Director Martin Scorsese’s more than 50-year career has been marked by films of immense cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. Critical and financial successes like The Color of Money (1986), Gangs of New York (2002), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) are just some of his masterpieces.
A towering figure in cinema, and a long time lover of watches, it’s no surprise that Martin is also a long-time Rolex ambassador. He combined both interests in 2008, when he became a mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
As an arbiter of taste, what does Martin Scorsese wear on his wrist? Check out the timepieces of the legendary director.
Rolex President Day-Date 40 Blue Dial
Martin wears an 18k white gold Rolex President Day-Date 40 with a blue dial. Widely recognized as a status symbol, the Day-Date comes exclusively in gold or platinum.
A powerful statement piece, the Day-Date 40 comes in a 40mm case that’s larger than the traditional Day-Date. The contemporary size is matched by bold styling – with a sharply fluted bezel, faceted Roman numeral markers and polished center links.
Rolex Submariner Steel
One of the watches that has accompanied Martin in his career, is the ruggedly handsome Rolex Submariner in stainless steel. He wears the ref 16610, which was produced from the 1980s until 2010.
A diver’s tool watch at its core, many watch lovers wear the Rolex Submariner as a daily timepiece. With its versatile black dial and bezel, resilient all-steel finish and sleek construction, the Rolex Submariner is a timepiece for every occasion.
Ralph Lauren Automotive
While Martin heavily favors Rolex watches, he has one all-American timepiece in his watchbox: a Ralph Lauren Automotive. The watch speaks of Ralph Lauren’s love of cars and watchmaking, as it takes its design cues from rare vintage automobiles.
Rolex President Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold
Martin also wears the 18k yellow gold version of the Rolex Day-Date 40. The original Rolex President Day-Date donned by leaders the world over comes in the traditional 36mm size; and this is a modernized take that answers the trend for larger watches.
The Rolex Day-Date 40 is powered by the new generation Calibre 3255, which offers remarkable -2 to +2 seconds per day accuracy and 70 hours of power reserve.
Rolex Submariner Kermit
If Martin has the classic Rolex Submariner, he also has the unorthodox yet iconic Rolex Submariner Kermit. Launched in time for the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, the Kermit’s green bezel was a first in Rolex’s range.
Aside from the green bezel, the ref. 16610LV was also the first Submariner to display the time on a Maxi Dial with larger luminous hour markers and hands. Now discontinued, this version of the Kermit continues to be a prized collector’s item and remains in demand in the pre-owned market.
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PHOTO CREDITS: Main photo, photos wearing Rolex Day-Date from Rolex.com / Wearing Rolex Submariner from RolexForums.com/ Wearing Rolex Kermit from Watchuseek.com / Wearing Ralph Lauren from Reuters.com