The Last Dance, the new documentary that follows the final victory lap of Michael Jordan’s Bulls, is ostensibly about a singularly talented athlete and the dynasty he created. But always looming on the periphery of the documentary is everything else Jordan’s legacy contains. The Last Dance is a great reminder of the monumental gold hoop earrings, of the ‘90s suits that draped him like window curtains and which he sometimes paired unabashedly with berets, of the rabid community of sneaker collectors he seemed to create with his two feet alone. The first two episodes of the film reminded me of another, less heralded aspect of Jordan’s style legacy: his watches, which are as far out today as they were a decade or two ago.
Just take the timepiece Jordan wore in the documentary last night: a Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli with a skeleton dial. It is a watch