Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
There’s the purpose in each nice superhero’s character arc when issues begin to go off the rails. They’ve misplaced a battle and their confidence within the face of a seemingly insurmountable foe. They get all unhappy and mopey. Then they return to the lab, practice, and Eat Pray Love till unlocking some new, more-powerful energy. Final evening, on the London screening of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, star Simu Liu got here by means of with a brand new, mortal energy: a surprising watch.
Simu Liu’s IWC Portugieser Chronograph
Up so far, we haven’t seen Liu, who performs the titular Shang-Chi, carrying many watches—and those we have seen, have largely been quartz items. Which (no shade!) aren’t as costly or technically spectacular as their mechanical counterparts. They’re actually not as spectacular as this 18-carat gold IWC Portugieser. The watch’s numerals and palms are made out of the valuable steel, too, and the strap is alligator leather-based.
Liu’s character in Shang-Chi is on a harmful quest to harness the ability of the ten rings, however in actual life he appears fairly content material with the one watch. Take a look at that shaka!
John Cena’s Rolex Explorer II
Cena seems to be carrying one of the watches Rolex reworked for 2021. In typical Rolex vogue, the model didn’t mess with the Explorer’s success—the change to modern matte black on the palms and hour markers is possibly essentially the most noticeable new contact. Nonetheless, the Explorer stays a troublesome sports activities watch, initially designed for spelunking however now a red-carpet-ready accent. Not so completely different a profession pivot from Cena, who jumped from wrestling to the performing A-list in brief order.
James Harden’s Richard Mille RM-011
Common buds purchase one another a bottle of booze for his or her birthdays. However James Harden and Russell Westbrook aren’t common buds, a minimum of income-wise. So Russ celebrated Harden’s thirty second birthday by giving his brother in Big Fits a little bit of flash within the type of a Richard Mille RM-011. It’s a bit of little bit of karmic return for Harden: he’s lengthy been giving other pals Richard Mille watches on their birthdays.
Gianluigi Donnarumma’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
You possibly can’t blame Gianlugi Donnarumma for eager to make a powerful first impression when being launched to followers of his new staff, Paris Saint-Germain. The PSG keeper wore a radical GMT-Grasp II that makes use of completely different coloured sapphires for its two-tone bezel. In 2007, Rolex overhauled the GMT-Grasp and added fashionable touches, like a ceramic dial and inexperienced 24-hour palms. As a part of that rehaul, a couple of top-of-the-line variations of the GMT trickled out, together with this one on Donnarumma’s wrist.
YG’s Rolex Day-Date
Few rappers have really dialed in their personal style like YG. He routinely wears itty-bitty cat-eye sun shades, Dickies, crimson bandanas, and hard-bottom sneakers. Sometimes paired along with his singular look? Virtually all the time a variation of a gold Day-Date. Generally the watch is iced-out or comes with a crimson dial. However just lately, whereas out in Los Angeles, he saved it extraordinarily basic with this gold-on-gold-on-gold variation of the Day-Date.