For this weeks Spot the Watch we are featuring English actor and Hollywood star Orlando Bloom. He has starred in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Pirates of the Caribbean Series. He is known to be a collector of timepieces ranging from rare vintage Rolex models, to modern pieces from brands such as IWC and Panerai
The first couple of watches we will be showing come from IWC. The first watch spotted on the wrist of Mr Bloom is the iconic Ref 5002 IWC Big Pilot with 7 Day Power Reverse. The 46mm timepiece in stainless steel is immediately recognizable and has the cool factor. A great touch is the riveted leather strap to complete the vintage pilot watch look.
The next IWC we have spotted on the wrist of Orlando Bloom, is another model that seems to be extremely popular with watch collectors. The IWC Doppelchrono or Split Seconds chronograph. Former football player Michael Ballack was spotted with one in our previous Spot the Watch. The model on Orlando Blooms wrist is the 2006 limited edition housed in a 44mm ceramic case. Only 1000 pieces were produced. We love the IWC Doppelchrono, but if we could change one design element it would be the 3 date window. We think the watch would look even more kick ass with just a single date window.
The next brand we are featuring is Officine Panerai. Orlando Bloom has a quite a liking for the brand. In the 2005 film Elizabethtown, he wore the iconic PAM127 1950 known to Panerai collectors as the “Fiddy”. The watch was his own personal piece. The first Panerai we are featuring today is relatively new model. It is the Panerai PAM 511 Luminor Marina 8 Days in Rose Gold. This houses the in house P.5000 manually winding calibre, with a 8 day power reserve. The rose gold model looks very smart on the wrist of Mr Bloom.
The next model is opposite of the PAM 511. It is the PAM 317 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT. This watch is known by Paneristis as the “Dark Knight”. This is due to its 44m black ceramic case. It features a single button chronograph in addition to a 2nd timezone and manually wound movement with 8 days power reserve. We think the watch goes very well with a casual outfit and we like how Orlando Bloom has paired it with a Canvas strap to provide contrast.
The next watch is from English company Bremont. Orlando Bloom is fan of the brand and owns multiple pieces. The watch on his wrist in the photo below is P-51 Limited Edition. It features original parts from the famous 1944 Mustang WWII aircraft P-51K-10. A veteran of the Pacific war, it was also known as ‘Fragile but Agile’. It was a limited edition of 251 pieces.
The final watch comes from Patek Philippe. Can you guess the model? It is named after Captain Nemo’s Submarine. You guessed correctly! It is the Nautilus! Orlando Bloom is wearing a stainless steel time only model on his wrist. Gerald Genta’s design is evergreen! One distinctive watch!
We hope you have enjoyed this instalment of Spot the Watch!
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