On Trend: The Oversized Watch

We love the look of a man’s watch on a woman, and if there’s anything we’ve learned in our months of celeb-stalking, it’s that Hollywood agrees. It’s been a hot look for a while now, and, as the following feature (see below) from the September Issue (only the most important issue in the fashion magazine universe) of InStyle illustrates, the oversized watch trend is far from being just a fad.

Check out some of eRelyx’s favorite leading ladies working it in some large watches-

The favorite oversized watches of the celebs above? Anything by Rolex- including the Rolex Datejust, President, Daytona & Submariner and, from Cartier, the largest size of the popular Ballon Bleu model.

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Celebrity Watch: May 23, 2011

It was a big week at the eRelyx HQ for celebrity watch sightings- we were blinded by bling at last night’s Billboard Music Awards (Trey Songz, LL Cool J, 50 cent, Randy Jackson, to name a few) and excited by some of our favorite young stars out and about in luxury timepieces from the likes of Cartier (Joe Jonas) and Rolex (Minka Kelly, Whitney Port).

Photos courtesy of PR Photos (Will Ferrell photo-scan courtesy of People Magazine)

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Celebrity Watch: April 11

This week’s favorite celebrity-watch-photo-find: She might not have won last week’s eRelyx  ”who wore it best?” contest- but we still think Julianne Hough makes the Cartier Ballon Bleu even hotter. This pic of the starlet taken at a gala held over this past weekend is our favorite celebrity-watch-photo-find of the week. We love the way her watch takes center stage and the gold plays off the gold of her gorgeous mini dress. Since our first sighting of the starlet wearing the stunning watch, we’ve been unable to find her photographed without it- Does it have some sentimental value perhaps? A gift from beau Ryan Seacrest? We’re wondering…

Minka Kelly was sighted out and about in her go-to Rolex Datejust while Matthew McConaughey represents Tag Heuer- wearing the Carrera model during filming for his latest movie project “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

Charlize Theron rocks what we believe to be a black ceramic Dior watch (Theron is a spokesmodel for the brand) while out shopping and Aunt to Paris & Nicky Hilton/Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards flashes an oversized gold statement-making watch on the red carpet in Vegas.

We also sighted everyone’s favorite funny lady- Betty White- at a lunch held in her honor wearing a very classic and conservative timepiece we have yet to identify.

From the pages of US Weekly: Minka Kelly; Matthew McConaughey; Charlize Theron

Photos courtesy of PR Photos: Betty White; Kyle Richards; Julianne Hough

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Battle of the Brands: Omega vs. Breitling

Breitling is a brand of Swiss Watches produced by privately owned Breitling SA (originally founded by Léon Breitling in 1884). The watchmaker offers high-end Certified Chronometers designed primarily for aviation use. Breitling’s watches offer aviation functions, though their chronograph functions have become more of status symbols than practically applied tools. Notable models include the Super Avenger, the Emergency, the Chrono Avenger, Super Ocean and the Navitimer. Celebrity endorsers of the brand have included high-profile celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, John Travolta and, currently, Wayne Gretzky. Other noted fans of the brand include Man vs. Wild star- Bear Grylls and the Bentley automobile brand- demonstrating Breitling’s dual nature as both functional timepiece and emblem of status & luxury.

Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel, Switzerland and owned by the Swatch Group (originally founded in1848 by Louis Brandt). Omega is one of the most known and recognized watches in the world. Notable series of models for women & men include the Seamaster, Speedmaster, Constellation and Deville. Omega is the choice watch for NASA and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as the first watch on the Moon in 1969. At the 2006 Olympic Summer Games, Omega was the official Time Keeping device (Swimmer Michael Phelps endorses the brand). Starting in 1995, James Bond switched from Rolex to Omega Watches (today, Bond star Daniel Craig acts as a brand ambassador for the watch company). Other famous Omega wearers (past and present) are JFK, Prince William, VP Joe Biden, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford. We’ve also noted such celebrity Omega fans as Sofia Vergara, and Minka Kelly on the eRelyx blog.

So, now its your turn to voice your opinion. Which of these iconic brands do you prefer? Are you an Omega fan or do you favor Breitling over the rest? Vote today until Noon (EDT) on Friday, April 1, and don’t forget to check out the great inventory of Breitling and Omega watches for sale on eRelyx!


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Celebrity Watch

From Jessica Biel’s be-loved blue Hublot highlighted in March’s “I Really Love My…” section of People Style Watch, to Bradley Cooper’s Dior Homme watch featured in a fashion spread with co-star Abbie Cornish for April’s Marie Claire– These are the week’s Celebrity Watch Sightings…

(L-R: Bradley Cooper- Dior; Rob Kardashian- unknown (if you can ID Rob’s watch- let us know!); Holly Madison- Gucci; Jessica Alba- Rolex; Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray)- Rolex Submariner (interesting fact: McGrath loves his Rolex Submariner so much he even has the brand’s logo tattooed across his abdomen); Minka Kelly- Rolex Datejust; Jessica Biel- Hublot; Kevin McHale (of Glee)- unsure, possibly a swatch?; Mario Lopez- Panerai; Nicky Hilton- Rolex; Whitney Port- Rolex Datejust; Olivia Palermo- Vintage)

Photos Courtesy of PR Photos, Marie Claire (April 2011), People Style Watch (March 2011)

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