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Kylian Mbappé and his watch are both award winners


Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we’ll track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.

Savior, leader of the new generation, champion and hardware collector: Kylian Mbappé and him Hublot Big Bang have a lot in common. The French soccer star, having just finished a very close run to consecutive World Cup titles, wore a watch befitting his class in Brooklyn this week.

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Hublot was looking for a star – you could say an Mbappé-level talent – ​​when they brought in watch brand whisperer Jean Claude Biver in 2004. Biver helped revive and bring glory back to the brand. brands like Blancpain and Omega on his previous stops, and Hublot brought in Biver in the hope that he could bring the same magic back to them. The brand received results almost immediately. In 2005, just a year after the arrival of the Biver, Hublot introduced the Big Bang, which was inspired by the first watch Hublot made when it started in 1980 and borrowed its shape as well as its design. exposed screws on the bezel. While some iconic watches took years to catch on, the Big Bang instantly became and remains Hublot’s best-selling product. And like the Mbappé, it collected hardware, taking home the Best Design award at the Grand Prix d’Horologie de Geneve the same year it was introduced.

Now, Hublot releases its Big Bang in every flavor imaginable. Mbappé’s version is particularly striking. The bezel is set with 36 diamonds and comes with an alligator leather strap. And of course, the Les Bleus superstar will wear a version of the watch in the colors of his country.

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Odell Beckham’s Patek Philippe Tiffany Nautilus

More than a year after its initial release, the hype of the Tiffany edition Nautilus is still going strong. The brief history of the watch is like a famous superhero origin story at this point: Patek has discontinued the beloved and discounted version of the Nautilus (5711) but not before sending it off on an epic farewell tour. Just before the planned end of production in late 2022, the brand announced this Tiffany blue dial version—versions of the watch simply stamped with the jeweler’s logo were the catnip collection—and one was quick Auction $6.5 million. The arrow on the hype meter broke and celebrities like Beckham spent the past year showing off his work.

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Cartier Santos by George Santos

Only Kevin McCarthy’s continued humiliation is capable of distracting us from the less humiliating but still truly pitiful story involving Santos, who lied about his education, career, finances and finances. and even the circumstances surrounding his mother’s death. It’s funny how he owns the watch (possibly fake!) with which he shares the same name. Next, he will tell us how related he is to the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who inspired Santos’ 1904 invention when he commissioned his friend. Louis Cartier wore this watch in flight.

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Shinola Runwell Sports by Steph Curry

A few weeks ago I told you that the only stroke of luck with Curry’s shoulder injury is that we’ll see more watches while he’s recovering on the bench.. The Golden State Warrior flamethrower made that prediction seem like a good one. He’s always shown great variety on his wrist, and he did it again last week when he wore Shinola’s Runwell Sport. That burgundy bezel is really pretty, and while the sub-$1,000 watch is now discontinued, Shinola continues to make it. sports model like Curry at a price that doesn’t lower morale.

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