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Joe Manganiello From True Blood Rocks IWC

Joe Manganiello is so hot these days.

Maganiello had a number of recurring roles on shows like ER, How I Met Your Mother, One Tree Hill before rocketing to super-stardom as a werewolf on True Blood.  He recently made an appearance on Two and a Half Men.

And if you think he’s just a dumb, good looking actor, think again.  He’s smart enough to know that IWC is a great watch brand.  Check him out below wearing an IWC Aquatimer.  Oh…and he went to Carnegie Mellon.

I’m guessing he has about a million secret admirers (including eRelyx).

Joe Manganiello From True Blood Rocks IWC Watch

Joe Manganiello From True Blood Rocks IWC Watch

Photos by PR Photos.

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We Appreciate the Compliment

What’s that they say about imitation being the highest form of flattery?  We agree!

Check out our old ad (that hit the cutting room floor since the male model looked so sloppy in that suit)…then look at Cartier’s new one.

(Okay…fine…our idea wasn’t original…at all…but still)

Chanel J12 pre-owned luxury watches on eRelyx

Cartier ad

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Does Johnny Depp Wear a Cartier Ballon Bleu

I’ll say it again. Cartier Ballon Bleu is one of the hottest watches on the market – for both men and women. For rough and tumble. For prim and proper. Try to find pre-owned models on the market. It’s tough – partly because it’s a relatively new model. Partly because they are so popular.

Here’s another example of a celeb wearing the watch – it’s none other than Johnny Depp. Okay, so it’s tough to tell if that’s actually a Ballon Bleu, but it certainly looks like it. Check him out.

Johnny Depp Cartier Ballon Bleu - pre-owned luxury watches on eRelyx

And here are a few other celebs rocking the watch:

Julianne Hough Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

What watch does Ozzy Osbourne wear Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx Sofia Vergara

Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

Tamara Ecclestone Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

Photos by PR Photos.

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Emmanuelle Chriqui Reps Baume et Mercier

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How did we miss this?!?! Apparently Emmanuelle Chriqui has been repping Baume et Mercier since mid-2011. I apologize to all of our loyal readers for missing the news. Check her out wearing her Baume et Mercier watch:

Emmanuelle Chriqui Baume et Mercier

Last we heard from Emmanuelle (we’re on a first name basis) she was returning E’s Rolex on Entourage. Bet Baume et Mercier liked to see that! She looked disgusted!
Rolex Daytona on Entourage Emmanuelle Chriqui

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eRelyx in iW Magazine

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Our first print ad campaign – “Turn Heads”

What do you think?  It showed up in iW Magazine this month.  Pretty exciting!!!  Here are a few shots.  Stay tuned for more “Turn Heads” ads in the near future.

eRelyx iW Magazine

eRelyx in iW Magazine

eRelyx in iW Magazine

Check out scenes from the photo shoot here. Shot at Tico Restaurant in Boston.

And here’s a candidate for the next “Turn Heads” ad.

eRelyx Turn Heads - pre-owned luxury watches

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Barack Obama’s Watch

The Commander-in-Chief knows the importance of a nice watch.  Gives him credibility when he’s meeting with world leaders (okay, that may be a stretch).

Barack is known to rock a few different models.  He was recently spotted wearing his US Secret Service watch.

Barack Obama Watch

Barack Obama Watch

According to OntheDash, “the Secret Service chronograph given to Senator Obama by the Secret Service agents is a private label watch available only in the Secret Service employees’ store. The watch is manufactured for the Secret Service store by Jorg Gray, and appears in the Jorg Gray online catalog as the JGC6500 Chronograph. The chronograph is made in China, with a Japanese movement.”

Anyone else surprised that the US Secret Service watches are made in China with a Japanese movement?  Probably want to check those for bugs, right?

Photos by PR Photos and OntheDash/Jorg Gray.

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Kris Humpries Is Fitting in Well

As all of you know, the Kardashians are into two things:

1. Being on TV

2. Watches

Okay, they’re into clothing, family, and a few other things.

Kris Humphries is fitting in pretty well.  He’s been on TV quite a bit and he’s wearing nice watches.  Check him out here at Kim’s 31st birthday party at Marquee in Vegas.  He’s rocking an Audemars Piguet watch.  Not surprising.  The Kardashians love Audemars Piguet, Rolex, and Cartier.

Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries Audemars Piguet

Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries Audemars Piguet

Check out Kim wearing a couple of hot watches: http://www.erelyx.com/blog/article/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-watches

Kim Kardashian Gold Audemars Piguet eRelyx

Kim Kardashian Gold Audemars Piguet eRelyx

Photos by PR Photos and E!

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The iPod Watch

Apple is taking over the world. iPhone? Check. iPad? Check. MacBook? Check.

And now they want me to buy and iPod watch (Nano with a strap attachment)? Well maybe I will. It’s a pretty versatile watch. It can tell time, track my runs, play my music, cook my meals (there’s an app for that). Oh yeah, it looks pretty cool.

Check out some stud athletes rocking the iPod watch in NYC – NY Jets cornerback Darelle Revis and NY Giants WR Hakeem Nicks.

Hakeem Nicks NY Giants iPod Watch
Darelle Revis NY Jets iPod Watch

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Paul Newman Rolex Daytona – Want One?

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If you’re interested in watches, you’ve heard about the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona.  But what makes it so special?  And how did it get its name?  Did Paul Newman wear it in a movie?  Did he sell it and donate the profits to charity?  What gives?  And when you’re done reading about the watch, let us know if you’re interested in acquiring one – we have access to one (pictures of the actual watch available are at the end of the blog).  Keep in mind that one of these watches fetch tens of thousands of dollars – and that’s being conservative.

Paul Newman Rolex Daytona eRelyx

Rather than recreate the wheel, I’ll pull Wikipedia’s explanation of the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona:

Although Rolex continues to manufacture a version of the “Daytona”, the rarest versions of the Rolex Daytona are the first versions, those whose reference number contains four digits, for example the 6238, 6239, 6240, 6241, 6262, 6263 6264 and 6265 References, produced from 1961 to 1987. The 6238, 6239, 6241 and 6262 References were the first versions, and were not “Oyster” versions, they did not have a screw down winding crown or screw down timing buttons. The movement used was a manual wind Valjoux cal. 72, named the Rolex Cal. 722. The 6263, 6264 and 6265 References were produced commencing 1970, were Oyster versions with screw down crown and screw down timing buttons. The movement used remained based on the manual wind Valjoux cal. 72, but with some refinements, and was called the Rolex Cal. 727. These Daytonas are very rare and very collectible. The movement has proven to be exceptionally reliable and accurate. In fact, the Cal. 727 was certified as a chronometer in some cases.

The rarest Daytonas are those with the so-called Paul Newman dial. Its distinguishing features are subtle and often unnoticeable to the untrained eye. First, a Paul Newman dial must be in a Reference 6239, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264 or 6265 watch, installed by Rolex Geneva as original. All of these References had acrylic domed crystals. That aside, the sub-dials of a Paul Newman dial have block markers instead of lines, will have cross-hairs across each sub-dial meeting at center (unlike the normal Daytona), and the minutes sub-dial placed at 9:00 is marked at 15, 30, 45 and 60, whereas a normal Daytona dial is marked at 20, 40 and 60. The dial may or may not have the word “Daytona” written on the dial above the hour sub-dial located at 6:00. The dial came in four color and layout combinations, and was installed as an option by Rolex on the Daytona line of watches in the Reference 6239, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264 or 6265 watches. The watch has been out of production since the early 1970s, and Rolex is not able to supply any replacement version of it.

It is said that Paul Newman wore this watch until his death in 2008, and had done so since 1972, the watch having been given to him by his wife, Joanne Woodward, when Newman took up automobile racing.

The original Daytona watches were not in demand when produced, and were inexpensive, but have gained rapid esteem among collectors, are known as the “Holy Grail” of collectible watches and fetch considerable prices at auction.

So there you have it!  Now…do you want one?  Get out your checkbook – but don’t worry – this is an amazing investment.  A collector’s item and a work of art.

Paul Newman Rolex Daytona eRelyxPaul Newman Rolex Daytona eRelyx

Paul Newman Rolex Daytona eRelyx

Check out the Rolex watches for sale through eRelyx.

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