Just ask anyone - as soon as their favourite celebrities are seen donning that new bag, car, gadget or watch, their impulse to have it too kicks in - and sales will skyrocket accordingly. In some cases, it’s a confirmation of quality, and in others it’s the pure sensation of exclusivity, but all in all, the influence of celebs is clear.
One of a celebs favourite ways to accessorise is with a watch, and here at Watch Direct, we’re counting down our favourite A-list tickers for total watch inspo from those that have their pick of the bunch. From stars of the silver screen, to presidents, to the powerful and elite athletes of the sporting world, it’s time to kick back for a case of serious watch envy:
Bond, James Bond. He’s slick, suave and effortlessly cool. And funnily enough, so is the man that has played him for the past three years in the Ian Fleming franchise. Just like Agent 007, Craig is partial to an Omega - an appreciation that came about after playing the character for so many years. Now, Craig owns many vintage Omega pieces, as well as a few Rolexes, and speaks about the Omega brand warmly and with a deep awe.
Shop similar:Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch on Watch Direct.
No doubt the best tennis player to ever step a Nike-gloved foot out on the court, Serena is one of Audemars Piguet’s ambassadors and loves the delicate fusion between jewellery and practicality. She can be spotted frequently wearing her Royal Oak Offshore in rose gold, otherwise for a classier affair, her Diamond Outrage bracelet and watch combo is a designer favourite.
Shop similar:Anne Klein Tan And Gold Tone Crystal Women's Watch on Watch Direct.
When it comes to watches, the name David Beckham is synonymous to Breitling - particularly when they named him as one of their celebrity ambassadors a number of years ago. The Swiss watch house even gifted Beckham a Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime Worldtime, which he has been seen sporting in public alongside his wife, former Spice Girl and now entrepreneur, Victoria Beckham.
Shop similar:Breitling Super Avenger II Chronograph Automatic Men's Watch on Watch Direct.
Forever a Chanel girl at heart, Emma Watson has been noticed coming in and out of hotels wearing head to toe French luxe, including the black Chanel J12 more than once. With a black high-tech ceramic and steel case and encased with diamonds, it fits in perfectly with the cool-girl aesthetic we have all come to love over the years post her Harry Potter days.
Shop similar:Swatch Originals Golden Tac Swiss Quartz Unisex Watch on Watch Direct.
While former US president Barack Obama probably has more time for leisure activities nowadays, his Secret Service-gifted watch favourite TAG Heuer Series 15000 still screams of down-to-the-minute organisation. To complement his signature grey suit aesthetic, he needed something powerful and practical, and the TAG Heuer range fit the presidential bill nicely.
Shop similar:TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Men's Watch on Watch Direct.
For daytime TV host, film star and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, Rolex is her precious metals poison of choice. With a collection of both vintage and modern timepieces, Ellen has been papped extensively wearing her Rolex Daytonas, a Day-Date President and her rose gold Yacht-Master.
Shop similar:Rolex Submariner Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch on Watch Direct.
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