BELIEVE: The watches of the Ted Lasso castZach Blass
Plenty of television shows can get a bit dark, whether it’s the incestuous violence of House of Dragons, murder mysteries like The Undoing or plots involving ruthless drug cartels like Ozark. So when a happy-go-lucky show like Ted Lasso comes to the forefront, it’s a welcome switch-up. Few shows have earned more smiles per episode from me than Ted Lasso, and, since its debut, the world has fallen in love with the cast both on and off-screen.
A teaser trailer for the long awaited third season finally dropped recently. So, in anticipation of the show’s return, here are some of the watches a few members of the cast have been spotted wearing.
Jason Sudeikis – Rolex Submariners
Jason Sudeikis is definitely a watch fan that could have a whole watch-spotting article devoted to him alone. But his most distinctive wrist-trend is that, when he goes mechanical, he gravitates towards the Rolex Submariner in multiple forms. At a basketball game with his ex-wife Olivia Wilde, Jason can be seen double-wristing with a fitness tracker on his right wrist and a blacked out Rolex Submariner on his left. While I cannot say it is the exact one, the blacked out Pro Hunter customised Submariner is a close example of what he is wearing in the photo above. Customisation is considered taboo within some sectors of the watch community, but Jason is definitely not the only celeb who likes to rock a blacked-out Rolex.
Jason likes the Submariner so much, he also owns a pre-ceramic Rolex Submariner left in its pure factory form. He is seen sporting the Submariner Date (above) more often than the customised one in his collection, and often has it on his wrist whether he’s strolling with his kids or hosting SNL.
Brett Goldstein – Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light
Arguably everyone’s favorite character on the show, Roy Kent, played by Brett Goldstein, is the gruff yet lovable football veteran that deals out the most burns and heartwarming moments in the show. Softened by interactions with his niece (Elodie Blomfield) and his girlfriend Keeley (Juno Temple), Roy is a scene-stealing presence in some of Ted Lasso‘s real highlights. Last year, Brett Goldstein, who won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series during the festivities, was spotted wearing a Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light on his wrist at the Critics Choice Awards. This high-end Laureato features a 44mm sapphire case, with an openworked dial and calibre that shows GP knows their way around movement decoration.
Phil Dunster – Omega Speedmaster ’57
The antagonist we somehow all root for, Jamie Tartt, played by actor Phil Dunster, is not the brightest bulb. Yet, recently at the Emmys, Dunster (or his stylist) smartly paired his burgundy tuxedo with the handsome burgundy-dialled Omega Speedmaster ’57. The metal-bezelled, two-register take on the Speedy is a more classy chronograph that, with its range of dials, is ripe for wardrobe pairings. Omega always plays with a balance between sporty and elegant, and the ’57 definitely has more of an elegance factor than the Moonwatch.
Hannah Waddingham – Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Yellow Gold
Hannah Waddingham is an incredibly talented actor, with a range that allows her to be both a shaming nun on Game of Thrones and a sweet-and-sour football club owner in Ted Lasso. As a wealthy owner of a football team, Waddingham’s character Rebecca needs an appropriate timepiece that fits her aura of power and intimidation. So, understandably she is often seen sporting a Cartier Tank Francaise in various episodes, along with other watches that look to be Rolex prop watches. Her Cartier, however, appears legit and few brands, if any, scream boss-woman better than Cartier.