Celebrities and luxury watch brands make a perfect pair. No wonder, many athletes, actors, singers, and other famed people act as ambassadors for famous watchmaking companies, wearing their high-end watches to important events and appearing with them in ads. However, some superstars go to the next level, giving their names to new branded watches and even taking part in their development. Below is our top 5 list of designer chronograph watches created in honor of their celeb representatives.
1. Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Tribute to Felix Baumgartner
Inspired by the Felix Baumgartner’s record for the highest parachute jump in history, Zenith created a special edition of its Stratos Flyback Striking 10th watch to honor this Austrian skydiving daredevil. The Tribute to Felix Baumgartner chronograph with tri-color sub-dial arrangement comes in a stainless steel case equipped with a world-famous El Primero movement.
2. TAG Heuer Link Calibre 16 Leonardo DiCaprio Automatic Chronograph
TAG Heuer has a limited edition watch made specifically for the company’s global ambassador, Leonardo DiCaprio. The Link Calibre 16 Leonardo DiCaprio Automatic Chronograph is enclosed in a stainless steel case with a stunning navy-blue lacquered dial and a smoked sapphire case back signed by the Hollywood legend.
3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph
Audemars Piguet also has a series of watches dedicated to its longtime friend, famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This series includes several outstanding models, but The Legacy Chronograph is perhaps the best of them. The watch comes in a black ceramic and 18k red gold case with titanium back and anthracite aramid fibres strap.
4. Ulysse Nardin Big Unit Chronograph
The Big Unit Chronograph was created by Ulysse Nardin in honor of Randy Johnson, the brand’s ambassador and an American former baseball pitcher nicknamed “The Big Unit.” This coated in black rubber stainless steel luxury watch with chronograph is distinguished by many elements related to baseball, including the original counterweight of the seconds hand and unusual bezel detail.
5. Hublot King Power Black Mamba
An American famous professional basketball player Kobe Bryant known as “The Black Mamba” also has a luxury watch named after his NBA nickname. Hublot created a limited addition of stylish chronograph watches with a distinctive snake on its dial. Besides, this black ceramic and titanium watch features a python snakeskin strap sewed on black rubber.
The good news is that you should not be Leonardo DiCaprio or Randy Johnson to own chronograph watches bearing their names, though you will need to do some research in order to find an authentic one.