The Watches of Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is best known as the hazmat suit-wearing Walter White in Breaking Bad, but in real life, he has a sharp sense of style.

The award-winning actor just knows what works. While he always looks dapper on the red carpet, for less formal affairs, he keeps his looks ruggedly handsome. On his wrist are well-curated timepieces that will never go out of style. Check out the watches of Bryan Cranston:



Rolex Datejust 41

One of Bryan’s favorite timepieces is the Rolesor Rolex Datejust 41. This handsome watch works well with a wide range of outfits with its satin and polished 904L stainless steel finish and fluted bezel in 18-karat white gold.



A sunburst blue dial adds a dashing pop of color to the otherwise monochromatic timepiece, while an Oyster bracelet elevates the look. The luminous baton markers and hands filled with Chromalight lume emit a bright blue hue for up to 8 hours, which makes for easy reading in dark environments and low-light conditions.




Cartier Tank Louis

The Tank Louis is a Cartier Tank at its finest. Created by Louis Cartier in 1918, it set the standard for all succeeding Tank watches. No wonder Bryan reserves it for the red carpet.

Bryan’s preferred version has all the hallmark Cartier details and a quartz movement under its hood. Its rounded and polished brancards slide well under the cuff, while the play of the black Arabic numerals on a crisp white dial, and matching blued steel sword hands and cabochon lend interest to the timeless design. Worn on a black alligator strap with a gold tang buckle, this watch is as classic as it gets.




Tag Heuer Monaco

For his role as Walter White, Bryan has added to the remarkable screen appearances of the Tag Heuer Monaco. One of the first automatic chronographs in history, the Monaco is a pioneer of left-sided crowns and an icon in the watch realm. Avid fans of Breaking Bad know that Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) gifted the teacher-turned-drug dealer the iconic timepiece.



The model received by Walter White in the show is the Monaco Caliber 12 ref. CAW2111.FC6183, which boasts a similar design to the original 1969 version worn by Steve McQueen. It pays homage to the brand’s racing heritage with its blue reverse panda dial and red accents.

Technical features such as the automatic Caliber 12 which is viewable through a sapphire caseback and a crown on the right side make for a modern, stylish timepiece.




Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Bryan’s most recent acquisition is the candy-colored Rolex Oyster Perpetual in a flamboyant coral dial. This new generation of the Oyster Perpetual actually has vintage inspiration – the Day-Date’s “Stella” dials from the 1970s.



The name came from a Swiss company called Stella that supplied Rolex with lacquer and pigments to produce these boldly colored dials. Revived in 2020, they now appear in the enduring Oyster Perpetual line, adding a striking and unexpected touch to the barebones Rolex.

Aside from the painted squares beside each hour marker, Bryan’s OP of choice also has “double bars” at 3, 6, and 9 positions, giving it maximum wrist presence.


PHOTO CREDITS: Main image of Bryan by Daniel Zuchnik/FilmMagic for Getty Images / Bryan wearing Rolex Datejust and Rolex Oyster Perpetual by Getty Images

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