Watches of Stand Up Comedians

The Watches of Stand Up Comedy Kings: Seinfeld, Chappelle and more

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There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now; and there’s nothing like laughter to help us get through it. Luckily, there’s an insane amount of comedy specials streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and the like, for those times when you just need to decompress.

We binge-watched stand-up comedy specials during the quarantine and can’t help but notice the bevy of watches on comedians’ wrists. We’ve ID-ed the timepieces of Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Aziz Ansari, and more:

 

Daytona Ceramic Bezel Chrono

 

Dave Chappelle

Dave has been doing stand up comedy for decades, but only in 2016 did he appear on Saturday Night Live. The wait was worth it, however, as he earned his first Emmy Award for his controversial monologue.

He returned to SNL for a cameo in 2019, and we spotted the Rolex Daytona Ceramic Bezel Chronograph on his wrist. Introduced in 2016, the Cerachrom-equipped edition of the stainless steel Daytona, was the Daytona that every watch collector was waiting for. It became the hottest watch of 2016; and continues to have a years-long waiting list until today.

 


 

President Day-Date Yellow Gold Diamond

 

Kevin Hart

Kevin has one of the most extensive watch collections among celebrities today, with multiple models of Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet watches, and a couple of Richard Milles thrown in.

For his What Now comedy special, Kevin stuck to the classic Rolex President Day-Date. His choice model was an 18k yellow gold, diamond embellished style, to match his gold jewelry and microphone.

 


 

Aerospace Titanium

 

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry has been a huge Breitling fan since his Seinfeld days. He has been known to wear only Breitling watches for decades, aside from a few Tag Heuer pieces. His Breitling collection runs the gamut from classic Navitimer models, to limited edition styles.

In his Netflix special 23 Hours to Kill, Jerry wore the Breitling Aerospace Titanium throughout the show, and in the trailer, giving the watch lots of airtime. The Aerospace is a highly-functioning watch, packed with a range of features designed for use in aviation. The features of the titanium watch include a chronograph, minute repeater, two-timezone display and a calendar.

 


 

Submariner Date 40mm

 

Louis C.K.

Louis has a very special bond with his Rolex Submariner ref 16610, which he wears in all his specials and TV appearances. The watch was gifted to him by fellow comedian Chris Rock, after he and Tina Fey helped Rock in writing a movie.

Chris gave Louis and Tina a Rolex Submariner each for their efforts, but in true fashion, Rock had the caseback inscribed with the words “Thanks for the help, mother******!”

 


 

AP Royal Oak Black Dial

 

Trevor Noah

Trevor is a true watch aficionado, with a collection that includes several powerhouse brands such as Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet. He has a couple of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore timepieces, and he tends to love wearing them during his appearances.

For his stand-up special Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, he wore one of his more classic AP Royal Oak watches — a stainless steel model with a black Tapisserie dial.

 


 

Submariner Vintage 5508

 

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari has a penchant for vintage Rolex watches. He began his collection with the Rolex Explorer and Rolex Day-Date, but we spotted a new addition to his watch box: a vintage Rolex Submariner ref 5508. Aziz wore the timepiece in his 2019 Netflix special Right Now.

The Rolex Submariner ref 5508 marked an important point in the Submariner’s history, as it was the last reference to carry a 100m depth rating. It’s also known for its “small” crown, and the absence of crown guards.

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Jerry Seinfeld from 23 Hours to Kill on Netflix / Kevin Hart from What Now on Netflix / Aziz Ansari from Right Now on Netflix / Trevor Noah from Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia on Netflix / Louis CK from RolexMagazine.com
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