Celebrity Watches1:37 pm
Celebrities love to set trends, whether it’s thanks to their distinct taste in clothes or their amusement with gadgets and accessories. Their watches too end up becoming the talk of the town. And rightly so, because when a watch is sported by a celebrity it is deemed to become news. The Watch Guide has followed fashion trends of famous celebrities and the brands that they endorse, and we have put out a selection of some of the most exquisite celebrity watches for you:
John Travolta and David Beckham
Breitling is known to be a brand that lives on the edge. Their aviation watches are about exceptional precision and Swiss craftsmanship. Hence, it is logical that the brand associates itself with celebrities that match these criteria perfectly. David Beckham, ace footballer, known for his precision in the game and obviously good looks, is the brand ambassador and a die-hard fan of Breitling. Some of his favourites include the Breitling Transocean and Navitimer.
Breitling is also known for their versatility and spirit of innovation. An actor, known to be very familiar with these two traits is John Travolta. His skills as an actor have been seen in various movies like Pulp Fiction, Grease and many more. He is an avid fan of Breitling and owns more than 5 Breitling timepieces including the Breitling Navitimer and Transocean.
Who is not familiar with Leonardo Dicaprio! The most sought after actor in Hollywood, Leonardo sets trends with each character he plays and the world loves to follow. He is exceptional when it comes to fashion trends and always likes something out of the ordinary. For an actor like him nothing comes close to the style statement he carries other than TAG Heuer. His favourite being the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera and the Aquaracer.
The most eligible bachelor in Hollywood (before his wedding with Amal Alamuddin last year), George Clooney is not only acclaimed as an actor but also as an avid watch enthusiast. His love for watches began at a very young age and grew even further when Omega signed him on as their brand ambassador. He believes in the Swiss watch culture and has been seen at many red carpet events sporting his collection of Omegas. His favourites include the Omega Speedmaster ’57 and the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The heart of every Indian beats for the beauty and grace of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Former Miss World and the daughter-in-law of the most reputed family in Bollywood, Aishwarya is an embodiment of elegance and virtuosity. She has been associated with Longines and it is definitely a perfect match. Her favourite is the Longines Dolce Vita collection.
Australian pilot, member of the Porsche Motorsport team and former Formula 1 driver, Mark Webber is a perfectionist on and off the course. His daring personality resembles that of the brand he endorses – Chopard. A perfect symphony of innovation and class, the brand has associated him with all their major launches, his personal favourite being the Superfast collection.
Model and actress, Deepika Padukone adores Tissot because she believes in the brand ideology of staying in touch with time. Tissot shares the characteristic of “Innovation through Tradition” with the actress and hence they have been together since 2011. Deepika Padukone’s favorite from the brand is the Tissot Lady collection.
An Indian-Australian actress and model, Lisa Haydon’s love for watches began during her modelling career. Her favourite watchmaker happens to be Carl F. Bucherer, with the Pathos collection topping the charts. Exceptionally beautiful (like her), the Pathos collection is an embodiment of precision and beauty. She believes the brand’s ideology of class and tradition resonate with the female audience and that the brand has potential to be the most successful watch name in India.
By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.