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Spot the Watch! : Shark Tank

by Nick Gould on December 25, 2014

A Merry Christmas to everyone!  Today is the debut of Spot the Watch!

From time to time I tend to spot watches on the wrists of people whether they are a movie star,  politician or sports person. Sometimes the watches are easy to spot, while in some cases it requires some hunting through Google and other channels to finally identify the piece in question.

I have contributed some articles on Monochrome previously which have featured actors, musicians and soccer players/managers.  http://monochrome-watches.com/watching-celeb-watches-eric-clapton/

The focus will be on people who do not have sponsorship agreements with any brand.  I feel it reflects their true preferences as to what watches they choose to purchase for themselves.

I  have noticed a couple of the male “Sharks” on the hit ABC Show Shark Tank, have an interest in wristwatches and a few pieces from their respective collections caught my eye. The two Sharks in question are Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec.

First we will start off with Kevin O’Leary aka “Mr Wonderful”. At Deployant we love Jaeger LeCoultre and are quite fond of the iconic Reverso. Mr O’Leary has a Reverso Grande GMT in 18k yellow gold. I feel it reflects his double personality on the show. One minute he is very nice then next minute he is giving the brutal honest truth about the person’s chances of succeeding with a dud business.

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Two Personalities?: Jaeger Le Coultre 18k Yellow Gold Reverso Grande GMT.   Picture: (C) Marketing Magazine Canada

The second watch he wears quite often and is noticeable due to its bright red strap and crown guard. It is a Panerai Luminor PAM 219 Destro.   This model is for left handed people and is designed to be worn on the right wrist.   Mr Wonderful is right handed but still wears it on his left wrist.

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Left or right?: Panerai PAM 219 Destro. Picture: (C) ABC

The next Shark is Robert Herjavec. He has a soft spot for Rolex watches particularly the Daytona.  He has many in different precious metals. This may be also due to the fact he has an extensive car collection of Ferrari’s and Lamborghinis and a Daytona is a perfect match.  The watch itself is named after the famous Daytona Speedway in Florida.

We particularly like the new platinum Rolex Daytona with its ice blue dial and brown Cerachrom bezel. Combine these features with the legendary 4130 in house Rolex chronograph movement, and you have a watch of substantial quality with some weight (no pun intended).  It certainly does look quite nice with a suit as you can see in the photo.

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Ice Blue: Rolex Daytona in Platinum Picture: (C) Chic Metropolitan

Recently on the show Mr Herjavec has been wearing a Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Chronograph. This watch is bigger than a Daytona at 45.5mm and is made from Hublot’s proprietary Magic Gold. A nice touch is Ferrari’s prancing horse at the 9 o’clock position.  It pairs well with a modern Ferrari as the watch has elements that have been taking from the dials of the car.  For example the date in its yellow window reflects the gear change display found in the car.

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Big Watch: Hublot Big Bang Magic Gold Ferrari Picture: (C) ABC

We will be featuring more Spot the Watch! articles on Deployant from time to time so keep an eye out for them.

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