Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we’ll track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
Serena Williams is becoming one of the greatest tennis players of all time. But consider one of her other accomplishments: perhaps no one wears better watches on the court than Williams. Sure, Roger Federer, who retired just days after Serena this week, always wears a nice Rolex for the championship ceremony and Rafael Nadal swings between some high-tech Richard Mille collaboration watches. while playing. But Williams stands out for wearing her luxury watches – often reserved for red carpets or late-night talk shows by most athletes – while voicing litigation in court. She is perhaps best known for her custom Royal Oak Offshore collection, with the winding crown shifted to the left so it doesn’t affect her swing when it hits her hand, but she also wears the brand’s one Funny Millenary. In her last hurdles at the US Open, she wore a Royal Oak gem.
Now, with these rough days behind her, she is still buying some excellent watches. This week, on Tonight’s show with Jimmy Fallon, Williams wore a new version of Audemars Piguet’s beloved Royal Oak. Hers is a special edition released to celebrate RO’s 50th anniversary this year. AP has gone to great lengths for the occasion, launching a huge range of watches in beautiful colors like hunter blue, smoke yellow, and Williams’ light blue. The model is celebrating a 5-0 victory and a lot of celebrities will appear at the birthday party. In addition to Williams, we have seen John Mayer, Daniel Kaluuya, Chris Hemsworth, LeBron James, and Ben Simmons in works from the collection. The hallmark of the collection’s success is that none of these people wear the same watch — it’s like a great album where everyone has a different favorite song. Still, it’s hard to argue with Williams’ choice: the white gold and ice blue dials are the peanut butter and jelly of the watch.
Carlos Alcaraz . Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch
Rolex’s Daytona is named after the racetrack in Florida, and the watch is presented to the winner of a 24-hour race that takes place there. Somehow, even that marathon seemed less grueling than the work Alcaraz put in on his run to win the US Open. If Alcaraz is really new King of Tennis, he couldn’t have picked a better watch than the Daytona, perhaps the most popular and most coveted watch on earth. And with the news that Federer, another big fan of this watch in his competitive career, is retiring, it feels like a sacred Daytona passing from this wonderful to the world. next.
Ben Simmons’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Told you that these 50th Anniversary Royal Demons are everywhere. Simmons’ model differs from Williams’ model in every way. His version of Williams’ quiet flex trade is the equivalent of one of Simmons’ signature blow-out-of-nose emojis. The watch has a gold case, a green dial, and a chronograph function. What really takes this piece to the next level is the green alligator strap.
Andrew Garfield’s Omega De Ville Tresor
This is a pretty clear view from Andrew Garfield. He went all white with a suit and increased the color on his watch. The piece is red on red on red. The watch case is made of Omega’s custom rose gold, called Sedna. And because that wasn’t enough, the watch also features a late summer tomato red dial and even a leather strap that appears to share the same red color.
Zac Efron’s IWC Portugieser
Oscar Award for Zac Efron? Every day is filled with beautiful and exciting new possibilities. That’s true even for watches that are over 80 years old like the Portugieser, which are constantly trying out new designs. This version of the watch, released in 2018, is completely outlandish for a typically stubborn model. Efron’s wears gold hands and numerals, and I appreciate the subtle red wink on the power reserve (the watch at 3 o’clock indicates how long it will continue ticking without wind) ). This is a great way to signal that you’re running low on fuel.