Lewis Hamilton Sported One of His Cleanest Watches Yet

While IWC used to power steel-cased versions of similar watches with third-party movements, the “Lake Tahoe” contains the brand’s in-house automatic Calibre 69380 movement with 242 tiny components inside. This engine, combined with the ceramic case, makes for a thick watch at 15.7mm—but if you can pull off a timepiece 44.5mm across, you can conceivably deal just fine with the case height.

All this to say that while Hamilton’s bona fides on the track were never in question, his bona fides as a watch guy are now etched in stone.

NBC/Getty Images

Maluma’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton ref. 15412BC

The Colombian musician looked smart on Jimmy Fallon dressed in a sequined blue suit and a watch to match—the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton ref. 15412BC. A not-so-subtle version of the brand’s famed luxury sports watch, it features a 41mm frosted white gold case, a bezel set with 32 baguette-cut gemstones in a rainbow pattern, and an openworked dial with an automatic movement beating beneath. Loud and striking, it’s a compelling alternative to the more famous “Rainbow” Daytona from Rolex.


Ice Spice’s Richard Mille RM-05

Ice Spice appeared in a promo for SNL’s season premiere with quite a gift on her wrist: Fellow rapper Lil Tjay hooked her up with an RM-05 in rose gold from Swiss brand Richard Mille. Though it’s fairly straightforward with respect to featured complications, the RM-05 is certainly no slouch in terms of movement construction, R&D, or materials—hence the six-figure price tag. Built upon a titanium baseplate, it features a variable geometry rotor, a semi-instantaneous date-change, and an eye-catching, skeletonized dial. Highly technical in aesthetics and construction, it’s an awesome antidote to the typically (much) louder, iced-out wrist wear that’s prevalent in hip hop.

David Becker/Getty Images

Ben Simmons’s Patek Philippe ref. 5261R

Brooklyn Nets star Simmons has had some tough luck with injuries over the past few years, but the man’s wrist game certainly hasn’t suffered. To wit: He was spotted courtside at a Nets game sporting one heck of a Patek, a reference 5261R. A member of the Aquanaut line, it’s the first entry in the collection to be outfitted with an annual calendar—a type of complication that only requires manual adjustment at the end of February. Introduced at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023, it features an 18-karat rose gold case paired to a gray-blue dial and a matching rubber strap. (Look closely and you’ll see that the moon phase display, which typically sits above 6 o’clock, is here situated below 12. Kinda rad!)

Previous Story

10 Easy Fall Outfit Combos That Give Off Luxury Vibes

Next Story

Chocolate Dessert Recipes: Raspberry Brownies, Fruity Tarts

Latest from Blog

0 $0.00