John Mayer’s Watch Collection

john mayer playing guitar wearing a watch

Even if you aren’t a fan of John Mayer, you probably know at least one of his songs. But did you know that he’s also a prominent watch collector?

The seven-time Grammy winner is well-known in the watch community and in the entertainment industry for his vast collection of watches.

With pieces that run the gamut from rare, short-lived models to popular collector’s favorites, it’s hard to tell exactly how many pieces he owns – but it’s apparent that he counts Rolex, Patek Philippe, and IWC among his favorites.

Here are some of the pieces we’ve spotted in John Mayer’s Watch Collection:

Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Bezel Mens Watch

The Rolex GMT-Master 116710 BLNR otherwise known as the “Batman” is one of the watches he brings on tour. The watch has a modern two-toned blue and black bezel and a travel time functionality that makes it perfect for people who hop in between timezones. He sometimes also wears his Rolex GMT II 116719 BLRO or “Pepsi” GMT in white gold on stage.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Extra Large Mens Watchbr

John is a fan of Patek Philippe and one of his favorites is the Aquanaut. He wears his timepiece on a rubber strap, which to some may be unfitting for a Patek, but it’s perfect for John who spends hours on stage.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Dial Chronograph Watchbr

As we mentioned, he likes rare, holy grail pieces, and counts the sought after vintage “Sigma” Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 as one of his favorites. When on tour though, he wears a modern version, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Dial Chronograph Watch 116500.


John Mayer Watches: He loves collecting incredibly special and rare timepieces. Among the “grail watches” he owns are thePatek Philippe 5970G, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Slim in 18k pink gold.

All of his photos were taken from his Instagram page.


IWC Big Pilot Automatic Stainless Steel Black Dial Mens Watchbr

The IWC Big Pilot is one of the watches most associated with John, especially when he was starting as a watch collector. In fact, his tour managers even called him “Big Pilot”, as he always loved to wear one on stage.

We see him wearing other watches on tour now. However, judging by the number of Big Pilots he owns (around 15), it remains a favorite.

Rolex Explorer II White Dial Steel Mens Watchbr

John considers his Rolex Explorer II his first “real” watch, and by that he probably means luxury watch. He did it following the release of his breakthrough album, Room for Squares in 2001. He hasn’t stopped collecting watches since.

Tudor Heritage Automatic Bronze Dial Mens Watch
While John has extremely rare and expensive watches in his collection, he isn’t a watch snob. He actually reviews entry-level watches from time to time! Tudor is one of the watches he likes, as the price makes it accessible for first-time collectors. It also reminds longtime enthusiasts of the thrill of collecting.





PHOTO CREDITS: Main Photo By Eric Chan (Flickr) licensed by CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons / other photos from John Mayer’s official Instagram page (
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