From SwissWatchExpo… Spotlight on: the watches of
legendary director, Martin Scorsese. 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, Gangs of New York, and The Wolf of Wall
Street 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. Martin wears an 18 karat 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 40 millimeter 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.
Martin also wears the 18 karat 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 36 millimeter size. This is a modernized take that
answers the trend for larger watches. The Rolex Day-Date 40 is powered by
the new generation Calibre 3-2-5-5, which offers remarkable minus 2 to plus 2 seconds
per day accuracy, and 70 hours of power reserve. One of the watches that has
accompanied Martin in his career, is the ruggedly handsome Rolex
Submariner in stainless steel. He wears the reference 1-6-6-1-0, 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. Enjoying this video so far? Subscribe to
our channel, and get updates on new videos. 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.
Now discontinued, this version of the Kermit
continues to be a prized collector's item, and remains in demand in the pre-owned market. 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 owned by the American designer. Much like his films, Martin Scorsese’s
watches are memorable and enduring. Which watch was your favorite?
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