Whoever happily indulges in hedonism in life often also has a passion for luxury watches. In the first place, the stars from the film and music industry presented here seem to confirm these stereotypes, with their private collections being predominantly dominated by A brands such asRolex and Patek Philippe.
Here are the 10 most impressive watch collections from the world of the Anglo-Saxon entertainment industry.
Eric Clapton is watch clerk and above all Rolex lovers. He is frequently spotted with a Rolex Milgauss, but also likes to wear a datejust in steel as well as a day date in yellow gold. In addition to other Rolex models such as a Turn-O-Graph, a Submariner and a GMT Master, his collection also included a Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 in Platinum. The latter was only produced twice and finally auctioned at Christie’s in 2012 for a total of 3.5 million dollars for charitable purposes. Also Rolex models from his watch collection ended up for the good cause under the hammer: Among them the prototype of a Yachtmaster Daytona, a Daytona “Paul Newman” in the typical contrasting color design with black totalisators and bright main field as well as a Daytona in the Albino variant with completely white Dial.
Long before other celebrities jumped on the Panerai trend train, Sylvester Stallone was already a fan and ambassador for the Italian luxury lifestyle watch market. And only a few have the unmistakable design in oversized as good as him. He is particularly often seen with his Luminor Regatta 1950 Rattrapante. He also mentions a Luminor PAM127 (see picture), a Luminor Submersible Chrono and an Egiziano Limited Edition. In addition to his involvement with the Panerai brand, “Sly” is also a Rolex lover and includes a submarine and a Day Date to his private collection.
John Mayer’s love of the beautiful things is also reflected in a watch collector’s passion, which once started with a Rolex Explorer II. He only expanded his collection by carefully selected pieces, which corresponded to the elaborate taste of a connoisseur. He has also written a few guest articles for specialist magazines. His watch potpourri includes numerous timepieces by Patek Philippe, one with the elaborate combination of chronograph and perpetual calendar as well as a 5396G reference limited to 100 pieces. If you believe rumors, its watch selection now has a total value of several million dollars. It goes without saying that the following listing is not intended to be exhaustive: Rolex Explorer II, Patek Philippe 5396G LE, Patek Philippe 5164 “Travel Timer”, Patek Philippe 5970, Rolex 6263 “Paul Newman” Daytona with black dial, Rolex GMT with Blue-black bezel, IWC Large Pilot’s Watch Reference 5002, Patek Philippe Perpetual Chronograph as well as some Vintage Submariners.
Charlie Sheen’s watch collection is valued at just under $ 6 million. In his selection are also some sought-after pieces by Patek Philippe: before he disappeared under circumstances which were not entirely clear (but very well-founded with justified suspicious moments), he counted a 5970P reference with an eternal calendar to his collection. The value of this watch with perpetual calendar amounts to approx. 150,000 EUR. Also a Patek Philippe with moon phase indicator (reference 2438J) and a Rolex Yacht Master in platinum are part of his private collection . Footballer George Best has spent half his fortune on women and cars, while he has “half-bogged” the other half. If you replace cars with clocks, the quote could well be from Charlie Sheen.
Orlando Bloom’s watch collection includes numerous Rolex vintage models, such as a GMT Master, a Submariner, or an antimagnetic 1950s Milgauss, which alone is worth about $ 200,000. He auctioned a 1973 Explorer II “Steve McQueen” in Antiquorum in 2009. In addition to some more copies with the famous crown logo on the Twelve, Orlando Bloom also calls an IWC Big Pilot Classic and a Panerai Luminor PAM127.
Brad Pitt must not be missing either. Even he is mainly familiar with the services of his Patek Philippe Nautilus in the classic variant with a dark blue dial. Even with a Rolex Day-Date “President” in gold on the wrist, he is sometimes spotted. This is next to a GMT and a Daytona in steel with white dial but only one of many Rolex watches from its collection. For Angelina Jolie, he reached deeper into his pocket and gave her a Patek Philippe Reference 7000 with minute repetition by nearly 400,000 dollars.
The high-end watch brand Richard Mille is well-known for sporty and racing-inspired designs, according to the taste of Seal. For his Richard Mille, he was supposed to shell out not less than 475,000 dollars.Admittedly, Seal is not in possession of a collection that is impressive with a large collection of items. Nor does he disclose an assortment, selected with care and conviction, with individual painting. However, if you spend so much money on a single watch, you have qualified with a wild card for inclusion in this list.
Jennifer Aniston watches every morning with an appealing selection of Rolex watches. The genre mastermind of the romantic comedy is not only in the possession of a Rolex Datejust from steel in the 34 mm women’s version, but also a Rolex Day Date “President” in gold can be found in their secretary drawer. In addition to these Rolex classics, a watch is also a bit staggering: your Rolex Milgauss has been DLC-coated and appears in Rolex’s untypical black.
Jay-Z is one of those rappers, whose love of watches is noticeable beyond the not-so-distant gold-and-Klunker-Posertum. Stylistically, he is as versatile as a chameleon: a Hublot Classique can be found in his collection as well as a Richard Mille RM027 Tourbillon or a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931.
He is the actor with this one look. And even with his watches, he relies on minimalism, without Chichi and Firlefanz. We especially like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Memovox. Several copies of a replica model based on a Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196G in white gold were used for filming the Film Drive. Allegedly, a vote on the choice of the clock between Ryan Gosling and the director Nicolas Winding preceded. After the shooting for Drive, the main actor asked to keep a copy as a reminder. For himself, however, he also created a genuine Calatrava, with which he often appears publicly.