There is always good conversation when people start talking about what wristwatches are most popular with celebrities. If you would have asked me a year or so ago I would have said it was anything from Franck Muller that was the celebrity watch of choice.
Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne wore them on their highly rated show “The Osbournes”. Also, P. Diddy, Elton John, Robin Williams and Demi Moore have also been seen wearing these cool timepieces. I even read somewhere that a head of state gave King George II (Little Bush) a Franck Muller as a present. A few years ago it seemed like Frank Muller was being worn by everyone.
As you may know in Hollywood, fads tend to fade as fast as a Von Dutch trucker hat and the tides soon turned and a few other brands seemed to fall into favor with celebrities.
These day, I am seeing a ton of celebrities wearing watches from Panerai and Breitling. If you look closely in the movie Elizabethtown you will notice that Orlando Bloom is wearing a Panerai. In the action adventure genre, Sylvester Stallone (huge watch collector) and Arnold Schwarzenegger are also big Panerai fans even though Arnie has helped design some watches for Audemars Piguet. I guess you could say its Paneraipalooza in Hollywood right now.
In the world of hip-hop and pop music, you will see big people like Suge Knight sporting the Breitling Bentley around town. Nick Lachey, freshly divorced from Jessica Simpson, has also been spotted in some trendy LA eateries with a Breitling watch on his wrist. In the world of rap (kind of), Britney Spears has been known to buy her hubby, K-Fed, (latest rap sensation), a Breitling which he wears regularly.
I don’t think the Spears clan has quite stopped at Breitling though. I have seen pictures of K-Fed wearing a Dubey & Shaldenbrand Grand Chrono and a Roger Dubuis Golden Square.