Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Kate Beckinsale has total recall over Dolce & Gabbana wristwatch

Kate Beckinsale wears a luxury Dolce & Gabbana watch here at a discussion panel for her film Total Recall at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2011.

The beautiful British actress turned Hollywood superstar plays the part of Lori, which went to Sharon Stone in the original version of the film. Kate’s take on it is currently in post production and due to launch in 2012.

Kate Beckinsale turned up for the discussion panel alongside Jessica Biel, who plays the part of Melina. Total Recall is based on the Philip K Dick novel We Can Remember it for your Wholesale. It is directed by Beckinsale's husband Len Wiseman.

Here’s Kate Beckinsale at Comic-Con back in July talking about her Total Recall roll.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Charlize Theron: absolutely timeless... but snow white?

Charlize Theron, whose new film Snow White and the Huntsman is due to premier in summer 2012, probably doesn’t wear a watch at all these days.

The top south African actor and model found herself embroiled in a nasty row when she was snapped wearing a Christian Dior watch back in 2006. At the time she was under contract to wear Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil’s products.

Raymond Weil threatened to sue and the claim was eventually settled out of court. Charlize Theron is reported to have repaid a substantial sum.

Charlize Theron’s new film, Snow White and the Huntsman (made by Universal Studios), is a new take on the well-known fairy tale, with her in the role of wicked queen and Kirsten Stewart in the title role. And doesn’t she look good?

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Cheryl Cole goes for TAG Heuer Monaco luxury

Singer and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole wore a luxury TAG Heuer Monaco
wristwatch in the video for her 2010 single Parachute.

The series was first introduced by Heuer in 1969 in honour of the Monaco Grand Prix and was popularised by Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, who wore one in his 1971 film Le Mans. Lewis Hamilton and Leonardo DiCaprio are also admirers and regular wearers of the Monaco.

The Tag Heuer Monaco has gone through a series of revamps over the years.

Cheryl Cole herself was reported over summer 2011 to be working on her third studio album.

TAG Heuer Women's WAW1310FC6216 Monaco Grande Black Dial Watch

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Lady Gaga's bad romance with a great value Casio

Lady Gaga had nothing on her wrist at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, but the flamboyant pop star definitely owns a Casio Baby-G resin wristwatch in neon yellow.

Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) wears the retro-inspired watch in two of her music videos, Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) and Love Games. And she’s not the only one to go for Casio. Fergie and Jordin Sparks have been spotted wearing the same watch.

Given the less-than-superstar price of these watches, you could do the same. They are typically on sale at rather less than £100!

The video of Laday Gaga performing Love Games is above. Keep an eye out for the watch.

Casio BABY-G BGA-113-7BDR Ladies Combi Resin Strap Watch

Visit Lady Gaga’s official website or find out more about the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Kylie Minogue's IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

Kylie Minogue wears an IWC Aquatimer wristwatch – or at least she did when this photo was taken.

The Aussie superstar’s latest CD, DVD and BluRay, titled Aphrodite Les Folie: Live in London is released on 28 November 2011. Filmed at the O2 Arena, it records the culmination of the Aphrodite World Tour which took in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Oceania.

It’s difficult to tell, but the watch looks a bit like the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW376702.  Or, at least, more like that than any other model I can find. Here’s a picture of the watch itself
You can visit the official Kylie Minogue website, or order Aphrodite Les Folies - Live in London [DVD] [2011].

Friday, 4 November 2011

Will Daniel Craig wear Rolex or Omega as James Bond in Skyfall?

So what wristwatch will Daniel Craig be wearing in his third outing as James Bond in next year’s 007 movie Skyfall? In Quantum of Solace it was an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. But Craig handed that over to the Children in Need appeal back in 2008.

Skyfall is to be directed by Sam Mendes and features a sexy new baddy for the ladies in the shape of Javier Bardem. For the men, French actress Bérénice Marlohe has joined the cast as “a glamorous, enigmatic character called Severin” while Naomie Harris - who was rumoured to be up for the role of Moneypenny - will play a field agent called Eve.

James Bond had a long association with Rolex from the start. Indeed, author Ian Fleming was wearing a Rolex when he wrote his novel, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, in 1962. And actor Daniel Craig reportedly wears Rolex when he isn't being Bond. So it would hardly be a surprise if it’s a Rolex for 007 this time round. But early on in the films, Bond switched his loyalties to Omega and has stuck with it.

You can get your own Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono 2210.50.00 if you happen to have a few thousand pounds to spare. Around £4,500 to be a bit more precise. In the mean time, keep an eye out to see if Rolex, Omega, Craig or Skyfall's publicists have more to say about Bond's choice of wristwatch this time round.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Barack Obama's Jorg Gray 6500

US President Barrack Obama wears a Jorg Gray 6500 Series Chronograph featuring a Secret Service  logo on the dial. The story goes that the secret service agents guarding him presented the watch as a 46th birthday present in August 2007.
Versions of the timepiece with the Secret Service logo are, apparently, available only in the Department of Homeland Security staff store (and who knew there was such a thing), but the watch with a standard dial can be bought in the UK for around £250.
Obama’s Jorg Gray replaced a standard Tag Heur 1500 – a model now, it would seem, superseded and no longer on sale new.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jenifer Aniston and her $24,000 Rolex

Jenifer Aniston of Friends fame seen here wearing a Rolex Day-Date reportedly priced at $24,000. The watch comes in gold and platinum versions.

According to Rolex themselves, this is "the ultimate reference watch chosen by the world's elite". The Day-Date was the first to display the full day and date - as its name suggests, and comes in a variety of languages.

Aniston, best known for her starring role as Rachel Green in Friends, won an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for the part. She  is to get a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2012.