Tom Cruise’s watch will be accurate to 2100
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It was a good week for Tom Cruise who, after two years of delay, finally walked the Cannes red carpet for the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick. Fortunately, the wait seems to have been worth it, with the film earning a slew of incredibly positive reviews and a five-minute standing ovation from Cannes’ notoriously finicky audiences. Unlike other black-tie events, the dress code at Cannes historically offers more room for interpretation, such as a bright pink Louis Vuitton suit or a Dan Flashes shirt and two watches. Unlike his team of cast mates, Cruise kept things racy but conservative, styling his red carpet tuxedo with a tousled mane and a $120,000 high complication from the world’s oldest watchmaker. Goose would be proud.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar by Tom Cruise
While he seems to have settled comfortably into a career of jumping from one action franchise to another, Tom Cruise is a surprisingly versatile actor. The same can be said of the elegant Vacheron Constantin watch he wore to receive his honorary award. Palme d’Or this week, a rugged sports watch refined enough to slip under the wrist of a tuxedo shirt. Based on the standard Overseas, which has all the 1970s beauty of an AP Royal Oak but far less hype, this one features a very complex perpetual calendar movement that will display the day, date, correct month and moon phase for the next 78 years. without requiring any adjustment.
Tiger Woods’ Rolex Deepsea
Woods is back on the greens this week for the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, where the GOAT golfer is aiming for his 16th Major title and 83rd PGA Tour victory. Unlike Woods’ shoe choice, which he changed this year for the first time since 1996, he sticks to his Rolex Deepsea, the brand’s high-end dive watch. A suitable choice for a guy who eats world records for breakfast, the famous Deepsea traveled to the bottom of the ocean attached to James Cameron’s submersible, and is rated water resistant to an extremely impressive 12,800 feet. Woods’ Deepsea introduces the D-Blue dial, whose blue to black gradient is inspired by the gradual fading of light as you descend underwater, and goes very well with a green blazer.
Travis Scott’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Openwork Double Balance Wheel
While Travis Scott’s Rainbow AP is a beautiful watch by any measure, its frosted gold surface deserves a closer look. Created by beating white gold with a specialized diamond-tipped tool, its unique frosted patina is actually the result of thousands of tiny bumps. Don’t try this at home, kids.
Scotty Scheffler’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41
Whether or not Scotty Scheffler wins the 2022 PGA Championship, he’s already clinched the title of hippest watch on the tour thanks to this must-have “Coral Red” dial Rolex. Launched in the summer of 2020, the red-dial OP (along with blue and Tiffany yellow versions) quickly became one of the hottest and hardest-to-buy pieces in the Rolex lineup. Anyone looking to acquire a colored Oyster Perpetual in 2022 will have to bid, however (and can expect to pay up to 10 times the original retail price of $5,900), as Rolex recently quietly discontinued them earlier this year. And yes, LeBron has one too.
TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition by Tommy Fleetwood
While golfers increasingly rival NBA All-Stars and F1 drivers with their watch collections, most still don’t wear a watch on the links. The TAG Heuer Connected by Tommy Fleetwood is more than just a stylish watch, however. Along with its fairway-inspired green and white color scheme, the latest edition of TAG Heuer’s luxury smartwatch provides club recommendations, records scores and uses Drive Shot Tracking to perfectly detect your first shot on every hole. Add the TAG Heuer Golf smartphone app into the mix and you’ll be equipped with detailed 3D maps of 40,000 golf courses, handy whether you’re preparing for the Tour championship or just dusting off your clubs for the first round of the season.
John Cena’s Rolex Explorer II
As he continues to build muscle in The Rock’s cutest wrestler-turned-actor territory, the titular star of HBO Max’s Peacemaker does things his way. Namely: where Dwayne Johnson—like a bunch of other guys who look like they could rip a phone book in half— loves his collection of Panerai dive watches, Cena showed up in a relatively understated Rolex Explorer II. A rugged field watch equipped with GMT function and a crisp white dial, the Explorer is built to withstand Arctic expeditions, but it’s still sophisticated enough to look great on the red carpet.