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Top 10 Most Watch-Able Moments of 2015

11:30 AM 11/24/2015

by Dale Chong and Alexis Faber

These high-profile timepieces earned their place in pop culture time.

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Watch: Courtesy of Bremont
  • John Mayer Drops Rolex Lawsuit

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    Singer John Mayer dropped a lawsuit in May that he’d filed against "watch dealer to the stars" Robert Maron. Mayer had alleged that the watch collector, from whom he’d apparently purchased more than $5 million worth of merchandise, had sold him counterfeit Rolexes, a claim the singer retracted. Charlie Sheen, a close friend of Maron’s, claimed it was all an act of revenge stemming from Sheen bumping Mayer off the cover of Rolling Stone.

  • Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th Birthday Piece

    Courtey of Raymond Weil Genève

    To celebrate what would have been Frank Sinatra’s centenary birthday, Raymond Weil introduced the 39.5mm Maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition ($1,395) with hands in, yes, blue against a silver dial. Only 1,212 pieces were produced to mark the Chairman of the Board’s Dec. 12, 1915, birthdate.

  • Tracy Morgan's Gold Rolex Wedding Cake

    Courtesy of Rolex; Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

    When Tracy Morgan married Megan Wollover in August, there was a surprise wedding cake for the groom (in chocolate with an Oreo filling) in the shape of a boxed gold­-and­-diamond Rolex.

  • Apple Watch's Fashionable Faces

    Joel Ryan/Invision/AP; Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Burberry

    The Apple Watch got major play on celebrity wrists when it was released in April. Bold-faced names such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Anna Wintour
and Karl Lagerfeld (with his own custom yellow-gold link bracelet) each sported one.

  • The Live and Let Die Rope-Cutting Rolex

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    The actual Rolex Submariner 5513 worn by Roger Moore as James Bond in 1973’s Live and Let Die sold at a Phillips auction in November for around $363,000. Art director Syd Cain designed the piece, which incorporated a buzz­saw bezel. The caseback is signed "Roger Moore 007."

  • Christian Grey's Playboy Omega

    Courtesy of Universal Pictures

    Some eye-catching watches earned screen time this year
— a Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible 3 Days Automatic on Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas, a Hamilton Khaki Belowzero on Matt Damon in The Martian — but the sexiest placement
had to be on Jamie Dornan’s wrist in Fifty Shades of Grey. His
 bossy billionaire wore an Omega Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Chronograph, "an Omega with three small dials," as per the book.

  • Kylie Jenner's Diamond Rolex

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    During her high school gradua­tion party in July, Kylie Jenner received a gift of a gold-and-diamond Rolex from boyfriend and rapper Tyga. She posted
 a shot of it on Instagram with the line, "It never ends!!!" Similar Rolex watches sell for $30,000 to $50,000.

  • Jimmy Fallon Surprises Father-in-Law on Air

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    In March, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon presented his ex­ Marine Corps father-in-law, 
Bill Juvonen, with a Bremont watch that he had found at one of the brand’s London stores. After discovering that only servicemen who had ejected from an aircraft (as Juvonen had in 1961) could buy the MB1 aviation watch, he made the special purchase.

  • New Celebrity Ambassadors

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    Three stars joined 
the ranks of celebrity endorsers: TAG Heuer named Tom Brady as its newest face, Pierce Brosnan shot ads for indie brand Speake Marin and Freida Pinto now will wear Audemars Piguet on the red carpet.

  • Arnold's New Line of Muscly Timepieces

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, long known for his fondness for Panerai, stormed the Baselworld watch fair this spring with an eponymous brand of weighty watches, most going from $600 to $1,500. Magnum says the pieces are inspired by
 "the metallic, military-style tools and weight-room equipment reminiscent of Schwarzenegger’s early career." Quite the wrist workout.

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