FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Celebrity watch spotting and a watch designed by the people who’ll wear it FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Celebrity watch spotting and a watch designed by the people who’ll wear it

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Celebrity watch spotting and a watch designed by the people who’ll wear it

Nick Kenyon

Despite living in Melbourne’s lockdown 4.0, it was another busy week at Time+Tide, where we took a look at a few of the watches of the rich and famous. From Drake and Travis Scott to LVMH founder Bernard Arnault, when you’ve got more money than you can ever possibly spend, what are the watches you buy? We all know that money can’t buy taste, but across the board there wasn’t a disappointing watch in sight.

Drake watch collection
Image: @niccoloy

Travis Scott has a penchant for complicated Patek Philippe references as well as two different examples of an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked, all before you look at his pieces from Richard Mille. Considering that most rappers are wearing after-market, diamond-set monstrosities, Scott either has some serious horological aficionados in his corner, or just has really, really good taste in wristwatches.

Travis Scott

What about Drake? Well we tried to find his most low-key watch, after seeing him endlessly wearing Richard Mille and Patek Philippe, but it was a challenge to spot him with anything on his wrist that wasn’t insanely desirable. In the end it was a Rolex Pearlmaster 39 ref. 86348SABLV that was decided to be his least hyped watch, which says something about Drake for his least attractive watch to still be a factory gem-setting tour de force from Rolex.

Drake’s watch is the one on the left, next to another reference from the Pearlmaster collection. Image: @aviandco

Finally Bernard Arnault, who also happens to be the richest man on the planet with a net worth of $192.9 billion (eclipsing Jeff Bezos in May of this year). This is someone who knows the watch and luxury goods business better than anyone, so what watch does he wear? Something from the LVMH stable, of course: he’s typically spotted wearing TAG Heuer and Hublot.

Bernard Arnault
TAG Heuer Connected Watch

Have a great weekend (and stay sane if you’re in Melbourne)


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