The re-ascendence of the 1990s isn’t stopping at Merrell mocs and long-sleeved tees. Judging by the trailer for Moonfall, directed by Roland Emmerich (aka the guy who brought us such ‘90s classics as Independence Day and Godzilla), the era’s apocalyptic blockbusters are back, too. The film features Patrick Wilson as a bad boy astronaut on a mission to save humanity from the moon (and maybe aliens?) for reasons that will surely be explained by the geeky conspiracy theorist who definitely needed to come along for the ride in the space shuttle. For science! The one thing about this glorious CGI mess that makes sense? Patrick Wilson’s Omega Speedmaster moonwatch, the official timepiece of bad boy astronauts and billionaire space tourists everywhere. Also this week: Gunna’s Paris fashion week fit is gold.
Patrick Wilson’s Omega Speedmaster
Being an astronaut in the 1960s was by all accounts a sweet gig. One of the best perks—aside from making history, of course—was NASA’s official timepiece, the Omega Speedmaster. Fifty-plus years later, the Speedmaster is no longer the cutting-edge tool it was, but, like a NASA-edition Corvette Stingray, it’s still got the right stuff.
Pusha T’s Rolex Day-Date
Nigo’s first Kenzo collection was a historic event, and the BAPE founder had no trouble filling the front row with rap royalty. Push, who debuted a new track at the show, came correct in rapper-business-casual: khakis, a sweater and a full gold yellow gold Day-Date with a diamond dial and bezel.
Gunna’s Rolex Day-Date
In an interesting show of restraint for a man who clearly loves diamonds, Gunna’s Day-Date forgoes the diamond-set bezel in favor of a relatively understated diamond-studded dial. What it sacrifices in drippiness, however, it makes up for in gravitas thanks to the iconic Rolex fluted bezel, a design detail that’s been a hallmark of Rolex watches since the 1920s.
French Montana’s custom Richard Mille RM 011
It takes a bit of effort to stand out next to Rick Ross, but French Montana’s latest timepiece manages to do the trick. The rapper’s watch is technically a gold Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa, a highly complex chronograph dedicated to the Brazilian racing driver, but thanks to some intensive aftermarket customization (and a few hundred baguette-cut diamonds) it’s now a one-of-one bust-down.
Blake Griffin’s Rolex Daytona
Ninety-nine percent of watches come on either a metal bracelet or a rubber strap. Blake Griffin’s slick rose gold Daytona, however, doesn’t have either. The Daytona is one of a handful of Rolex models available with Rolex’s patented Oysterflex bracelet—which, for the record, is neither rubber nor a strap. Made from black elastomer, the bracelet features a core made up of two flexible titanium and nickel alloy blades surrounded by longitudinal cushions for enhanced comfort. What else would you expect from the 1% of watches?