The public loves to keep tabs on celebrities for two main reasons. First, we all love a good spectacle, and following the crazy antics that stars engage in to stay in the spotlight is more than just entertaining; their epic fails help us to feel better about our own lives (Lindsay Lohan crashed another car? Alec Baldwin got kicked off a plane for playing Words with Friends? Aw, they’re only human, after all!). The second reason is that we are engrossed by their larger-than-life personas, complete with red-carpet ensembles that came straight from exclusive runway collections and jewelry that costs more than most of us make in a year. And along those lines, some celebs have been spotted sporting some truly spectacular wrist-wear.
Here are just a few of the most expensive timepieces owned by our favorite A-listers.
When you think of expensive watches, the first brand that likely comes to mind is Rolex. With a long history of creating prestigious, luxury timepieces it doesn’t get much more exclusive than the Rolls Royce of watches, and plenty of celebrities choose to get the time of day from products created by this British company. Sofia Vergara, the Columbian dynamo best known for her role as loud-mouthed Gloria on the quirky ABC series Modern Family, has been known to dress up her delicate wrist with a Gold Rolex Daytona that retails for around $12,000 (on the low end). And High School Musical’s blonde bombshell Ashley Tisdale straps on a similar gold time-keeper.
Also known to sport this preeminent brand of uber-costly watch-wear are double-oh-seven star Daniel Craig (who has been seen putting the Rolex GMT Master with Pepsi dial on display to the tune of over 10 grand), spaghetti-western superstar Clint Eastwood (who has the same watch as Craig, sans Pepsi logo), skate-park throwback Rob Dyrdek (with a Rolex Yacht Master that belies his humble beginnings with a price tag that starts around $7,000), R&B/rap powerhouse Usher (who has been seen wearing the Rolex Milgauss, retailing for just under $10K), and the former Mrs. Pitt, Jennifer Aniston (often embellished by a rose-gold Rolex Presidential that likely cost her upwards of $25K).
But Rolex isn’t the only company that makes expensive timepieces (even if they are the best known purveyors of fine watches the world over). Piaget, for example, nabs its fair share of celebrity supporters. Caribbean songstress Rihanna wore a gold Piaget Polo 45 worth nearly $20,000 in her “Take a Bow” music video, while Samuel L. Jackson strapped on a men’s version from the same line (the Piaget Polo Chronograph, worth over $25,000) for his role as Nick Fury in the recent blockbuster hit The Avengers.
Then there are Richard Mille designs, seen to be worn by singer Seal (he reportedly has a $60,000 version), Tag Heuer creations (Leonardo DiCaprio has a Carrera Chronograph that sells for about three grand), and even the Commemorative Edition Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph, worn by President Barack Obama (not nearly as expensive as most on this list, but still a respectable $350.00). In short, these aren’t the kind of timepieces that your average Joe would take to a watch service for repairs. But then again, their owners are anything but average, and their adoring public wouldn’t have it any other way.