And the Winner is for wearing the best collectible watch. Hollywood celebrities and their timepieces. The 89th Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles end of last month. Watchempire decided to make it more memorable so our blog this month is about past celebrities and their timepieces.
First the ladies
Marilyn Monroe owned a diamond coctail watch by Blancpain. The company decided to pay $225,000 for the watch to bring it back to Switzerland Audrey Hepburn was owner of Longines watch made of platinum. Classic beauty.
Now the gentlemen
The classic watch lovers award goes to Humprey Bogart who owned a Longines driver style watch. The watch is now preserved in Longines museum.
The Rolex brand fans:
Steve Mc Queen was wearing a Rolex Submariner 5512 reference watch.
Marlon Brando was a lifetime Rolex wristwatch wearer:
His first piece was a Rolex Oyster Observatory, he received that from his parents in 1940’s
He had a yellow gold Rolex datejust in Last Tango in Paris movie. He changed it for a Rolex Coke GMT in the 70’s.
Paul Newmann is best known about the Rolex Daytona. The Daytona is a vintage sports model is one of the most sought after and collectible Rolex watches.
Famous Rolex’s in movies:
Sean Connery aka James Bond had a Rolex Submariner ref: 6538 in the movie.
Oscar winning film Rain Man actor Tom Cruise wore a yellow gold Rolex President watch.
Clint Eastwood Rolex Root Beer GMT Master makes an appearance in more than three different movies.
Other famous watch brand lovers:
John Travolta is a Breitling lover after all he is not just an actor ,but also a pilot.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt gave their faces for Tag Heuer adverts,both wearing this brand.
Jason Statham speeding in Panerai in the Transporter movie.
You can find many of these famous brands at Watchempire Powerscourt Centre!
Please come and see our expert horologist in the Powerscourt Centre or contact us!