Power and beauty, that poses our top famous men and women with top watches.
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Paul Newman – Rolex Daytona
Rolex “Daytona” watches, made famous by actor Paul Newman, are one of the most-recognized watches in the world. However, like most Rolex watches, the Daytona watch is not a single watch, but a name given to a line of high performance timepieces. The Rolex Daytona Paul Newman is just one variety of this ubiquitous Rolex favorite.
Paul Newman’s ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona Sells For $17.8 Million
Steve McQueen – Tag Heuer Monaco
Off screen, he enjoyed the dangerous thrill of motorsports. In the famous 1970 film “Le Mans,” he wore a Heuer crest on his racing suit and a square-dial Heuer Monaco on his wrist, catapulting the watch into superstardom. The blue-faced watch and the blue-eyed actor have been linked ever since, a timeless ode to TAG Heuer’s “don’t crack under pressure” attitude.
‘James Bond’ – Omega Seamaster
Lindy Hemming, the Oscar-winning costume designer, was responsible for casting 007’s watch in GoldenEye. She said, “I was convinced that Commander Bond, a naval man, a diver and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear the Seamaster with the blue dial.” We agree, Lindy.
John F Kennedy – Cartier Tank
In 1957, Jackie Kennedy gave JFK an 18k gold Cartier Tank Louis for their fourth wedding anniversary. Inscribed on the watch were his initials, the Kennedy family arms and the couple’s wedding date.
It is also said to be the watch that he wore on his wrist the day he was assassinated in 1963. Jackie later gave it to his former secretary after his death.
Elvis Presley – Omega Constellation
While the diamond bezel double singed Omega-Tiffany & Co. is clearly the most known Omega in the king’s collection it was not the only one. In the late 1950’s he wore a black face Omega Constellation that he later gifted to his longtime friend Charlie Hodge. It was a gold (capped) Omega Constellation with automatic chronometer certified movement, raised indexes and date at 3 o’clock. He wore the watch while the two were stationed in Germany between 1958 and 1960. Hodge admired the watch so much that eventually, Presley gifted the timepiece to him. When the watch was auctioned by Antiquorum in 2012 it came with a letter by Hodge stating its authenticity. Antiquorum put the estimate between $10.000 and $20.000. The watch finally sold for $52,500. Imagine how much it would fetch if it went for auction today.
Dr Martin Luther King – Rolex Datejust
Rolex themselves call King one of the greatest ‘heroes’ in their history. As with Churchill, the famous civil rights campaigner wore a Rolex Datejust, but King’s yellow gold model was worn with a Jubilee bracelet – one of three bracelets offered by the company (along with the Oyster and the President) and a supple five-piece link bracelet with an elegant concealed clasp.
Sylvester Stallone: Panerai Luminor
Legendary actor and filmmaker, Sylvester Stallone inspired us all in his most famous role as Rocky. As a long time partner of Panerai he helped skyrocket the brands fame by wearing the Panerai Luminor Marina in his 1995 film “Daylight”. Following the film, Panerai actually released a limited edition collection dedicated to Stallone.
Princess Diana: Cartier Tank
A watch fit for a lady. The late Diana, Princess of Wales, was frequently photographed wearing the timeless classic yellow gold Cartier Tank Francaise. Now over 100 years old, the watch was originally designed by Louis Cartier in 1916. The legendary Tank has become an icon in the watch industry.
Also worn by Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Tom Hanks
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