Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we will track the rarest, wildest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
Michael Jordan and his dad jeans might not fit today’s fashionable NBA, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t left his mark. For starters, there’s the sneaker empire that bears his name and logo. He maintains his signature hoop earrings, which are so popular that it’s the subject of a Drake bar: “Isn’t Michael Jordan still wearing his hoop earrings?” AND OBJECTIVES has amassed one of the more interesting and varied watch collections on the planet. While most athletes are content to rotate the classics — the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Rolex Daytona and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak — on their wrists, MJ has gone in an entirely different direction by choosing produce high-priced products from high-minded watchmakers.
Jordan owns a lot of watches from Ulysse Nardin, Richard Mille and Roger Dubuis, but the brand he always seems to return to is Urwerk. We were last seen wearing a custom suit with Chicago-Bulls red reworked numerals and MJ’s 23 engraved with gold Roman numerals.. At the Ally 400 race in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend, Jordan showed off another new take from his brand: his UR-220 in red gold with a clean white rubber strap is a session The brand new version was just announced last month. . This particular piece, limited to just 10 pieces, marks the final release of the UR-220.
Urwerk founders Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner said in a press release that the inspiration for the watch was none other than the 80s TV show. Miami Vice and its golden rims and pearly smiles of its stars. Unusual inspirations are what makes Urwerk Urwerk – the brand aims to create watches that make people “a sense of their time”. Baumgartner told me in 2020. “Real luxury is about taking time. And, in fact, don’t even know the time down to the second, to just have your own sense of time. ” Safe to say, for Jordan, it’s also about a Miami Vice– red watch, red gold, about $150,000.
Odell Beckham’s Patek Philippe Nautilus
When you’re a debuting athlete, it seems like no watch is off limits. There are levels to this, even if it’s already extreme demand Nautilus. Beckham’s work is a version of Nautilus that isn’t even available to the public — only Patek’s best customers are given access to it. What a year for Beckham: Super Bowl champion, new father and owner of this special edition 44 rubies Nautilus.
Rick Ross’s Jacob & Co. Billionaire III
Music by Jacob & Co. looks like Rick Ross lyrics — aggressive bragging, unfiltered. To wit: the name of Ross’ watch is Billionaire III. (Please, Billionaire is my father, call me Third Billionaire.) You can always count on a Jacob & Co. watch. to pair fireworks mechanisms with top notch bling and this watch is no different. Where else can you find the tourbillon — the rotating cage in the center of this watch—and 504 white diamonds (worth just over 90 carats) in one place?
Kevin Love’s Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar
Love got married this past weekend in a ceremony doubles as a reunion of the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 Finals. The wedding was have inspiration from The great Gatsby and Love couldn’t have chosen a better watch for this theme. While the Nautilus didn’t appear in the ’20s when Gatsby threw his own lavish parties, this is a watch the old sport can wear today. No watch heralds wealth and access to the highest forms of luxury better than the perpetual calendar-equipped Nautilus.
Jerry Lorenzo’s Rolex Day-Date Watch
This watch is known as the President, but this week, Day-Date showed it is also a favorite among fashion designers. Thom Browne embroidery clock on shirt sleeve and Fear of God designer Lorenzo wore real clothes while enjoying the festivities in Paris. Earlier this year, Lorenzo released a collection he calls “Eternal”—clothes designed to break through trends. If eternal coolness is what Lorenzo cares about, he couldn’t have chosen a better watch.