The Weeknd's watch assortment is simply as unconventional as you'd anticipate
When The Weeknd sings, “I can’t really feel my face after I’m with you, however I adore it,” he’s, alas, not speaking in regards to the dial of an exquisite watch. Nonetheless, the singer, whose delicate falsetto glides effortlessly over unsettling but catchy songs about medication, alienation, heartbreak and informal intercourse, has been noticed carrying watches as attention-grabbing and weird as his music.
The Weeknd typically performs round together with his picture to macabre impact. For his efficiency of “Save Your Tears” on the 2020 American Music Awards, The Weeknd appeared in a shiny purple jacket by Givenchy, accessorised with a face filled with cosmetic surgery bandages and a gold Rolex Datejust ref 16018 with black onyx dial on the wrist. Whereas the Rolex Datejust was initially launched in 1945 to have a good time the model’s fortieth anniversary, it’s the watch's repute as an Eighties standing image that The Weeknd channels right here. Let’s not overlook that the Rolex Datejust was talked about 26 instances by Patrick Bateman in American Psycho and it’s this type of weirdly obsessive, dissolute glamour that The Weeknd revels in.
The black dial makes his Datejust only a contact sinister – however in a louche and horny method, just like the sort of watch a Bond villain may put on. Talking of which, The Weeknd has additionally been noticed in a King Midas from Rolex’s Cellini line, in a publicity photograph for his album After Hours. Designed by Gérald Genta, it’s the identical mannequin that Christopher Lee wore when enjoying the Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun.
Extra not too long ago, The Weeknd took to Instagram to indicate off his Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Idea Black Panther Flying Tourbillon. Along with being a childhood fan of the Marvel franchise, The Weeknd additionally contributed the track “Pray For Me” to the film’s soundtrack. The watch’s most hanging function is an imposing Black Panther determine lunging out over the hour and minute fingers, simply above the tourbillon. Made out of white gold, the determine has been intricately laser carved and hand painted to disclose alternately matte and mirror surfaces. Beneath this astonishing dial, the watch is powered by the Calibre 2965, a hand-wound mechanism with flying tourbillon and comes with 72 hours of energy reserve. The 42mm case options the enduring octagonal bezel of the Royal Oak franchise, whereas the purple rubber strap is one other reference to the Black Panther franchise. Wakanda Endlessly!
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