Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.
Last weekend was basically a Watches of the Week holiday because John Mayer, our patron saint of heavenly horology, stepped onto the Grammys stage with great hair and an even better watch. The watch in question is a Patek Philippe 5270G, which is made out of platinum, has a perpetual calendar and chronograph, and sells for upwards of $130,000 at auction. Mayer and Patek perpetual calendars have a long history together. In his very first “Talking Watches” video with Hodinkee, back in 2013, Mayer said a previous version of this watch with a white dial was “as good as it may ever get.” Mayer clearly hasn’t wavered from that belief. He’s collected a couple more of these watches over the years, including one set with baguette