Just like any item in a good wardrobe, a watch has a lot to say about personality. To glean as much as possible from the celebrities we love, we take a look at wrist adornments and their probable insights.
Kate Middleton: Cartier Ballon Blue
A sentimental gift from her husband, the curved round steel Ballon Blue from Cartier is a watch that the duchess is rarely seen without. The modern classic shows she appreciates quality, but by wearing it exclusively, shows she is quite conscious of the message her cautious, chic appearance gives off.
Steel Ballon Bleu ($4,600) by Cartier, cartier.com
Kylie Jenner: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz
The audacious Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz encrusted with nearly 650 diamonds is guaranteed to incite an intense emotional reaction. Kylie's choice says she's unafraid to make waves and not one to back down.
Royal Oak Quartz (Price Upon Request) by Audemars Piguet, audemarspiguet.com
Kim Kardashian West: Jacob & Co Brilliant Collections
The bold Jacob & Co Brilliant Collections diamond-studded world map timepiece says what we already know about the selfie-loving Kim Kardashian West. It's only right that the megastar and business woman choose a wristwatch that is bound to always steal the spotlight.
Brilliant Collection Watch ($36,000) by Jacob & Co, jacobandco.com
Rihanna: Rolex DateJust
A surprising choice for the cutting-edge R&B performer, Rihanna is often photographed wearing her classic two-tone Rolex DateJust. Perfect for stacking with all types of jewelry, the versatile yellow gold and steel Rolex shows that underneath her diamond-hard exterior lies a sentimental girl.
Yellow Gold and Steel DateJust with Diamond Bezel ($22,050) by Rolex, rolex.com
Miley Cyrus: Rolex Daytona
A watch made for race car drivers, the Rolex Daytona is one of the most highly sought after watches of all time. Miley choosing this bold everose men's piece shows she likes to live life in the fast lane, complementing her wild-child style.
Everose Oyster Perpetual Cosmography Daytona ($37,450) by ROLEX, rolex.com
Heidi Klum: Panerai Radiomir
The oversized Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso men's watch worn by Heidi Klum displays characteristics of an extrovert—someone who is comfortable around people, outgoing, and someone who can subtly command attention with a simple statement watch.
Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso ($18,100) by Panerai, panerai.com
Serena Williams: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Wearing the white Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore on the tennis court has become Serena William's iconic trademark. The sporty women's watch exhibits Serena's relentless training and ability to gracefully win titles and break records.
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph ($43,600) by Audemars Piguet, audemarspiguet.com
Olivia Palermo: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
The rose gold, self-winding Audemars Piguet Royal Oak worn by Olivia Palermo shows she is incredibly conscientious about her appearance. The bold watch choice lets people know she means serious business.
Royal Oak Self-winding ($28,700) by Audemars Piguet, audemarspiguet.com
Misty Copeland: Seiko Coutura
Misty Copeland's Seiko Coutura Solar sparkles with diamonds and, fittingly, utilizes light energy from the sun. The watch's surprising ability to maintain a power reserve for six months mirrors the strength and incandescent presence of the American Ballet Theater principal dancer.
Coutura Solar SUT307 ($395) by Seiko, seiko.com
Selena Gomez: Rolex Day-Date
The oversized rose gold Rolex Day-Date worn by Selena Gomez is a bold watch choice for such a young performer, but reflects her willingness to evolve and shed her image as a teen idol becoming an incredibly talented, and stylish, young adult.
Everose Day Date II Oyster ($37,550) by ROLEX, rolex.com
Kerry Washington: Movado Bold
Delicate yet modern, the minimalist Movado Bold watch expresses Kerry Washington's femininity and masterfully controlled, calm exterior.
Movado Bold ($1,095) by Movado, movado.com
Allesandra Ambrosio: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Allesandra's choice of a bold watch like a steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak shows she's not to be pigeonholed by adding a chic menswear timepiece that reflects a talented, multi-faceted personality.
Steel Royal Oak ($15,300) by Audemars Piguet, audemarspiguet.com
Camilla Belle: Omega De Ville Ladymatic
Flirty and ultra-feminine, the diamond Omega De Ville Ladymatic paired with an ethereal white strap is as serious as it is pretty. Showing she is attracted to lovely and artistic pieces, Camilla Belle's watch shows an openness to exploring new ideas and an interest in exploring arts and culture.
Steel De Ville Ladymatic Co-Axial 34MM with Diamond Bezel ($17,100) by Omega, omega.com
January Jones: Jaeger-LeCoultre Lady Ultra Thin Reverso
The pink gold Lady Ultra Thin Reverso from Jaeger-LeCoultre was first created for polo players back in the 1930s, showing that an actress like January Jones is a creative thinker with a deep appreciation for enduring principles.
Pink Gold Reverso Lady Ultra Thin ($23,500) by Jaeger-LeCoultre, jaeger-lecoultre.com
Michelle Obama: Cartier Tank Francaise
Although worn infrequently since taking up residence in the White House, Michelle Obama's choice of the elegant Tank Francaise in steel from Cartier demonstrates thoughtful self-awareness and excellent judgement, not to mention impeccable fashion taste.
Steel Tank Francaise ($5,350) by Cartier, cartier.com
Emily Ratajkowski: IWC Portofino
By choosing the new scaled down IWC Portofino on a bold orange strap, Emily Ratajkowski flaunts her subversive side by wearing a slightly more masculine watch. Taking chances by playing with her hyper-feminine image, the Portofino shows she is not afraid of a little unexpected attention.
Rose Gold Portofino 37 ($13,100) by IWC, iwc.com
Cara Delevingne: TAG Heuer Carrera
Cara Delevingne is known and loved for her stunning stare, amazing eyebrows and IDGAF attitude uncommon amongst runway models. Her all-black, special edition TAG Hueuer Carrera watch was made and named specifically for her, giving credence to her playful, dark side.
Carrera 39MM with Diamond Bezel ($4,550) by TAG Heuer, tagheuer.com
Madonna: Jacob & Co Angel
Madonna is best known for her highly adept ability to change with the times, making her choice of the diamond pave dual time zone Angel watch from Jacob & Co ideal for mastering one time zone while keeping a watchful eye on the next.
Angel Collection Watch ($29,200) by Jacob & Co, jacobandco.com
Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Cartier Tank
The Cartier Tank was a favorite of Jackie Kennedy Onassis who wore the classic piece for years. Straightforward and understated, the Cartier Tank shows that the former First Lady paid close attention to the tiniest details.
Similar Tank Louis with brown strap ($8,750) by Cartier, cartier.com
Rosamund Pike: IWC Pilots
Rosamund Pike's IWC Pilots Watch is a modern classic. The 36MM steel watch and bracelet shows she prizes great efficiency and resourcefulness by choosing a piece that remains stylish from day until night.
Pilots Watch 36MM ($3,950) by IWC, iwc.com
Naomi Watts: Bulgari Piccola LVCEA
The white gold Piccola LVCEA watch from Bulgari worn by actress Naomi Watts is fully set with diamonds with a blue sapphire and diamond set crown. The traditional watch reflects Naomi's empathy, kindness, and a deep appreciation for the people surrounding her.
Piccola LVCEA High Jewelry Watch (Price Upon Request) by Bulgari, bulgari.com
Kate Mara: IWC Portofino
Kate Mara's case size of 37MM IWC Portofino gives a menswear-inspired watch with "ardoise" slate gray dial an utterly feminine twist. The steel watch shows someone who appreciates order, most likely following a strict schedule, and has an exacting work ethic.
Steel Portofino Automatic 37 ($5,400) by IWC, iwc.com
Elizabeth Moss: IWC Portugieser Chronograph
A sports watch made for timing accuracy down to a quarter of a second, the Portugieser Chronograph from IWC worn by Elizabeth Moss shows a creative mind that thinks outside the box. The elegant chronograph with a rose gold case, slate dial, and chic black alligator strap looks entirely new when worn in her distinctly feminine way.
Rose Gold Portugieser Chronograph ($13,300) by IWC, iwc.com
Jessica Chastain: Piaget Altiplano
Jessica's rose gold Piaget Altiplano Bracelet features a minimal dial devoid of all extraneous detail. What might appear deceptively simple is incredibly sophisticated and complex upon closer examination, similar to Jessica's acting style.
Rose Gold Altiplano Bracelet ($28,700) by Piaget, piaget.com
Bar Rafaeli: Hublot Big Bang Broderie
Eschewing the typical jewels for an oversized embroidered timepiece for a glamorous night on the town, Bar Rafaeli shows that her choice of the Hublot Big Bang Broderie mirrors her sense of unpredictable joie de vivre and willingness to take risks.
Big Bang Broderie ($15,300) by Hublot, hublot.com
Sarah Gadon: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Vintage styling from Jaeger-LeCoultre makes this self-winding watch a dazzling showstopper with the addition of a retro elegant deco day and night indicator. The up and coming actress' timepiece choice is a testament to her rising fame and will serve as a perfect accompanist along the road.
Pink Gold Rendez-Vous Night & Day ($36,800) by Jaeger-LeCoultre, jaeger-lecoultre.com
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