Celebrity Watches: Petra Represents the Ecclestones with a Rolex Daytona

We’ve written quite a few blogs about Tamara and Petra Ecclestone and their love of expensive watches.  However, we haven’t seen them out and about recently.  Fortunately, we spotted Petra in London sporting an amazing gold Rolex Daytona.  Seems like the Daytona continues to be a favorite of male and female celebrities alike.  We don’t see a problem with that!

Check out Petra and her Rolex Daytona below.

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Rolex, Rolex Daytona, Tamara Ecclestone, Petra Ecclestone, celebrity watches

Your turn Tamara.

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Photos by PR Photos.

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Cartier Says that the Ballon Bleu is its Best Selling Watch

Cartier recently reported that the Ballon Bleu is its best selling watch. That was no surprise. For months we’ve been gushing about how much we love the line. Check out all of our blogs on the Cartier Ballon Bleu.

What was a surprise was Cartier’s explanation of why the line is doing so well. Here is the explanation given by Chief Executive Officer Bernard Fornas: “Bigger watches are losing a bit of ground today. When you are in crisis periods you show off less and you have shapes that are more discreet and more ergonomic. The feel-guilty factor is very important.”  Read the entire article here.

I understand that he’s the boss and has access to plenty of consumer research, but I disagree with him. The Ballon Bleu is doing well for two main reasons:
1. It looks amazing.
2. Celebrities are wearing it, giving it more exposure.

If his explanation is true, why did Rolex recently start making larger Datejust models? And why is Audemars Piguet doing so well?

Check out all of the celebs wearing the Ballon Bleu.

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Kris Kardashian, Ballon Bleu, Cartier, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Celebrity watches
Tamara Ecclestone, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, Cartier
Adriana Lima, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Cartier, celebrity watches
Johnny Depp, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, Cartier
Julianne Hough, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, Cartier
Ozzy Osbourne, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Cartier, celebrity watches

Photos by PR Photos.

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Lilly Ghalichi – Fashion Entrepreneur, Attorney, Watch Lover

We love watches – you know that.

You also know that one of our favorite trends is women wearing oversized watches.

In 2010 we praised Jennifer Aniston.  What’s not to love – she’s talented, attractive, likeable, and has a great collection of oversized watches.

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In 2011 Tamara Ecclestone and Sofia Vergara were all over eRelyx.  Both women love oversized watches (including our absolute favorite, the Cartier Ballon Bleu).

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Sofia Vergara, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Cartier, celebrity watches, oversized watches, luxury watch

Well, it’s 2012.  Who will step up to be our favorite oversized watch-wearing celebrity?  While it’s still early, we have a front-runner: Lilly Ghalichi.

Who?

You heard us.  Lilly Ghalichi.  Okay, so by most standards, she’s not a true celebrity.  But why not?  Paris Hilton is a celebrity.  Kim Kardashian is a celebrity. Heck, Snooki is a celebrity.  Admittedly, we stumbled on Lilly as we were browsing PR Photos to find other celebrities wearing watches.  But what is stopping Lilly from becoming a celeb?  Not much.  She’s easy on the eyes – you can be the judge below.  She’s smart – she’s a licensed attorney in California!!  She’s a budding fashion entrepreneur – her company, Femme Noir Swimgerie, recently merged with Have Faith Swimwear and the joint company will re-launch early this year.  She’s not afraid of the spotlight – every room in her house has red carpet (okay, we made that up).  She knows the difference between then & than and your & you’re. And the key to becoming a celebrity – she loves amazing watches.  In our ‘Twinterview” with Lilly, she claimed, “I love watches. They’re so sexy on men and women.”  We couldn’t agree more!

Check out Lilly wearing two of her favorites – a gold Rolex President and a white ceramic Chanel J12.  Expect big things from Lilly in 2012 and beyond.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.  Hopefully these photos will inspire other young stars to wear watches on the red carpet.

And don’t be afraid to follow Lilly on Twitter: @LillyGhalichi

Photos by PR Photos and Lilly Ghalichi.  Special thanks to Lilly Ghalichi for her “Twinterview” (eRelyx calls dibs on that term if it hasn’t already been claimed. Def: Interview via Twitter.)

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Tamara Ecclestone Spending Too Much?

Billionaire Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone is worried that his daughters, Petra and Tamara Ecclestone are spending the $5B that he set aside for them too quickly.

According to sources, “the 81-year-old Formula 1 owner has watched his girls spend millions renovating their luxurious homes and purchasing high-end cars, clothes and accessories.”  In an interview, Bernie stated, “The idea was that they’d buy super-quality property that would be long-term, for their children and everything else.”

A couple of questions:

1. What do you expect will happen if you give two fashionable girls $5B?  You don’t think that they’re going to buy a few cars, some jewelry and watches, and hundreds of shoes?

2. How can you spend $5B too quickly unless you’re buying super-quality property?  You think a $20K watch is going to make a dent in $5B?  Even a $2M yacht wouldn’t dent it.  In order for Bernie to worry about the girls running out of money, they’d have to start buying Groupon, Zynga, etc.

3. Bernie – you looking to adopt a son?  Let me know.

At least the girls are buying assets.  Cars, homes, jewelry, etc.  Those things can all be sold.  Take a look at Tamara’s watch collection – that’s worth real money.  Tamara – if you want to sell a few watches, let us know – we’ll help you out.  Commission free!!!  We know you’re hurting for cash.

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Tamara Ecclestone, Rolex Daytona, eRelyx, pre-owned luxury watches, celebrity watches, used watches

Tamara Ecclestone, celebrity watches, eRelyx, Cartier Ballon Bleu, used watches

Tamara Ecclestone, celebrity watches, eRelyx, Cartier Ballon Bleu, used watches

Audemars Piguet, Tamara Ecclestone, celebrity watches, used watches

Audemars Piguet, Tamara Ecclestone, celebrity watches, used watches

Audemars Piguet, Tamara Ecclestone, celebrity watches, used watches

Photos by PR Photos.

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Hottest Watches on the Market

Earlier in the year we ran eRelyx Watch Madness – an NCAA-style tournament to crown the hottest watch on the market.  The Panera Luminor Marina beat out the IWC Portuguese Chronograph in the finals.  (Click the bracket below for a larger version).

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We’ll be running another tournament soon.  In the meantime, tell us which watches are hot today.  Here’s our list, in no particular order:

Panerai Luminor Marina – who are we to argue with you, the readers.

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Cartier Ballon Bleu – this watch is on fire!  So hard to find pre-owned.  And so many celebs are wearing it – Johnny Depp, Tamara Ecclestone, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Hough, Ozzy Osbourne, Adriana Lima, etc.  (Click on the celebs’ names to see a picture of them wearing the watch).

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IWC Portuguese Chronograph – the runner up from last year.  Still very hard to find in great, pre-owned condition.  And if you do find one, it won’t come at a big discount to retail.

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Rolex Submariner Date or GMT-Master II with Ceramic Bezel – a classic, slightly redesigned.  Hard to argue with this legend.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore – a bit edgier.  Worn by a ton of celebs in the music and sports world – Jay-Z, Tamara Ecclestone, Novak Djokovic, LeBron James, Justin Timberland, etc.  (Click on the celebs’ names to see a picture of them wearing the watch).

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, luxury watch, eRelyx

IWC Yacht Club – yep, another IWC watch.  They know how to make solid, classic, attractive watches.  I’ll refrain from adding the Big Pilot, but it could be on the list.

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

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Tamara Ecclestone Loves Watches

Last year we crowned Jennifer Aniston as our Top Watch Celebrity.  Certainly celebs like Charlie Sheen and Jay Leno are owners of bigger and better watch collections, but we didn’t see as many pics of them wearing those watches.  And I think everyone would agree that Jennifer Aniston is more pleasant on the eyes.  Hence our decision to crown her as our 2010 Top Watch Celebrity.

So who is going to win this year?  Our money is on Tamara Ecclestone.  She’s in front of the paparazzi cameras often, is attractive, and has a heck of a watch collection.  Check her out at the Arthur Christmas premier in London over the weekend.

Looks like she’s rocking one of our favorites – a stainless steel Rolex Daytona with a white dial.

She’s also been seen wearing two of our other favorites – a Cartier Ballon Bleu and an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.

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Tamara Ecclestone Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore eRelyx luxury watch

We’re smitten.

Photos by PR Photos.

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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

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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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Poll: Who Wore it Best?

We’ve noticed Cartier’s Ballon Bleu appearing on the wrists of more and more young trendy celebs. The latest in Cartier’s line of watches, the Ballon Bleu design is a recently blogged about obsession here at eRelyx HQ, and apparently the Hollywood elite agree.

In today’s poll we want to know, who rocks the gold Cartier Ballon Bleu best?

Is it the all-american girl-next-door, country singer, dancer (…with the stars), and overall hottie Julianne Hough? Or the sassy & sexy Colombian import- Sofia Vergara? Or perhaps our newest celebutante obsession from across the pond? The british model/media personality/socialite and daughter of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone- Tamara Ecclestone.

It’s up to your votes to decide. Poll closes Friday at 3pm EDT. We’re sure this one wont be an easy call to make…


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