Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.
Over the past year, Steve Harvey has gone on a hero’s journey towards righteous style. Gone are the suits he told us were “27 at the knee. In their place are head-to-toe Balenciaga pajamas and highlighter-pink suits. But what seemed to be missing from the makeover, or maybe just hidden under an emerald-green coat, was a watch. Fair enough: Rome wasn’t built in a day, either. But now it seems Harvey is solving for his bare wrists, too, breaking out a Hublot Classic Fusion “Black Magic.”
Hublot is a fitting choice for the newly forward-thinking Harvey. The brand’s ties to the fashion world run deep: A-Cold-Wall founder Samuel Ross, Obey’s Shepard Fairey, and designer-favorite artist Takashi Murakami are all Hublot collaborators. And while Harvey is wearing a monochrome black watch this time around it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him dive into Hublot’s catalog. In our interview with Harvey last year about his new style, he said he was most excited about the color in his new looks. Hublot has no shortage of super bold watches on offer—this year, the brand put out a sapphire watch in grapey purple following a kumquat orange release in 2021. The way Harvey’s style is evolving, it feels like only a matter of time until his watches get freaky, too.
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Maluma’s Cartier Ballon Bleu
Cartier watches come in such a funky mish-mash of shapes—mimicking cloches, tilting in weird directions, or melting—that it’s a big deal when the brand does something, well, normal. That was the case in 2007 when the French jeweler introduced Maluma’s Ballon Bleu. A round watch may be the industry’s most common shape, but somehow it felt revelatory coming from Cartier. But of course with Cartier it’s never just a circle. Maluma’s version of the watch features circles inside circles: the case, the date window, the crown guard, and even the diamonds around the bezel keep that rounded shape.
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Kieran Culkin’s IWC Pilot’s Watch
In his late night spot with Stephen Colbert, Culkin mentioned he came straight from shooting Succession and was still dressed in his costume. We’ve already gotten season four watch spoilers—is Tom Wambsgans’s upgrade to an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph a sign his coup worked?—but it’s trickier to read any symbolism from this IWC. If this stripped down and serious pilot’s piece is what Culkin wears on the show, it might be a sign he’s chilled out and headed for friendlier skies. But this might just be Culkin’s personal watch. He’s worn it before…at a Succession screening. We’ll have to wait until season 4 to be sure.