James Marsden’s Watch Collection
American actor James Marsden is Hollywood’s all-around handsome guy. His chiseled looks have earned him a wide variety of roles, from superhero to romantic lead. In his 25-year career, it’s clear that James strategy is longevity – preferring a steady and lucrative career both on TV and movies, over full-blown stardom.
This principle also applies to his personal style. James sticks to tried-and-tested pieces, like a perfectly tailored suit and well-fitting jeans. On his wrist are classically designed timepieces that transcend trends. Check out the watches we’ve spotted on James Marsden:
The IWC Portofino is an expression of understatement and good taste. The perfectly round watch has a laid-back and elegant design, featuring an uncluttered dial, minimalist hour markers and minute indices, and slim feuille hands.
James’ preferred model is the 8 Days Power Reserve, where the remaining energy can be read off the power reserve dial. The watch also comes with a small seconds display and date display. The elegant blue dial goes very well with James’ preferred suit color.
James is seen wearing the Rolex Cellini Date here for his GQ magazine cover shoot. The slim, 18k Everose gold round case fits perfectly under the cuff, while the black guilloché dial and leather strap provide elegant contrast.
The Cellini Date comes from a family of four modern Rolex Cellini dress watches – with Time, Date, Dual Time, and Moonphase functions.
IWC Portuguese Chrono
The IWC Portuguese Chronograph is one of the most classically-designed chronograph watches ever. Inspired by the timeless design of the first Portuguese watches in the 1930s, it has Arabic numerals, vertical subdials and thin propeller-style hands that keep the dial clean and organized.
Omega Speedmaster MoonWatch
The Omega Speedmaster is in every watch aficionado’s list for a reason – there really is no other watch quite like it. Its current design is still, in many respects, the same watch that was used by the Apollo astronauts in the lunar missions, and it is still being used today in manned space flight.
With a black dial and bezel, and stainless steel finish, the Omega Speedmaster MoonWatch has it all – history, functionality, and versatility.
James prefers to wear mid-sized watches with understated looks, so the Pilot Mark XVIII
is a perfect choice for his casual days off. A pilot watch kept to absolute essentials, the time only dial has contrasting, cream colored hour and minute markers, and blued steel hands on a clean black dial.
When the IWC Ingenieur was launched in 1954, it was the first sporting watch designed to endure the most severe conditions. Inspired by IWC’s passion for engineering, the company used materials commonly used in motorsport – such as ceramic and titanium – to create a watch that’s highly technical, yet sporty in design.
This is one of James’ largest and sportiest watches. At 42.5 mm, the Ingenieur Automatic Chronograph puts a little more heft on the wrist.
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PHOTO CREDITS: Main photo and James wearing IWC Portofino by Getty – Frazer Harrison / James wearing Rolex Cellini by GQ – Sebastian Kim / James wearing IWC Pilot Mark XVIII from James’ Instagram account / James wearing Omega Speedmaster by JustJared.com / Other photos from @IWC onTwitter