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Top 5 most popular watches with celebrities

August 28, 2017 - Watch Articles
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Luxury watches are more than just a device for telling the time. They are fully-fledged fashion statements. Hollywood actors, singers and socialites often not only build their own personal watch collection but also become brand ambassadors. As fashion icons and trendsetters, their endorsement of any particular watch brand can help catapult their sales and popularity. A celebrity’s choice of watch can tell you a lot about them, so lets take a look at who favors what.

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So, which watches do celebrities wear? If you are curious about which watches are currently trending and who is wearing what we have ranked the top 5 most popular watches with celebrities:

  1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual
  2. Cartier Ballon Bleu
  3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz
  4. Rolex Daytona
  5. IWC Portofino


  1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date

Also known as the Presidents watch due to its popularity among US Presidents, the Oyster Perpetual Day Date is a Rolex classic. Made of 18k gold, the Day Date was launched in 1956 and was the first ever waterproof chronograph watch. Its association with US Presidents has added to the watch’s prestige. A real status symbol, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date is often seen on many a celebrity’s wrist.

Celebrities seen wearing a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Dates: Justin Timberlake, Warren Buffet, LeBron James, Victoria Beckham


  1. Cartier Ballon Bleu

Cartier was once referred to by King Edward VII as “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers”. This modern classic is popular has been worn by British royalty and Hollywood actresses alike. With its clean face and soft curves, the Ballon Bleu is an elegant design.

Celebrities seen wearing a Cartier Ballon Bleu: Kate Middleton, Kris Jenner, Sofia Vergara


  1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz

With its striking, octagonal face, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz has become incredibly popular among celebrities. A rarity in luxury watches, the Royal Oak is made of stainless steel instead of gold or platinum.

Celebrities seen wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz: Kylie Jenner, Jay Z, John Legend, Usher


  1. Rolez Daytona

With a notoriously long wait time to buy a Rolex Daytona, this watch is incredibly popular with celebrities. Launched in 1963, the Daytona was inspired by racecar driving. Robust and highly legible, the Daytona not only a stylish but also a practical luxury watch.

Celebrities seen wearing a Rolex Daytona: Miley Cyrus, Jason Bateman, John Meyer, Leonardo Dicaprio


  1. IWC Portofino

Elegant and timeless in design, the IWC Portofino is a classic addition to any watch collection. With its clean lines and simplicity of design, the IWC is the epitome of understated elegance. Celebrities favor this watch for its subtle yet classy look.

Celebrities seen wearing a IWC Portofino: Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Mara



While Rolex is the watch brand most frequently sported by celebrities, other popular brands include:

  • Omega
  • Cartier
  • Breitling
  • IWC
  • Jaeger LeCoultre
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Chopard
  • Piaget
  • Patek Philippe
  • Tag Heuer



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