The Watches of John Legend

Singer-songwriter, actor, and producer John Legend is at his prime. Just two years after making history as the first black man, and one of the youngest to achieve EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) status, he’s set to go on an extensive tour this summer.

With such a busy schedule, John keeps his style minimalist with pieces that let him jet-set around the world in comfort. To keep his ensembles far from boring, he embraces color and accessorizes with standout timepieces. Check out the watches we’ve spotted on John Legend, on and off-duty.


Rolex Cellini Dual Time


Rolex Cellini Dual Time in Rose Gold

In his recent cover for Vanity Fair, John donned a Rolex Cellini Dual Time, which features a subdial at 6 o’clock to show the second time zone. The Dual Time is one of four models under the contemporary Rolex Cellini line, each having a curved 39mm case and a simple black lacquered dial, or an intricate guilloché dial with the ‘rayon flammé de la gloire’ motif.


Daytona Diamond


Rolex Daytona Platinum with pavé diamond dial

In last year’s Grammys, John matched his gray suit with the ultra lavish Platinum Rolex Daytona ref 116576. In place of the Daytona’s tachymeter bezel are 36 baguette cut diamonds, while its dial is paved with 437 round diamonds, leaving just enough room for three registers and hour, minute, and seconds hands in ice blue.



Omega Seamaster James Bond


Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition

In his recent shoot for Rollercoaster Magazine, John was sporting the latest Bond timepiece from Omega – the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. This piece takes us back to the Brosnan-era Seamaster (above), this time with a 42mm titanium case, tanned lume, and a mesh titanium bracelet. It sets itself apart from its Seamaster siblings, but in a very subtle way.


Seamaster Bond



AP Royal Oak Rose Gold


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

If there is one timepiece that John wears most often, it’s the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. In fact, it’s probably the only watch he wears when off-duty. We’ve spotted John with the 41mm rose gold blue dial model (above), another rose gold model with an alligator strap, and a solid yellow gold Royal Oak Chronograph.

Although his relationship with the brand has been low-key, John has actually collaborated with them on the John Legend Millenary Pianoforte – a musically themed watch in 18k white gold, with piano keys drawn on the dial. The limited edition timepiece has only 500 pieces available.


AP Royal Oak Chronograph



Bvlgari Octo Solotempo


Bvlgari Octo Solotempo

It’s striking Gerald Genta-designed case aside, what really makes the Bvlgari Octo unique is its very thin case. The Octo is home to one of the world’s thinnest automatic movements, and while it’s designs can be worn anywhere, it’s a favorite on the red carpet because it fits so well under the cuff.






PHOTO CREDITS: John wearing Rolex Cellini from Vanity Fair / John wearing Omega Seamaster from Rollercoaster Magazine / John wearing Audemars Piguet from GQ (Gold watch) and Upscale Hype (rose gold watch) / John wearing Bvlgari from Yahoo! Style
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