Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.
Celebrities tend to wear a lot of the same watches: iconic models like the Rolex Submariner and Richard Mille 11-03 are iconic for a reason. (And both appear in this column.) Chris Paul’s Patek Philippe World Time is a different beast. The leather-strapped, gold-case watch interrupts the parade of souped-up stainless steel sports watches that dominate collectors’ attention today.
However, the World Time is still an object of cult adoration: a rare example of the model sold at auction for $5,545,999 last November. That’s because they’re exceedingly rare, too. The last time I wrote about this watch, I spoke with a man who sat on a waitlist for eight years just to get his hands on one. The World Time is an iconic and distinctive part of Patek’s