Welcome in Clocks of the week, where we will follow the rarest, wildest and most desired watches spotted by celebrities.
Colin Kapernik has been mostly relaxed since his playing days came to an abrupt halt. He did random photo shoots and Nike advertising but most of all he avoids interviews and a scattered book about everything. However, these days of flying under the radar seem to be over. He has a new Netflix series, Colin in black and whitedirected by Ava Duvernay – and, as expected, conservative talking heads fill a lot of air time creaking over a comment Kaepernick makes on the show, comparing the NFL project plant to a slavery auction. Meanwhile, he stopped at the Los Angeles premiere of a watch with a watch that said, “Oh, are you crazy, huh?” Also this week, Jay-Z and Drew Barrymore’s very special Reverso presents a watch from her killer collection.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak by Colin Capernick
The AP describes Kaepernick’s sparkling Royal Oak as “frosted.” But “frosted”, the word that evokes delicate gold particles gently smeared on the watch like icing on a cake, is quite deceptive here. The watch gets its matte look from a “hammer” with a diamond tip, which dusts the watch case, creating small indentations. AP shared a video with the technique and the process looks similar to the needle of a tattoo gun that strikes the watch repeatedly. That said, it’s hard to look at Kaepernick’s wrist and think it wasn’t worth it.
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso by Jay-Z “Tribute to 1931”
Reverso’s secret weapon has always been its reversible double-sided case. When the watch was first invented in 1931, polo players took advantage of this feature by turning the watch to a simple hard shell to protect the more delicate side of timekeeping. Since then, JLC has used the alternate side as an additional canvas to add more complication, art and engravings. Hove’s special edition falls into the second camp. At his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jay wore his Reverso, engraved with a Carnegie Hall engraving – he received the watch after heading the venue for two consecutive nights almost a decade ago now.
Annual calendar of Dwayne Johnson’s IWC Portugieser
Dwayne Johnson knows what types of watches work for him. The rock leans towards Paneraiwhich sells heavy, monstrous watches as their standard models, and IWC pilot watches, which are equally large watches, all in the name of readability. Anything less may look like a swatch on Johnson’s healthy forearms. The IWC provided this Portugieser with a fantastic complication of the annual calendar, but the 44mm watch looks like Johnson’s average luxury watch.
Rolex Datejust by Drew Barrymore
Barrymore quietly has a mega Rolex collection. The actress and talk show host owns many of the brand’s biggest hits, including Submariner and GMT. For that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, where she made a little towel and face mask, she chose something a little less flashy in her Rolex Datejust. She’s obviously dressed like a gega, but there’s something funny about this image from an observation standpoint. Barrymore, who has just come out of the shower and is still with a towel, is still making sure to get a watch on her wrist first. Clever.
The openwork royal oak Audemars Piguet by Jason Tatum
Last week, the Boston Celtics held a scary match for players only – the renewal of the NBA oath, a sign of reaffirmation, which is trying to stick to the shaky foundation. And while the conversation was probably about being a good teammate, I can’t help but wonder if style tips came along. Because later in the week, Tatum showed up to play for the Miami Heat, wearing a Kapital and AP Royal Oak shirt. Like Copernicus’, Tatum’s watch is frosted. Unlike Copernicus’s, Tatum’s is also openwork. Tatum and his Boston Celtics then defeated the NBA’s hottest team in the Heat.