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Welcome to Watches of the Week, exactly where we will keep track of the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on stars.

It’s humorous to think about the origins of Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut now. In the ‘90s, Patek was hunting for a enjoy that would cater to the appetites of a new established of collectors flush with dollars from the dot-com growth. The brand name experienced a lot of heady, superior-complication items for the black-tie set…but not considerably on tap for the emerging wealthy who wore a uniform of T-shirts and denims. Enter the Aquanaut: an even sportier and extra everyday cousin to Patek’s Nautilus.

The incredibly 1st Aquanaut, introduced in 1997, was provided the reference quantity 5060A. The look at arrived with a black dial, white hour numerals, and, in a to start with for Patek, a black rubber-like strap (a “tropical” strap in the brand’s parlance). And when The Weeknd wore that extremely look at to a Los Angeles gala final 7 days, it was a reminder of how a great deal the observe environment has transformed: The observe designed to suit in with a everyday wardrobe now appears to be just ideal at a gala and paired with a suit.

The Aquanaut was a newcomer in 1997, retailing for about $5,000, according to Hodinkee, but it now sells for $23,070 for these fortunate more than enough to get one straight from Patek. (It’s more simply found now for several situations that sum on the secondary market place.) Probably what is transformed the most is that, though the Aquanaut was as soon as selected for the nouveau riche coming out of Silicon Valley, it is now really considerably the area of well known actors, rappers, momagers (see below) and singers like The Weeknd.

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Luka Doncic’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

When did Luka Doncic formally turn out to be an NBA celebrity? Was it previous calendar year, when he led his staff to the convention finals? How about this 12 months, where by he’s been averaging 36.1 points per activity this season? I’d argue that it occurred on TKNIGHT, when he broke out aRolex Daytona—also regarded as the Official Observe of NBA Superstars. LeBron James owns one particular, and so does Anthony Davis. Also: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Michael Jordan. Now, Doncic owns a single in gold with a black dial and gold all over again on the subdials—the present day piece is reminiscent of the beloved “John Participant Special” Daytona.

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Kris Jenner’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut

It took just eight (8) times for this enjoy to land on the wrist of Jenner. It was only a couple months ago that Patek introduced this new hilariously ostentatious version of its Aquanaut. The new variation of the sporty design will come with two rings of diamonds on the bezel: a rainbow of 40 sapphires on the outer edge and 40 much more diamonds stacked inside of these. Even the hour markers are represented by distinct coloured gems. This observe is previously getting passed back again and forth amongst Jenner and boyfriend Cory Gamble, who wore the Aquanaut to a Lakers recreation.

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Eddie Redmayne’s Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Redmayne’s Seamaster is connected to both James Bond (Pierce Brosnan wore the look at although in character), and Prince William (who received it as a reward from his mother Princess Diana). So what’s Redmayne trying to notify us with this view? Naturally that’s he’s about to develop into possibly the new James Bond, or future-in-line to be the King of Britain. Big week!