Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we track the rarest, wildest, and most sought-after watches from celebrities.
Last weekend was basically a Watch of the Week holiday as John Mayer, our patron saint of heavenly watchmaking, stepped on the Grammys stage with great hair and an even better watch. The watch in question is a Patek Philippe 5270G that is made of platinum, has a perpetual calendar and chronograph, and is selling for over $ 130,000 at auctions. Perpetual calendars from Mayer and Patek have a long history together. In his very first Talking Watches video with Hodinkee in 2013, Mayer said an earlier version of this white dial watch was “better than ever”. Mayer obviously did not deviate from this belief. He has collected a few more of these watches over the years, including one with a baguette-cut diamond. Worn at the Grammys, the 5270G Mayer is the successor to these iconic watches and part of Patek’s historic line of perpetual calendar watches. Also this week Luke Doncic discovered a new watch brand and Mayer wasn’t the only one who wore a very fine Patek at the Grammys.
Mayer comes on a metal bracelet
John Mayer’s Patek Philippe 5970P
Mayer is popular among watch collectors because he takes in the nerdiness of the whole thing – an approach that shows in his love for this piece. “I have always loved the American Courier typewriter [calendar watch]”He said in his second Talking Watches video.” It’s 80s banker Wolf of Wall Street nonsense, and I really love it. “Of course, the 5270 isn’t just popular for its font This watch is larger than the previous era of Patek’s mega-popular perpetual calendar watches. Resizing the watch made it easier to read and enabled the addition of a tachymeter – the number ring on the outer edge that measures speed – Watch also look a lot sportier – Mayer even calls it Patek’s version of Rolex’s Daytona.
Carmelo Anthony’s Hublot Big Bang King Power Porto Cervo Marina 50 years of Costa Smeralda
Well the name of this watch sure is a mouthful. Let’s sum it up. Porto Cervo Marina is an Italian resort on the northern tip of the island of Sardinia. One of the first lines on Porto Cervo’s Wikipedia page describes it as “a luxury yacht magnet and playground for billionaires”. In 2012, Hublot helped host a party to mark the resort’s 50th anniversary. Elton John performed for the fat cats and Hublot released two limited edition watches, including the one worn here by Carmelo Anthony.
Lil Babies Patek Philippe 5396G Annual Calendar
In a single night earlier this year, Lil Baby got into two high-priced Richard Mille watches. Neither of them cut the cut for the Grammys red carpet when the rapper switched from his wild luxury sports watches to this flawless Patek Philippe. This watch was launched in 2006 with a design borrowed from a Patek Calatrava from the late 1930s. 15 years later and more than eight decades since the original design, it still looks just as good.
Luka Doncic’s Hublot Big Bang Gold Ceramic
Luka Dončić, who wore a gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak for most of his young career, has apparently discovered a new watch brand that he is very much looking forward to. This week he wore Hublot’s Big Bang with a gold case and black ceramic dial. And while I missed it the first time, a closer look at Dončić’s all-star weekend fit reveals an orange lightning bolt peeking out from under his sleeve. Only Hublot has the moxie to make a watch like this. Obviously someone was having a good time at their local dealer.
Justin Thomas Rolex Daytona
Thomas is a somewhat surprising drying rack provided you count an obscene amount of polos, khakis, and vintage jerseys for that title. He has two walk-in closets with his equipment, including a large collection of clocks. Among these pieces is this Daytona made of white gold, the foil from Mayer’s Patek 5790. Watch of the week: a large circle!