Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Steph Curry has actually come into his personal as a watch collector over his profession. And so if there’s a skinny, practically indiscernible silver lining to the shoulder damage that may hold him from bombing three pointers for a number of weeks, it’s that he ought to proceed to carry the fireworks on the bench. The proof? He confirmed out once more final week when he was named Sports activities Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Yr, sporting a Rolex Day-Date II in yellow gold to the occasion.
Whereas the Day-Date II didn’t essentially resonate with a bigger viewers—Rolex solely produced this mannequin for seven years, between 2008 and 2015—it did appear to discover a fanbase within the NBA. Damian Lillard additionally owns a model of this extra obscure Day-Date. The originalDay-Date has already established itself as one of the crucial standard watches amongst NBA gamers, however there’s a straightforward clarification for why this short-lived mannequin may need caught on with the likes of Curry and Lillard: measuring in at 41 millimeters, the Day-Date II was made particularly for bigger wrists.
Carrying a Rolex to have a good time life’s largest accomplishments appears to be a practice within the Curry household. When Steph received the NBA Finals this June, a Rolex-filled celebration adopted. His father Dell was noticed sporting a Rolex GMT with the black-and-blue “Batman” bezel, whereas spouse Ayesha wore a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller. (Brother Seth additionally wears a GMT within the red-and-blue “Coke” colorway.) Steph continues the pattern with this Day-Date.
Zoe Saldana’s Panthère de Cartier
These wrap watches are beginning to floor on movie star wrists extra steadily. Anne Hathaway lately coiled Bulgari’s Serpenti round hers. Now, whereas selling the brand new Avatar, Saldana wore what appears to be like like a Panthère de Cartier with a triple wrap. When you subscribe to GQ’s new watch publication Field + Papers, you’ll have learn all a couple of particular breed of watch-plus merchandise: tie bars, cash clips, letter openers, and lighters that used to come back embedded with watches. Like these objects, these Serpentis and Panthères are hybrids, extra bracelets than they’re watches.
Simu Liu’s Tag Heuer Method 1
Credit score the place it’s due: Tag Heuer finds each attainable approach to lean into its automotive racing roots. Earlier this yr, the model brokered a partnership with Porsche over the pair’s shared connection to the notorious Carrera race from the ‘50s. Tag then adopted that up with a Mario Kart collaboration that appealed to folks extra snug with digital driving. Liu, in the meantime, is sporting a model of the Method 1 mannequin, a nod to Tag’s lengthy historical past sponsoring racing groups. Crew Ferrari wore Heuer—earlier than it merged with Tag—all through the ‘70s.
Didier Deschamps’s Hublot Huge Bang Tourbillon Sapphire
Nobody does cooler work with sapphire than Hublot. The model makes use of the fabric to make translucent watches in syrupy purple and brilliant orange. However the watch world has been dominated by coloration lately, so French crew supervisor Deschamps is zagging: he broke out Hublot’s colorless Huge Bang for his squad’s match in opposition to Morocco. Sunday’s head-to-head between French and Argentina will highlight a distinction of types between managers, too. Whereas Deschamps wears show-off items like this Huge Bang, Argentina’s Lionel Scaloni sticks with the straightforward Apple Watch.