welcome to Watches of the week, where we’ll follow the rarest, craziest and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
Watching the watches that celebrities wear every week can make timepieces incredibly out of reach. But you don’t have to be a member of the Forbes List to enjoy collecting watches. Look no further than Kid Cudi, who sat on the pitch during the Lakers game this week wearing an adorable and eminently accessible G-Shock. Cudi’s particular watch was part of a larger collaboration between the rapper and A Bathing Ape released earlier this year, but he’s not the only celebrity who knows you can have a good time with a watch that doesn’t work. not four (or more!) Figures. Over the past 12 months, John Mayer has released his own version of the model with Hodinkee, NASA has created an all-white iteration of the piece, and Bamford, who typically works with luxury brands like Tag Heuer or Chopard, has also made its own G-Shock. Cudi wasn’t even that crazy at the Lakers game: Jack Nicholson, sitting not far from Cudi on Tuesday night, wears a Timex Easy Reader.
Also this week we are trying something new: because the only thing more fun than looking at watches is collecting them yourself, we will bring you watches at affordable and affordable prices so that your wrist can be on the go. short, paparazzi, and red carpet ready too.
Casio G-Shock x BAPE x Kid Cudi by Kid Cudi
Bape and G-Shock have been partners for a long time, so much so that almost every time the brand collaborates with an artist or designer, it also incorporates one of these watches. The tri-collaboration works especially well with Cudi, who worked at a Bape store in New York City before making her way to a successful music career. This watch is a lot of fun: pink bezel with blue and yellow accents to go with a multi-colored blue and red strap and yellow band guard.
Madness: There isn’t much to spend here, honestly. The watch quickly sold out at official retailers when it was released, but it’s still available on sites like StockX for under $ 500, which is pretty affordable compared to other celebrity watches.
The affordable choice: If $ 470 is too much for your blood, there is a comparable G-Shock Baby-G. $ 80 will get you a watch with the size and color to match Cudder’s. Baby-G is technically a line for women, but the 42.6-millimeter case of the watch is very heavy.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut by James Corden
While Patek Philippe’s other sporty model, the Nautilus, has long benefited from the heat of the spotlight, the Aquanaut is no longer content to be its little-known little brother. The Aquanaut is the new choice of the Hollywood elite: Last month Ringo Starr, Kumail Nanjiani and now Corden wore the watch. The new attention around the watch isn’t all that surprising. Patek is dropping the most popular version of the Nautilus this year while fueling the hype around the Aquanaut with new models.
Madness: Good luck finding the Aquanaut at its list price of $ 21,650. Instead, take the headache out of waiting lists and inflated aftermarket prices with this Piaget Polo Date. Piaget is known for its ultra-thin luxury sports watches, but this Polo shares the curves of the Aquanaut.
The affordable choice: There is actually a Seiko 5 sports watch called “Seikonaut” which is the gold standard for affordable Aquanaut alternatives. Unfortunately, like the real thing, the Seikonaut isn’t that easy to find. But if you like Corden’s watch, it probably means you like sports watches with rubber straps and a cushion-like case shape. In that case, you could do a lot worse than this Seiko Prospex until you have some cash for Carpool Karaoke as well.
Regé-Jean Page’s flagship Longines heritage
It might have just come out of the box, but Page’s Longines seems to have been passed down from generation to generation. It is no coincidence: the design of the watch is based on models from 1957. The new but classic watch fits well with Page, who is a young gun with the kind of prominent personality needed for make vintage pieces dressed in 2021.
Madness: The Longines Flagship Heritage, priced at $ 1,675.
The affordable choice: While the Longines takes inspiration from the late 1950s, this Timex Marlin takes its design from a 1960s watch. But both share the simple dial design of that bygone era and a useful date function.