“When your time is good, you tell the world who you are and when it is not favouring you, the world will tell you who they are.”
Quotes apart, if you are swimming in cash and when it is a matter of status, branded wrist watch will definite help you in establishing your domain; for sure you will giving an extra byte to your followers for their healthy stories about your success. Spare a minute to check, who is wearing what and whether any of these fascinates you.
Let us start with the legend himself, Amitabh Bachchan. Unlike his son, Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh refused to be bound to any particular brand.
In an interview, the legend himself told, “I was very much attracted to Rolex as it was considered to be a status symbol of success and prosperity.” However, his favourite brand is Longines, which costs about ₹ 2,00,000.
Do you know, he once gifted Richard Mille to Ranbir Kapoor and for the records, the cheapest Richard Mille is somewhere around ₹ 68,41,091. Most of the time, Big B buy his watches from – Art of Time, located on Waterfield Road near Moti Mahal restaurant.
Next in my list is Badshah Khan, romantic superstar of the era -Shah Rukh Khan. His all time favourites are Tiger Woods Link limited edition, with an elegant Lincoln S-shaped metal bracelet and sporty TAG Heuer GrandCarrera Calibre 17 RSChronograph
Khan mentioned, his love for Tag watches flamed when he was a teen. “I use to see heroes wearing Tag watches. I was so passionate about that even I couldn’t pronounce it well, yet, it was one among a few other things that I always wanted to own.”
How can I not mention about the jaw-dropping Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore collection (₹ 23,94,382) of the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar? Master said, his first ever watch was a gifted replica Casio when he was in the fourth standard.
Tendulkar says, he is not into counting. To the date, his collection includes Franck Muller, Panerai, Girard-Perregaux and Rolex. However, “since I started wearing Audemars Piguet, I’ve stuck to AP,” says the master blaster.
Next up is Chote Nawab Sahib, Saif Ali Khan. The Jaeger- LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille (₹ 10,94,574) is a timepiece for this handsome son of a Patuadi Family. The watch looks great with the Pataudi family crest engraved on the reverse side of it.
Like father like son, the first memory Hrithik has of his favourite watch Rado was on his father’s hardy wrist.
After a few years, now being a brand ambassador he now owns a special Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph (₹ 3,42,054).
Critics of expensive watches are of the notion that spending million of rupees on a trinket like a timepiece is a sure waste of money.
Donating the same amount the money could buy food for hundreds of starving kids. A few may be thinking, these high-end and technically marveled watches are not their cup of tea. Well, let me tell you, there are options available.
They might not make a bigger hole in your pocket but will surely get you a gaze that a plastic alloy shape watch won’t buy you. Let us be brutally honest, in this continent, looks matter.