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 harm that can maintain him from bombing three pointers for just a few 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 12 months, carrying 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 more obscure Day-Date. The originalDay-Date has already established itself as one of the vital fashionable watches amongst NBA gamers, however there’s a straightforward rationalization 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.
Sporting a Rolex to have fun life’s greatest 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 spotted wearing a Rolex GMT with the black-and-blue “Batman” bezel, whereas spouse Ayesha wore a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller. (Brother Seth also wears a GMT within the red-and-blue “Coke” colorway.) Steph continues the development with this Day-Date.
Zoe Saldana’s Panthère de Cartier
These wrap watches are beginning to floor on superstar wrists extra ceaselessly. Anne Hathaway recently 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. In the event you subscribe to GQ’s new watch newsletter Box + 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 return embedded with watches. Like these gadgets, these Serpentis and Panthères are hybrids, extra bracelets than they’re watches.
Simu Liu’s Tag Heuer System 1
Credit score the place it’s due: Tag Heuer finds each attainable approach to lean into its automotive racing roots. Earlier this 12 months, the model brokered a partnership with Porsche over the pair’s shared connection to the infamous Carrera race from the ‘50s. Tag then adopted that up with a Mario Kart collaboration that appealed to folks extra comfy with digital driving. Liu, in the meantime, is carrying a model of the System 1 mannequin, a nod to Tag’s lengthy historical past sponsoring racing groups. Workforce Ferrari wore Heuer—earlier than it merged with Tag—all through the ‘70s.
Didier Deschamps’s Hublot Massive 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 bright orange. However the watch world has been dominated by coloration just lately, so French staff supervisor Deschamps is zagging: he broke out Hublot’s colorless Massive Bang for his squad’s match in opposition to Morocco. Sunday’s head-to-head between French and Argentina will highlight a distinction of kinds between managers, too. Whereas Deschamps wears show-off items like this Massive Bang, Argentina’s Lionel Scaloni sticks with the simple Apple Watch.