. A hilariously on-the-nose alternative for Mayer. However there's something watch collectors discover irresistible about salmon-colored dials. The fishy hue is a favourite shade for special-editions by a lot of manufacturers, whether or not you’re Patek Philippe promoting the most expensive wristwatch in history or Zenith in its latest link-up with Hodinkee. Rack up one other winner for Mayer.

Simu Liu’s Omega Seamaster Ploprof

I imagine we now have a primary right here in Watches of the Week historical past. Over the three-plus years I’ve been penning this column not one superstar has worn the awesomely funky Ploprof (a portmanteau of the French phrase for diver, plongeur, {and professional}). So shoutout to Liu, as a result of that is considered one of my favourite watches. It’s a real design weirdo: the Ploprof was made for divers and even obtained suggestions on the look from the French diving firm COMEX (additionally of the much-desired Rolex dials). In an official guide meant to make clear its historical past, Omega writes that the watch’s dial “is undoubtedly essentially the most distinctive characteristic of the watch.” Effectively, I hate to be argumentative, however I’d say essentially the most distinctive characteristic of the watch is that large button jutting out of its facet. Liu’s is a luxurious tackle the Ploprof, however many of the original designs feature a safe-to-push Big Red Button—how enjoyable is that? (Pushing the button unlocks the twisty bezel, when you had been questioning). That characteristic brings the watch absolutely into screwball territory and makes it a real red-carpet standout.

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Daniel Kaluuya‘s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Probably the most heated competitors on this planet proper now's the one happening between the Bullet Train and NOPE red carpet walkers. What we’re seeing is a match battle of such large proportion, and featuring such A-list talent, that it feels just like the Russo brothers should be concerned someway. Placing up some extent for his group is Daniel Kaluuya, who wore one of many extra-special Royal Oaks AP put out for the watch’s 50th anniversary.

Jack Harlow’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II

If there's any watch that symbolizes the “First Class” life-style that Harlow raps about, it’s the GMT. The watch was constructed for journey: initially designed for Pan-Am staff, its pricetag and rarity means the GMT is now related extra with the parents sitting in these soft seats on the entrance of the airplane. Harlow is sporting the black-and-blue “Batman” model of the watch.

Aaron Paul’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual

The Breaking Unhealthy cinematic universe is swelling to epic proportions recently: the present’s spin-off Higher Name Saul simply did a crossover episode featuring Bryan Cranston and Paul. In the meantime, the pair attended a statue unveiling of their characters on the Albuquerque Conference Heart final weekend. For the occasion, Paul wore one of many short-lived and extremely coveted Oyster Perpetuals with a ruby crimson dial. It simply so occurs that Paul’s former costar owns the exact same watch.


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