Familiar Faces

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 December, 2010, 12:00am

For him

1 Chen Daoming

Tag Heuer

He's one of China's most famous actors and now he is one of TAG Heuer's brand ambassadors. Chen Daoming gained popularity in 1985 when he starred as a main character in the TV drama, The Last Emperor. The Swiss luxury watchmaker, known for its sports watches and chronographs, has an impressive line-up of stars as ambassadors.

2 Jon Hamm

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 986

The Mad Men star has teamed with Jaeger-LeCoultre to help showcase the brand's new Hybris Mechanica, a series comprising three watches: the Hybris Mechanica a Grande Sonnerie, the Hybris Mechanica ? Gyrotourbillon and the Hybris Mechanica ? Triptyque.

3 Bruce Willis


IWC gets cameo roles in the blockbuster Red with Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich. Willis sports the Pilot's Watch Mark XVI Automatic in stainless steel while Freeman wears the Portuguese Chronograph in stainless steel with a black dial and alligator strap.

4 Rafael Nadal

Richard Mille RM 027 Tourbillon

When Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows in the final of the US Open in September, he held the trophy aloft wearing a Richard Mille RM 027 Tourbillon watch on his wrist. The timepiece is the lightest mechanical watch ever created.

5 Sylvester Stallone

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta

Macho movie star Sylvester Stallone sports a Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante in his new movie, The Expendables. Only 500 of the chronometer-certified limited editions will be made. It has a split-second chronograph that counts down the five minutes to the start of a yacht race.

For her

1 Sandy Lam

Piaget Limelight Jazz Party

Swiss watchmaker Piaget turned to Hong Kong pop diva Sandy Lam to help it promote its Limelight Jazz Party Collection, which includes an 18-carat white-gold watch, set with 313 brilliant-cut diamonds and 28 trapeze-cut diamonds on the case, 18K whitegold folding clasp set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds.

2 Pink

Van Der Bauwede Good Luck Baby

Van Der Bauwede often moves in celebrity circles and for singer Pink he created the Good Luck Baby. It has a Swiss mechanical movement in an oval case with diamonds and sapphires on the bezel and a skull and other colourful elements on the dial.

3 Michelle Obama

Cartier Steel Tank Francaise

Michelle Obama chose a Cartier Steel Tank Francaise, with a yellow-gold octagonal crown set with faceted sapphire, when she posed for the official White House portrait.

4 Bachchan, Winslet, Chi-ling

Longines DolceVita

The latest addition to the Swiss watchmaker's DolceVita collection was released in September and soon found its way on the wrists of actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kate Winslet and Lin Chi-ling. Combining steel and yellow or rose gold, the slender rectangular stainless steel case is coupled with a polished steel link bracelet and its face is protected by a curved scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

5 Veronica Varekova


Hublot and Czech supermodel Veronica Varekova, an ambassador for the African Wildlife Foundation, have joined together to promote Hublot's new women's watch line. Varekova is Hublot's first celebrity representative for its women's collection.