Celebrities can be very influential especially to the ordinary person. They can even go as far as influencing consumer purchasing decisions. Most companies are cognizant of this fact and that’s why they use celebrities to market their products. And that includes luxury watches and brands as well.
While other companies use celebrities in their advertisements, certain watch brands take it a step further. They actually go on to name their watches after prominent celebrities. Interested to know which distinguished individuals have had the privilege of luxury watches being named in their honor? Keep reading as we give you the low down.
Jackie Chan Collection
Luxury watches don’t get more luxurious than this. We’ll start off with the legendary martial arts actor Jackie Chan. His list of acting accolades makes him a household name when discussing all things action movies. After all, he acted in a total of 141 films!
Granted, you might never get a chance to meet him in person, but you can certainly wear a watch named after him. Richard Millie made sure of this when he named an entire collection after the Hong Kong legend.
The Jackie Chan watch collection is synonymous with luxury and status. The units are known for their artistic novelties and certainly don’t come cheap. Have a look at the RM 57 Phoenix and Dragon watch to get a better understanding of what we are talking about. But then again, Richard Millie watches aren’t the cheapest on the market.
Rolex ‘’Paul Newman’’ Daytona
Motor racing enthusiasts need not feel left out. Rolex, an industry giant in the watch sector, named one of their watches after motor racing legend, Paul Newman. Dubbed the Rolex ‘’Paul Newman” Daytona, the yellow gold watch features exotic dials and sapphire crystals that certainly make the timepiece a statement piece.
It’s safe to say that Paul Newman embraces the honor bestowed upon him because he has been photographed on numerous occasions wearing this watch. He even wore it for the cover of an Italian magazine.
Rolex “Steve McQueen” Explorer II
The late Steve McQueen who was affectionately known as ‘’The King of Cool” had the privilege of having a Rolex named after him. The Rolex “Steve McQueen” Explorer II is known for its unique craftsmanship and stunning aesthetics. It features a stainless steel case, acrylic crystal crown, and iconic orange hand. That’s why it also goes by the nickname “Orange Hand.”
Though the actor is no longer with us, his legacy will be remembered, thanks to the iconic timepiece.
Rolex “Clint Eastwood” GMT Master Rebooter
We can’t discuss legendary American celebrities without mentioning Clint Eastwood. The well-known actor, film director, producer, and composer has been in the show biz for most of his life. And he has multiple awards to show for it.
Aside from the award-winning movies, his talent and efforts were also recognized by Rolex that went on to name a watch after the Hollywood star. The Rolex “Clint Eastwood” GMT Master Rebooter is a stellar watch that features a two-tone gold and brown bezel.
It’s apparent that Clint Eastwood is drawn to the watch as he has worn it multiple times while acting and even off-screen.
Cartier saw it fitting to name one of their watches after prominent aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. In actual fact, the watch wasn’t only named after him but specifically designed for him.
Louis Cartier, the brainchild behind Cartier, designed the watch himself in an attempt to fulfill the legendary aviator’s wishes. This is after Alberto Santos-Dumont went on record to express his displeasure at not having access to a user-friendly watch. He reported experiencing difficulty when checking his pocket watch during flights. This is something he felt was a huge safety risk.
Louis then proceeded to design the Cartier Santos-Dumont timepiece to address these concerns. The watch became one of the first-ever wristwatches to be designed and is still being produced to date.
Jacques Cousteau Aquatimer Chronograph
French explorer Jacques Cousteau’s efforts to preserve the seas didn’t go unnoticed by IWC. In honor of his efforts to educate the masses about the ocean and its inhabitants, IWC named the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Jacqeus-Yves Cousteau after him.
This recognition was meant to appreciate his efforts and further his legacy. True to form, the initial watch design featured a trademark dark blue dial which is reminiscent of the sea. To date, you can find the timepieces in various colors with equally stunning designs.
Luxury Watches Conclusion
That concludes our list of luxury watches that were named after celebrities. All of them have one thing in common: they feature superb aesthetics and can definitely be worn anywhere, be it as formal or casual watches.
Which of these luxury watches do you like best?