Mention the name Fidel Castro in watch circles and the first thing that springs to mind is the Rolex GMT-Master with bi-color bezel that was so frequently seen on his wrist throughout his life next to the gold Rolex Datejust that he wore on the same wrist (the consensus seems to be that Castro wore two watches to keep the time in both Havana and Moscow handy). However, Nick Gould has found yet another interesting detail pertaining to Castro’s small collection of Rolexes.
We know that Michael Jordan, six-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, likes IWC timepieces as he was wearing a platinum Big Pilot when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. At the 2019 NBA All-Star press conference, Jordan sported another watch from the line: a limited edition red gold Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Antoine De Saint Exupéry.
In today’s installment of Wrist Watching, Nick Gould looks at what’s on the wrist of the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, an avid watch collector: A. Lange & Söhne’s Richard Lange Pour le Mérite.
The New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta on February 3, 2019. Nick Gould was looking at the wrists as much the touchdown and shares here who scored horologically.
Liverpool F.C. leads the Premier League table at the halfway point of the 2018-2019 soccer season, currently managed by the enthusiastic Jürgen Klopp, who has recently been wearing an IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer.” In second place is Tottenham Hotspur F.C., coached by Mauricio Pochettino, who also wears an IWC.
Nick Jonas (of The Jonas Brothers) recently married Indian actress and singer Priyanka Chopra, Miss World 2000. He was spotted at his wedding wearing a rare Chopard L.U.C Grande Date Lunar One.
Mark Wahlberg seems to be be wearing more and more Patek Philippe timepieces. And while promoting his latest film, ‘Instant Family,’ the Boston-born actor was wearing yet another chronograph from the Geneva maison. But not any old Patek Philippe wrist timer: the Reference 5370P split-seconds chronograph.
Former Chelsea FC player Frank Lampard faced his former team recently in the English League. While Chelsea came out victorious, Lampard won life by sporting the recently-launched Patek Philippe Reference 5968A-001, the first Aquanaut featuring a chronograph.
Jonah Hill was on “The Ellen Show” recently to promote ‘Mid90s,’ the first film Jonah Hill has directed and written. Nick Gould spotted what looked like a gold Patek Philippe on his wrist. He confirmed a few days later that it was a Nautilus Reference 3800/1J in yellow gold.
Season 10 of the hit U.S. television show ‘Shark Tank’ is currently filming, and a couple of its “sharks” have been spotted wearing some new timepieces: an interesting Devon Tread 1G and a customized Rolex Daytona.