Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page exudes Big Duke Energy with a Cartier Santos Dumont on The Graham Norton ShowZach Blass
Bridgerton has taken Netflix by storm to become a massive streaming success. The costume drama blends Victorian and modern elements, combining balls and parties with classical covers of Billie Ailish and Arianna Grande. On the back of some particularly racy sex scenes, actor Regé-Jean Page – who plays the reluctant Duke of Hastings – has become an overnight heart-throb. But last week Page got the nod of approval from watch fans, too.
On the latest episode of The Graham Norton Show, Page made an appearance on the panel of celebrities. Not to sound treasonous as an American, but of all the chat shows on TV, The Graham Norton Show is truly my favorite. The banter and conversation that occurs seems far more genuine then what we find on US talk shows and, as a result of the lively chat, we saw a lot of gesticulations from Page that exposed his Cartier Santos on a leather strap.
Whether it was prescribed by a stylist or chosen himself, the Cartier Santos definitely fits Page’s personal style as well as his fictional status as the Duke. We have seen celebrities such as basketball’s Stephen Curry wear a Santos on leather, and I have to say it seems to be a watch that would flatter any wrist. This is a timepiece that’s classic, elegant and understated. It’s a watch that does not actively court attention, but that will certainly receive it nonetheless.
Considering the amount of celebrities who gravitate towards ostentatious timepieces, it is nice to see Page show some judicious restraint. It would appear that he is wearing a Cartier Santos Dumont Extra Large in stainless steel with a silvered sunray dial (price: $5900 USD). This Santos Dumont is likely the extra large mechanical version with a manual winding calibre 430 MC. To some extent the “Extra Large” moniker is confusing, as the dimensions are really anything but by today’s standards. The watch is 46.6mm in length (lug-to-lug), 33.9mm in diameter, and 7.5mm thick.
Water-resistant to 30 metres, the stainless-steel case has a beaded steel crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon. The silvered satin-finish sunray-effect dial has Roman numerals and blued-steel sword-shaped hands beneath the sapphire crystal. It comes on a navy blue alligator strap with steel ardillon buckle and positively oozes relaxed elegance. In short, it’s the ideal watch for a rising star. Well done Regé… well done.