At eRelyx, we are gearing up for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans is this weekend – the drivers parade is today and the race starts tomorrow, finishes on Sunday. Celebrating 90 years this year as what is arguably the worlds most famous endurance race, Le Mans has certainly made its mark.
Ever wonder why the ignition for a Porsche is on the left hand side? Well, you can thank Le Mans. In the 1960s drivers ran to their cars, started them and then took off. By allowing the driver to start the ignition with his left hand and put the car into gear with his right, Porsche gained a few tenths of a second on the field. That’s the kind of attention to detail that leads to performance and luxury.
And speaking of luxury, there has been a longstanding history between auto-racing and luxury watches. Numerous Tag Heuer models have their roots in the sport of racing; the Carerra, Grand Carerra and Formula One all share performance racing as inspiration. Most notably, of course, is the Heuer Monaco made famous by Steve McQueen’s 1971 film “Le Mans” about (…wait for it…) this very race.
However this year’s Le Mans will NOT be sponsored by Tag Heuer, but by Rolex, the king of luxury watches. Porsche Design luxury watches are obviously rooted in racing, and both Breitling and Panerai have collaborated with several automakers on special edition watches, as well.
Looking for a great gift for that special lady in your life? Or maybe you’re just looking to treat yourself to a little something special under the tree this year… (Hey, we’re not judging!)
No matter the reason, we’ve got 5 incredible luxury watches that are sure to fit just about any woman’s style, and wont break the bank. Giving a gift this good is sure to earn you a spot on the Nice List.
And you know what that means… Blu Ivy Carter better move over because there’s about to be a more popular baby on the block… AND (more importantly), that Prince William may be in need of a few push present ideas for his soon-to-be baby mama.
While jewelry is nice, we think that a gorgeous high-end watch is the perfect marriage of luxury and function, making it an ideal push present for keeping new moms (Princess or not!) chic, and on schedule!
Luckily for Wills, we at eRelyx have three great watches we think his (or any!) princess mama would surely adore-
Leonardo DiCaprio looked as handsome as ever at Sunday evening’s Golden Globe awards. DiCaprio has been a prominent spokesperson for Tag Heuer for the last several years- so it was no surprise when the dapper actor turned it out on the red carpet in, none other, than a Tag Heuer Carrera 16 Calibre Day-Date in stainless steel & dressed up by the black leather strap.
But, there was one key thing missing from Leo’s arm on the red carpet this year…
On top of being an absolute bombshell, Heatherton also has excellent taste in watches- (check out pics of her sporting a gold Rolex Daytona here)- and think the two of them would make an absolutely gorgeous watch-wearing duo!
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