Barack Obama used his New Year’s watch to support black-owned brands
Whether or not it’s possible to have a good time on New Year’s Eve, one thing is certain: it’s possible (and easy!) to wear a killer watch for the night. This week’s top celebrity watches were heavy with gold, diamonds and other things that go well with champagne and glitter bombs, but they also proved (especially in the case of the 44th president) that you don’t need an expensive watch to send off the year in style.
Barack Obama’s Actively Black x Teleport watch
The 44th President is famous for his Rolex Cellini, but his New Year’s cut showed a watch on the other end of the price spectrum. A collaboration between New York-based Teleport Watches and black-owned athleisure brand Actively Black, Obama’s new watch comes with an octagonal bezel (reminiscent of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak) and Japanese Miyota quartz movement. .
Pete Davidson’s Rolex Datejust
The SNL star took to his co-hosted gig at Miley Cyrus’ New Year’s Eve party in Miami to show off an impressive array of cuts, from shirtless to full tuxedo. And his diamond-set Rolex Datejust 41 is that kind of rare watch that goes with everything, including (it turns out) a trucker hat and an RBG tattoo.
Ryan Seacrest’s Rolex Daytona
Dick Clark’s posthumous lockdown on NYE’s televised festivities continues unabated, with Ryan Seacrest performing his host duties while wearing one of the many Rolex Daytonas in his collection. The watch may have been designed for motorsport, but as you can see it still looks great with a black tie, especially in yellow gold.
Jack Harlow’s Rolex Sky-Dweller
One of the newest and most underrated pieces in Rolex’s catalog, the Sky-Dweller doesn’t have the history of the Submariner or the celebrity status of the Daytona, but it does have one of the movements Rolex’s most advanced, including an intelligently integrated mechanism. annual calendar and second time zone.
Justin Trudeau’s Portuguese regulator IWC
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come forward for his covid booster shot looking exactly like the overworked Gen X dad he is. His watch, however – a niche variant of the classic Portuguese with a hand-wound movement – revealed the fact that he ran a country, not an artisanal coffee roaster.
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