Jon Hamm’s Watches

Rolex Daytona Black Dial Chronograph on Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm’s Watch Collection


Jon Hamm has played dozens of roles since his acting career began in the 1990s, but he’s best remembered for playing Don Draper in the advertising drama, Mad Men.

Soon, however, people will come to realize just how versatile he really is. There were whispers of an Emmy for his comedic performance in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and he’s also doing action with Tom Cruise in next year’s Top Gun: Maverick.

Just like Jon’s colorful career, his on- and off-screen timepieces have run the gamut from robust sport watches to elegant dress pieces. Check out the watches of Jon Hamm, in reel and real life.


Rolex Daytona Black Dial Chronograph


Rolex Daytona Black Dial Chronograph

Our most recent watch spotting shows Jon wearing the black dial, stainless steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520. Launched in the Baselworld of 2000, this reference was presented with the first completely in-house movement that Rolex designed for the Daytona: the Calibre 4130.

Aside from the versatility of the stainless steel piece, the Calibre 4130 movement made it even more desirable. With its then new clutch design, it offered precise stops and starts of the seconds hand, a feature highly valued in watches used as chronographs.



Omega Seamaster 300M Blue Dial


Omega Seamaster 300M Blue Dial

We’ve seen Jon wear vintage Omega timepieces on Mad Men but in real life, he wears the emblematic blue Omega Seamaster 300M. Released in 1993, it marked commercial success for the Seamaster line, whose expertise was saturation divers like the 600 or 1200m PloProf.

It also marked a very important event in pop culture history – the first time that James Bond wore Omega, in 1995’s GoldenEye, starring Pierce BrosnanThat first appearance of a Seamaster in a 007 movie paved the way for the Omega and James Bond relationship to flourish until today.



Rolex GMT Master Black Bezel


Rolex GMT Master Black Dial

In the 2010 crime-thriller The Town, where Jon plays an FBI agent, he wore a Rolex GMT-Master with a black dial. The reference 16700 that you see here had quite a long production run from 1988 to 1999. They were initially only available in Pepsi bezels but were later on produced in black but in very small quantities. All the more reason to get this model!



Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duodate Rose Gold


Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duodate

Of course, the list won’t be complete without Jon’s watches in the iconic drama, Mad Men. Jon wore a medley of vintage and Art Deco timepieces for the show (which you can read about here), but the one that fans immediately recognize is his rose gold Grande Reverso.

Jon admits that he is really more of a “round watch face guy” in real life, but the Reverso’s Art Deco features and changing face made an impression on him. He eventually became a Jaeger LeCoultre ambassador during the show’s run.



Rolex Explorer I


Rolex Explorer I

In Season 4 of Mad Men, Don Draper switched to a Rolex Explorer I. The Explorer is Rolex’s classic sports model and was originally created for spelunkers and cave explorers. Despite being a tool watch, its pared down dial and timeless design made it suitable even for wearing under the cuff.



Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel


Rolex Submariner Date

In the 2014 sports drama Million Dollar Arm, Jon played a sports agent on the lookout for new talent. He sported a Rolex Submariner with the stainless steel bezel in various settings throughout the film — from the field to formal meetings — proving the versatility of the timepiece. If you’re looking for one watch to suit all occasions, make it this one.



Panerai Luminor Marina 44 Automatic


Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic

Earlier in his career, Jon wore a Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic. It’s easy to spot from afar with its two distinctive features — a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and a round date window at 3 o’clock. This is perfect if you’re looking for a robust watch with a back-to-basics look.





PHOTO CREDITS: Jon wearing Rolex Daytona by Action Press / Jon wearing Panerai from / Jon wearing Omega Seamaster from Pinterest / Movie and tv screenshots from
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