Trendsetting celebrities are the ones fans love to follow. They have the discretionary income, personal stylists to help and an eye for fashion. There are thousands of watches from which to select, so it is interesting to note the choices of our favorite rich and famous. Rather than go for the obvious, most-expensive watches they own, we decided to concentrate on their more casual watches. Actually, the selections include watches that are trendy, classy and can be worn for a variety of informal events. It’s unlikely we will see these models on the red carpet, but they are good-to-go for just about anywhere else.
Millionaires and billionaires are people too and their tastes are often the same as their fans – although with higher price tags. Luxury wristwatches can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $25 million. It generally depends on the designer, manufacturer and how many and what quality of diamonds and gems are used. The mechanisms are intricate and it takes master craftspeople to make the more expensive models.
These casual watches are more expensive than most of us could afford, but for the rich and famous the prices are probably considered to be on the low to reasonable side. Although we’re pretty sure that the watches that are purchased by the general population aren’t handmade, like some of these extraordinary timepieces.
1. Sophia Vergara – Gold Rolex Daytona
Everyone can agree that Sophia Vergara oozes sensuality and humor all at the same time. She has that special something and when she expresses herself, her individuality shines. She also has impeccable taste and demonstrates it with her Rolex Daytona wristwatch as a luxurious but functional piece. The Rolex Daytona comes in Everose, White and Yellow golds. It can also be purchased with three different-colored dials and a tachymeter engraved bezel. The bracelet features the Oysterlock with Easylink. Price: $33,000
2. Nicki Minaj: Chanel J12 Chronograph
A diva people love to watch, Nicki was the recipient of this Chanel watch from her boss, Birdman Williams a couple of years ago. The white Chanel J12 Chronograph Ceramic watch has fun, playful appearance. It is styled in a white ceramic case with a white ceramic bracelet and a white ceramic rotating bezel. The all-white dial has three smaller light-up dials keep track of seconds, minutes and hours. The white motif is accented by a dozen diamond markers. Price: $8,500
3. Gisele Bundchen: Cartier Tank Francaise
Many celebrities love this watch, including Angelina Jolie and Gisele Bundchen. It’s sexy, simple and a classic, just like the women who wear it. Interestingly enough, the most basic version of this style was designed in 1917. The chain-link bracelet is dressy-casual and its design is so versatile it can be worn for both day and night events. There are several options available for the dial and bracelet – the most popular bracelet style is the white gold with yellow gold accents. Yes, since 1917 the company has developed a myriad of versions for the Tank design including the Anglais, Louis Cartier, Americaine and the Solo. Price: $6,900
4. Tom Cruise: Bremont
Tom Cruise sports many timepieces, yet quite often we see him in Bremont Chronometers. This ALT-1 Classic with silver dial uses technical innovation, precision and durability. It’s silver dial is stunning and allows the two additional dials (30-minutes and seconds) to pop. The case and bezel is made from hardened stainless steel, which gives it a solid, sleek appearance. Price: $5,900
5. Daniel Craig: Omega Seamaster Skyfall Aqua Terra
Even though Daniel Craig is a spokesperson for Omega, the brand fits the man. Omega continues to develop fabulous models for each James Bond movie, and Skyfall was no different. This Omega Aqua Terra Seamaster that was shown in Skyfall has a unique blue dial versus the black one shown in this photo. The watch is elegant and can be used day and night with its self-winding chronometer and a 60-hour power reserve. Of course, it also includes anti-shock features in the event the wearer is engaging in Bond-like activities, such as running, jumping, fighting or romancing. Price: $5,250