CELEBRITY WATCHES

Looking for celebrity watches? Go to WatchTime's celebrity watches section. We publish celebrity watch news, Celebrity watch blog posts, updates and other posts about Celebrity watches as well as Celebrity watch infos. Such watches are available globally and WatchTime covers many of the leading Celebrity watches from Swiss luxury brands, including the latests celebrity watch models. Celebrity are watches endorsed by celebrities or watch brand ambassadors. A celebrity watch can also be a watch worn by a celebrity without an endorsement.

8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

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Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable "celebrity" watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. … [Read more...]

7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

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With the MLB playoff chase in full swing, a new NFL Season on the horizon, and U.S. Open tennis starting next week, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]

Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

Michael Kobold of Kobold Watch Co.

In WatchTime's March-April 2009 issue, we presented a profile of Pittsburgh-based Kobold Watch Company and the story behind its U.S.-made Spirit of America watch, which brand founder Michael Kobold proudly launched in 2008. Scroll down to read the story and see photos of the watch. … [Read more...]

Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

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There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 12 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Richard Mille RM 022 Aerodyne Dual Time Zone

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What’s so special about a Richard Mille watch? We all know about the exclusivity (less than 3,000 pieces per year), the impeccable quality, and the celebrity ambassadors. But there are many more features that added up to the success of this highly exclusive watch brand: exclusive materials, astonishing finishing, distinctive complications, innovations and a unique feeling that creates a desirable object. In order to understand what Richard Mille is all about, the Monochrome Watches team … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

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Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 100 boards and more than 2,300 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as divers' watches and tourbillons as well as dozens of individual brands from Rolex to Breguet to Greubel Forsey. Below, we count down the WatchTime pins that you've been clicking the most. Is one of your favorites among them? (And don't forget to visit our boards if you're still doing some early … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Signs Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo

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TAG Heuer has announced the signing of a new celebrity "global ambassador" to a long-term partnership: Portuguese soccer champion Cristiano Ronaldo, currently the forward for Real Madrid and captain of Portugal's national team in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Buying New vs. Vintage Rolex, Part 2

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In last week's Fratello Friday, the first of this two-part article on buying and collecting Rolex watches, I offered my thoughts on the pros and cons of vintage Rolex watches. This week, we shift the focus to the other side of the spectrum, discussing the merits and pitfalls of new and modern Rolexes. … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About Audemars Piguet’s LeBron James Royal Oak Offshore

LeBron James wearing AP watch

This weekend, Audemars Piguet launched its newest limited edition sports watch, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James limited edition. The new watch, which had the design input of the NBA star himself, was not what everyone expected. Here are five things to know about the new timepiece. … [Read more...]

A $1,000 G-Shock? Casio Unveils That and More at 2013 “Shock the World” Event

Casio G-Shock MT-G

Casio's year-long celebration of its iconic G-Shock watch's 30th anniversary culminated in last week's "Shock the World" VIP event in New York City. Among the highlights were a performance by rap star and G-Shock endorser Eminem and the U.S. launch of the MT-G, a collection of new metal/resin G-Shock watches starting at $900. … [Read more...]

Richard Mille Partners with Diana Luna and Lacoste Ladies Open

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Richard Mille first entered the world of professional golf when it created a watch for Bubba Watson; now the brand enters the world of women's golf in its new partnership with the Lacoste Ladies Open. Italian golf champion Diana Luna has also signed on as Richard Mille's latest spokesperson and the brand's first female athlete partner. Ranked number one in her country, Luna has been a professional golfer since 2002. … [Read more...]

Hublot Unveils Headphones at Baselworld

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There was at least one announcement from a major watch brand at Baselworld that involved a product other than watches. In a press conference, Hublot announced its collaboration with Monster, manufacturer of high-performance headphones. … [Read more...]

Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born

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A Rolex Insider Report: Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born Curious about Rolex men’s watches? This is a must-read! Discover the pedigrees of the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer I, and Rolex Sky-Dweller, along with an exclusive WatchTime test of the Explorer I, in this FREE Special Report! Whether you’re an avid collector of Rolex watches, or a budding connoisseur looking to learn more about them, this … [Read more...]

Historic Celebrity Watches on the Block at Antiquorum’s April Auction

Joe DiMaggio's Bulova Accutron

Antiquorum Auctioneers' next “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will be held April 10th in New York City. Among the many exceptional pieces offered for sale are several watches associated with celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, including a rare Rolex owned by Charlie Chaplin and a Bulova owned by Joe DiMaggio. … [Read more...]

IWC Joins WatchTime for Ingenieur Launch Event at New York Boutique

IWC New York Boutique Event

Last year, IWC Schaffhausen opened its flagship boutique on New York's Madison Avenue with a celebrity-filled gala. On Tuesday night, the boutique played host to the United States launch of the brand's re-tooled Ingenieur line of sports watches, co-hosted by IWC and WatchTime. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Watch Spotting at the Oscars

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Oscar night fashion is about more than gowns, tuxes and jewelry. Several luxury watch brands were represented at last night's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, on the wrists of some of the best-dressed nominees and presenters who strutted up the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night of the year. … [Read more...]

‘Melo Gold: WatchTime’s Interview with NBA Superstar Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony in suit/watch

New York Knicks all-star forward Carmelo Anthony is a scoring machine on the court and an avid watch collector off of it. WatchTime profiled 'Melo back in the winter of 2007, on the eve of his return to his old team, the Denver Nuggets. Click here to read the full article, with original photos from our shoot. … [Read more...]

Rally Driver Sébastien Loeb Joins Richard Mille

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Richard Mille has announced rally driver Sébastien Loeb as its newest celebrity endorser, joining the lineup of sports stars already involved with the brand, which includes tennis champ Rafael Nadal and golfer Bubba Watson. … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre At the Fifth Annual MoMa Film Benefit

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Jaeger-LeCoultre was a sponsor of the fifth annual film benefit of the Museum of Modern Art, which honored the Academy Award-winning writer-director Quentin Tarantino.After a cocktail reception, the actress Diane Kruger, who is a Jaeger-LeCoultre spokesperson and served as co-chair of the event, took the stage to introduce Tarantino. … [Read more...]

World Boxing Council Honors Hublot Chairman

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Not long after Hublot and the World Boxing Council (WBC) joined forces in September to auction off 12 watches signed by boxing legends, the WBC Board of Governors voted Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver "Man of the Year" at an event celebrating the WBC's 50th anniversary. … [Read more...]

Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio and TAG Heuer Team Up for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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The glass-cubed planetarium sphere at New York's American Museum of Natural History was the stage for a star-studded charity event last Saturday night, hosted by Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer and featuring two of its celebrity "ambassadors," actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio. WatchTime was among the media attending the gala, which was held to raise funds for Diaz's UN Women Charity and for NY Cares Hurricane Sandy Relief effort. … [Read more...]

Bonus Audio: Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Watches

Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing Audemars Piguet

He's back... and WatchTime's got him. Our November-December issue features "The Terminator's Timers," my profile of Hollywood icon and influential watch collector Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, exclusively on WatchTime.com, you can hear excerpts from our interview, conducted at Schwarzenegger's Santa Monica office. … [Read more...]

TW Steel Hosts Kelly Rowland Launch Party

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TW Steel launched its Kelly Rowland CEO Tech Special Edition timepieces, made in collaboration with singer Kelly Rowland, on July 31st at New York's Standard Hotel. … [Read more...]

Idol Time: American Idol’s Randy Jackson Talks Timepieces with WT

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It's been a big week for "American Idol's" Randy Jackson. Not only is "AI" fandom abuzz over his future as a judge on the popular musical competition program, but this week also saw the launch of a new business venture for the famously watch-loving Jackson — Timepieces by Randy Jackson, a new line of watches (most of them affordably priced at $99 to $499) that will initially be sold on cable TV's HSN Home Shopping Network. The watches will be produced by Clyde Dunier, Inc. a fourth-generation … [Read more...]

Talking Watches With New Alpina Brand Ambassador William Baldwin

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Recently, the sporty Swiss watch brand Alpina announced that actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, The Squid and the Whale, TV's "Gossip Girl") will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new line of Alpina Divers watches. The brand welcomed Baldwin in a gala press event at New York's Maritime Hotel in late June. At the event, WatchTime sat down with the actor — a fan and collector of fine watches —  for a candid chat about timepieces and the role they've played in his life and career. … [Read more...]

Richard Mille Partners with Natalie Portman and Free the Children Charity

Natalie Portman

Richard Mille has added to its already impressive roster of celebrity "friends of the brand" — a lineup that includes tennis ace Rafael Nadal, golfer Bubba Watson and racecar driver Felipe Masa — by welcoming award-winning actress Natalie Portman into the fold at an exclusive dinner at New York City's St. Regis Hotel. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Wrist Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Sports Piaget in “The Avengers”

Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury

In Marvel Studios' new blockbuster film "The Avengers," Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., the top-secret government agency behind the formation of the world's mightiest super-hero team. But the watch he's wearing in the movie is no longer a secret: it's a decidedly masculine model from Piaget's iconic Polo collection. … [Read more...]

IWC Opens its Flagship New York Boutique with VIP Gala, Limited-Edition Watch

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Some would say that IWC Schaffhausen opening its first U.S. flagship boutique in New York City is long overdue; after all, the brand, which was established in 1868, has the distinction of being one of the very few Swiss brands to be founded by an American, Florentine Ariosto Jones. This week, IWC cut the ribbon on this long-awaited landmark, located on New York's fashionable Madison Avenue, in grand fashion, with an exclusive cocktail party attended by celebrity friends of the brand and the … [Read more...]

Welcome to the new Watchtime.com!

WatchTime Editor Mark Bernardo

If you have been to this site before, you may have noticed some significant differences this week. Yes, Watchtime.com has undergone a major facelift, with numerous upgrades that we feel will make it more useful, informative, interactive, and user-friendly. As those of you who read the print edition of WatchTime may already know, I have taken the reins of WatchTime's online and multimedia editorial initiatives after five years as managing editor of the print magazine. Mike Disher, our former … [Read more...]

IWC Auctions Off Unique Muhammad Ali Watch at Celebrity Fight Night Gala

Muhammad Ali and Lionel Richie

A unique timepiece by IWC Schaffhausen went under the hammer at the 18th annual Celebrity Fight Night gala last Saturday, held in Phoenix, Arizona. The star-studded event was established to raise funds for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, founded by the legendary boxing champ. The watch, a special Big Pilot's model in white gold made to commemorate Ali's 70th birthday, fetched $60,000. Click below to see photos from the event and wallpaper images of the watch. … [Read more...]