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Your monthly dose of the finest celebrity watches that made horological headlines is finally here.

From the Oscars red carpet to NBA courts and the everyday lives of our favorite celebrities, they’ve all been studded with some serious horological flexes. Enriched with precious jewels or running on the most revered movements in watchmaking history, these are the finest celebrity watches we spotted in February.

Liam Payne’s IWC Portugieser Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sports For Good”

English singer, song-writer and former One Direction star, Liam Payne keeps his timekeeping game strong. He was spotted sporting a rare IWC Portugieser Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sports For Good” timepiece. With IWC’s classic blue dial, it contrasts perfectly with Liam’s bold orange suit.

James Harden’s Richard Mille RM11-03 McLaren Edition

James Harden, #13 of the Houston Rockets, arrived to the game against the Charlotte Hornets wearing his Richard Mille RM11-03 designed in collaboration with McLaren. This Automatic Flyback Chronograph features a Carbon TPT® case interlaced with Orange Quartz TPT® Limited edition of 500 pieces, with the market price of about $300,000.

Spike Lee’s Rolex GMT-Master II

Last year Spike Lee sported a fine Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso but this year he hit a different note in horology with a Rolex GMT-Master II. Being one of Rolex’s most iconic lines, the timepiece was a 2018 Rose Gold edition. The rest of his outfit, in terms of colour and motif, was a tribute to late Kobe Bryant.

Lionel Messi’s Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono “Messi Edition”

How often do you see a sportsman have a timepiece named after them? Just once and it’s all in glory of Lionel Messi. Jacob & Co unveiled the Epic X Chrono “Messi edition” in white gold and titanium, meticulously set with 36 baguette-cut diamonds weighing 4.55 carats. It’s a perfect blend of sport and class, just like the man it’s dedicated to.

Mark Wahlberg’s Patek Philipe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5271P

While every basketball arena is a court of skill, it’s also a huge social spot for the watch-geek community. Mark Walhberg took his son to the NBA game between Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics wearing his beautiful Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5271P in platinum. It has been introduced at BaselWorld 2017 and it features a platinum case set with a total of 58 baguette-cut emeralds and a black dial with 1 additional emerald at 12 o’clock.

LeBron James’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25th Anniversary Chronograph Tourbillon

Lebron James of Los Angeles Lakers during 2020 NBA All-Star practice was spotted wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25th Anniversary Chronograph Tourbillon. The entirely redesign Movement has been developed exclusively to celebrate the 25th anniversary with the new dial constructed as a true piece of contemporary architecture.

Drake’s Jacob & Co Astronomia “Casino”

Imagine wearing a casino on your wrist while entering a casino to gamble in millions. That’s exactly what Drake did with the incredible Astronomia “Casino” in 18k rose gold. What makes this timepiece special? The roulette complication. At the press of the button at the 8 o’clock position of the case, the roulette wheel spins, sending the little white ceramic ball flying. Undoubtedly one of the coolest celebrity watches we’ve spotted in a while.

Hardik Pandya’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Eye of the Tiger”

Indian ace cricketer Hardik Pandya was seen flaunting gold on his Valentine’s Day date with an ultra-rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Eye of the Tiger” in 18K yellow gold. This piece of art features a bezel set with 38 baguette cut diamonds, the champagne sub dials are intertwined with diamonds and black lacquer.

All images: Courtesy brands & respective Instagram profiles

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.