Been to Baselworld, SIHH? Subscribe to the great watch news outlets like aBlogtoWatch.com and Haute Time? You might be surprised to find a few big name celebrities that share a common interest with you. They might even provide friendly competition to your watch collection. Below is a list of five celebrities closely connected to the world of luxury watchmaking:
5. John Mayer
A watch-lover through and through, this Grammy-winning musician has long studied the mechanics behind modern day watches, and lives by one simple rule… He only buys the ones he means to wear. His watch game is respectable, and he has even acted as a casual watch consultant for the likes of Drake and Aziz Ansari . Among the many timepieces he owns are the iconic Rolex Submariner Date 116610 (pictured) and an IWC Big Pilot Ref 5002.
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The Jigga Man. Rap superstar, business mogul, husband to Beyonce… What else can Jay-Z boast about? His lavish assortment of luxury watches. Among the timepieces in his collection are a Rolex Day Date (pictured), a TW Steel watch, and a Richard Mille DLC tourbillon. The music pioneer has also developed a reputation for gift-giving; gifts that tick, to be exact. Just ask his sound engineer, who was allegedly rewarded with a Rolex GMT Master for not leaking the singer’s “Drop the Throne” album in 2011… It pays to know a celebrity. It pays even more to be loyal to one.
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3. Leonardo DiCaprio
Fresh off of his long-awaited Oscar nod, TAG Heuer Ambassador Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to the industry. His relationship with TAG Heuer dates back to 2009 and, although he is not an athlete persay, he has provided pristine, classy representation for the sports-oriented brand. Leo’s luxurious throng of watches features a Carrera 1887 Chronograph, a limited edition Aquaracer, and pretty much any other TAG he wants. Leo can also be seen wearing his own watches in films like, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Blood Diamond” and “The Great Gatsby.”
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2. Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford just celebrated her 20 year anniversay of her partnership with Omega. During her time as an ambassador, Crawford has represented herself and the brand with the grace and elegance that Omega watches are known for. Beyond glamour and luxury, Crawford has also teamed with Omega to pursue humanitarian efforts, such as supporting the Orbis International “Hospital In The Sky” airplane, which has trained tens of thousands of medical professionals and treated millions of patients in 92 different countries and counting. Beautiful Swiss Luxury Watches for a good cause — that’s something that anyone can get behind.
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1. Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo “Me7o” Anthony is arguably the biggest watch connoisseur in the NBA. This 9-time all-star, Syracuse alumnus, New York Knicks forward is the proud co-founder of Haute Time, a magazine dedicated to all that’s current in the world of horology and luxury timepieces. Most recently, Melo has garnered an amicable friendship with IWC Schaffhausen. To date, his private collection boasts over 25 watches from some of the world’s best watchmakers, including Hublot, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, and Patek Phillipe.
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- Williams, Alex. “John Mayer’s Wrist Is a Wonderland.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 30 Apr. 2015. Web. 10 May 2016.