Celebrities have shown throughout history that they can have unique tastes in wristwatches. Ever since the first influential person wore the first luxury watch, people have been interested in their favorite celebrities' watches. It does make sense that anyone who admires a celebrity would also want to wear that same brand of watch, but it did not originally start out that way. Let's trace the history of both past and present celebrities and definitive people, and the wristwatches they have worn. In this article we trace the history of fine timepieces and the definitive people who have worn them.

First Watch on the Moon: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

The Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph made history as the first watch to ever be worn on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wore these handwound watches chosen by Nasa in which Armstrong's is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washing D.C. Aldrin's watch is believed to be lost.

Famous Watches: James Bond

Some of the most famous ties between celebrities and watches are the James Bond's series of watches worn by the various actors have played the role of Agent 007. Although there are too many to name some of these include the following:

Rolex Submariner:

• Worn by James Bond in the Ian Fleming novels (his favorite was the Rolex Submariner 6538A)
• Worn first in James Bond films by Sean Connery in Dr. No in 1962
• Also worn by Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Sean Connery and George Lazenby in 10 other James Bond films

Breitling Top Time Diver Chrono with Geiger Counter:
• Worn by Ian Fleming himself in Thunderball in 1965

Omega Seamaster Professional & Seamaster Planet Ocean:
• Worn first by Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye in 1995 (Omega Seamaster 2541:80)
• Worn again by Brosnan in his 3 consecutive films (Omega Seamaster 2531.80)
• Worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale in 2006 (Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2900.50.91)
• Worn by Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace in 2008 (Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2201.50.00)

Modern Celebrities' Watches

Bono, the lead singer for U2 and passionate anti-poverty activist favors the Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual stainless steel model watch and the Rolex President. Charlize Theron, an Academy-Award winner for best actress loves to flaunt her Rolex Deep Sea in the Hollywood area, especially at L.A. Lakers game. Tom Hanks, the top actor in box office gross history and passionate environmentalist, has an affinity toward the Rolex Explorer on an Oyster Bracelet. Countless other influential people also prefer the Rolex brand.

Many other celebrities prefer other brands of Swiss watches. Tony Parker is the ambassador of the Tissot brand of luxury watches while Dwayne Wade is the ambassador for the Hublot Brand. Harrison Ford is known for wearing his Breitling Aerospace while Jennifer Aniston wears a vintage Cartier. The list goes on and on.

Conclusions on Celebrities' Watches

Celebrities are human beings just like us, however their achievements are measured through their level of visibility and the spotlight cast upon them. This includes the style of fashion they wear, especially their wristwatches. When any influential person wears a certain wristwatch, the wristwatch becomes iconic in the public eye. It can be said that the celebrity not only makes an influential statement about that watch, but the watch also makes an influential statement about that celebrity.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Javier Blanc and I am an avid watch connoisseur and collector. I frequently distribute information on fine Swiss watches. You can view a slideshow I put together on celebrities watches and visit my blog where have I posted a written guide at http://www.bestluxurywatchesonline.com/celebrities-watches/.