EDITOR’S PICK: Alec Baldwin’s has one hell of a watch collection from Bulgari to Breitling and IWCTime+Tide
Editor’s note: Nick Gould has a rare gift. He can identify a watch by seeing just a sliver of bezel or a millimetre of crown. Subsequently, whenever someone at T+T is vainly attempting to figure out from some blurry paparazzi shot what a celebrity is wearing, then Nick is our go-to-guy. Here, the watch spotter extraordinare turns his attention to the impressive watch collection of Alec Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles in television and film. Baldwin starred as Jack Donaghy in the sitcom 30 Rock, for which he won two Emmys and three Golden Globes. He has starred in notable films, including Glengarry Glen Ross, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, The Departed and The Hunt for Red October. When it comes to timepieces, Baldwin has an eclectic collection from a few different brands.
The first timepiece is a Bulgari Octo, in stainless steel, with a black dial on matching leather strap. Its distinctive octagonal-shaped case is instantly recognisable on the wrist and is a fantastic looking timepiece that goes well with casual and formal attire.
The next watch is from Breitling and is completely different to the Bulgari. The Breitling that Baldwin owns is a 42mm stainless steel Superocean Heritage dive watch with mesh bracelet. The bracelet gives the watch a vintage retro vibe. This model pays tribute to the original model from 1957.
Baldwin owns a chronograph from IWC. More specifically, the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands. It has a 45mm stainless case with a rubber coating and matching rubber strap. You can tell it is the Galapagos Islands edition from the bezel, which has a graduated bezel in white and black. As its name suggests, the watch also features a 12-hour chronograph.
Not many people own a timepiece with a mechanical alarm, and I was surprised to discover Baldwin owns one from Jaeger-LeCoultre. He bought a Master Memovox edition that is available only from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques. This is identifiable from its unique blue dial, which is found only on the boutique model.
Baldwin owns another chronograph, this time from English company Bremont, founded by brothers Giles and Nick English. The model Baldwin owns is the ALT1-WT, which has a 43mm stainless steel case that has been treated to be harder than normal stainless steel. In addition to the chronograph, the ALT1-WT has a second time zone function via the GMT hand and an inner rotatable world time bezel.
Bonus from the film Glengarry Glen Ross
In Glengarry Glen Ross, Baldwin plays a salesman named Blake, who makes a speech to a real estate firm. In one of the most infamous watch scenes in film, he takes off his gold Rolex Day-Date to drive home a point regarding how successful he is in the real estate business to Ed Harris’ character, Dave Moss.