Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll monitor the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
“Glow up” does no justice to the method Tyler the Creator’s watch assortment has gone by means of over the previous yr. He went from a $11 Casio to a classic Cartier Santos-Dumont…and now to one of many funkiest and most treasured designs ever, the Cartier Crash. It’s a glow-up of Neville Longbottom proportions. And what a popping out celebration for this watch: it seems in a lingering shot in his new music video “Lumberjack,” with Tyler dressed as an older model of himself sporting a tuxedo and cane. Saucy! It’s onerous to consider a greater match between particular person and watch, too: each swerve in surprising locations, and people fast modifications of path are why they’re each beloved.
Tyler, the Creator’s Cartier Crash
It’s slightly stunning to see how briskly Tyler acquired it when it got here to observe accumulating. He’s solely been down the wormhole—not less than publicly—since November of final yr, when he first confirmed off that Santos-Dumont. Only a handful of months later, and he has the watch. Tyler’s assortment isn’t the one factor experiencing a glow-up. Previously yr alone, costs for the Crash at public sale have zipped from $25,700 to $225,000. Kanye West can be a fan.
Trae Younger’s Rolex Datejust
I imply, they don’t name him Ice Trae for nothing. The comeback king of the 2021 NBA playoffs has a watch to go together with his nickname. This factor is chilly: your customary Rolex Datejust all dressed up in a complete, uh, tray of diamonds. Within the phrases of fellow Atlanta legend Gucci Mane: Brrr.
Lena Waithe’s Rolex Datejust
Waithe is carrying the beyond-classic Datejust—it’s like Trae Younger’s watch, simply with out the fuss of the diamonds. Technically, this can be a males’s watch however Waithe is is aware of how antiquated that kind of pondering is. An rising crowd of watch-world of us have rightfully been banging the drum: “all watches needs to be unisex,” Hodinkee declared earlier this yr.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s Rolex Daytona
Tsitsipas misplaced within the ultimate of the French Open—after a barnburner that felt just like the actual ultimate between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal a spherical earlier—however not less than gained the struggle of the wrists. He’s simply the newest superstar to put on the panda-dial Daytona, following the likes of Blake Griffin and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The watch’s declare as the good Daytona grows stronger by the day.
Mansour Bahrami’s customized Skeleton Idea Rolex Daytona
Sheesh: okay, neglect what I simply stated in regards to the panda-dial’s argument for coolest Daytona. On the French Open, former tennis professional Bahrami wore this model of the watch personalized by Skeleton Idea. The watch’s skeleton dial is one thing you hardly ever see on a Rolex—save for different customized jobs—and the accents are immediately impressed by tennis. The brown subdials, as an example, are supposed to evoke the game’s clay courts whereas the motion was painted a white like a tennis racquet’s strings.