Celebrity Chefs and their Rolex Watches

The “celebrity chef” phenomenon has really transformed the way we see chefs. They no longer just stay in the kitchen, they’re also front-of-the-house, and even starring in their own TV shows.

Known not just for their cooking skills, but also for their impeccable taste and high standards, it’s not a surprise that many celebrity chefs wear Rolex.

Robust and elegant, Rolex watches are strong enough to withstand the heat and are perfect style statements when it’s time to face the crowd. Here are the celebrity chefs who love their Rolex:


Day-Date White Gold


Rolex President Day-Date on Bobby Flay 

The Rolex President Day-Date has become a symbol of success, because of the many world leaders who have chosen to wear it.

It’s perfect for Bobby Flay who truly embodies success in the culinary field. The multi-tasking Iron Chef, Food Network star, cookbook author and successful restaurateur wears an 18k white gold Rolex Day-Date.


Submariner Vintage 1680


Rolex Submariner Vintage on Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is not only known for his skills in the kitchen and his success as a restaurateur – he’s also famous for his fiery temper and colorful personality.

His exacting standards show even in his choice of timepieces. Gordon may have a relatively small collection of watches but they’re top notch – it includes the Rolex GMT-Master, Yacht-Master, and several Submariners, including this vintage ref 1680.


Explorer II Orange Hand


Rolex Explorer II on Jeff Mauro

Food Network star Jeff Mauro may be relatively new on the scene, but he’s already on a roll. He’s the host of two shows, including the Emmy-nominated Sandwich King.

Known for his upbeat hosting style and comedic timing, Jeff likes to keep it casual in the kitchen. He wears the white dial Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand, also known as “The Polar.”


Datejust Blue Dial Baton
Chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain wore a blue dial Rolex Datejust as his everyday watch. He also owned a Rolex Oyster Perpetual and Rolex Milgauss.



Yachtmaster Everose Gold


Rolex Yachtmaster 40 on Emeril Lagasse

Chef Emeril Lagasse is one of the pioneers of the “celebrity chef” movement. A famous chef since the 1990s, he was one of the first to star in TV shows, author books and own restaurants under his name.

Emeril isn’t as visible on TV these days, but his restaurants continue to flourish. He wears a Rolex Yacht-Master 40 in steel and Everose Gold.


Submariner Ceramic


Rolex Submariner on Tyler Florence


Tyler Florence has been in the industry for twenty years; and shows no signs of stopping. The Food Network veteran not only has his own cooking show, cookbooks, and restaurants, he’s also ventured into filmmaking and technology startups.

For the man who wears many different hats, the Rolex Submariner is the perfect choice. The iconic dive watch can go from kitchen to boardroom, and beyond.


Yachtmaster Regatta Yellow Gold


Rolex Yacht-Master II on Guy Fieri


Guy Fieri, also known as the Mayor of Flavortown and the host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, can definitely work a room. His energy, enthusiasm, and loud fashion sense are hard to miss, and so is his choice timepiece.

Guy wears the 44mm Rolex Yacht-Master II in solid 18k yellow gold. Paired with a bright blue Cerachrom bezel, this is a watch for those who can handle the spotlight.




PHOTO CREDITS: Gordon Ramsay from Masterchef Instagram page / Jeff Mauro from Food Network Instagram page / Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, and Guy Fieri from their respective Instagram pages / Tyler Florence from FoodNetwork.com
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