If there is anyone in Hollywood who can do no wrong right now, it’s Timothée Chalamet. Whatever he wears becomes a trend. Any film he’s in is a hit. Even his slightly random sense of humour on his social media is deemed ‘alternative’ and therefore cool.
It’s clear that everything he does, says or wears is carefully considered. He knows how to dictate his own narrative just as well as he knows how to create and manage hype and hysteria around him. It’s why we are not surprised in the slightest by the luxury replica watches we’ve caught a glimpse of on his wrist. Photos of him wearing timepieces are few and far between – perhaps in keeping with what you’d expect from your average 27 year old – so when he does decide to wear a copy watch, it’s fair to say there is a motive or a story behind it.
Case in point at last year’s Venice Film Festival where given the shared French chicness, you’d assume Timothée Chalamet has been working with perfect replica Cartier for years. In actual fact, the watchmaker’s ‘Friend of the house’ partnership with Chalamet was only announced in 2021 to coincide with the Dune premiere at the same glitzy festival, when he took to the red carpet wearing a dazzling selection of vintage super clone Cartier jewellery that included a vintage brooch in 18k white gold, diamonds and onyx cabochon.
Crucially, on that occasion, he was sans watch – in a sparkling outfit by his friend, the designer, Haider Ackermann. That was put right with his appearance on the red carpet of Bones and All where he wore a cheap fake Cartier Tank à Vis double time zone from 2002 in white gold. That the watch was paired with one of his more, let’s say, messy red carpet outfits – comprising what looks like a knitted Bode cardigan, camouflage cargo shorts and black boots – does not diminish the near-perfect synergy that exists between Timothée Chalamet and the AAA quality replica Cartier Tank.
Entirely by accident rather than design, the best 1:1 replica Cartier Tank is perhaps the world’s first example of a gender-neutral watch. Despite the fact that its name and main design inspiration come from the tire treads of a Renault tank, there is something undeniably pretty and chic about the watch. Perhaps that’s why it has been worn by people as diverse as Princess Diana, Jacqueline Onasiss, Muhammed Ali and Rudolph Valentino, without diminishing their femininity or masculinity one iota. While not one of his most daring red carpet outfits – that accolade belongs to a matching red trouser and halter neck blouse combo which revealed a lithe and toned back – Swiss made fake Cartier’s association with Chalamet cleverly helps to position the maison not only at the heart of the red carpet action but also the new gender-bending, cross-dressing style of masculinity that Monsieur Chalamet has helped to popularise.
After a few years in the doldrums in late ‘90s and early ’00s when the fashion shifted towards big clunky tool watches, the fortunes of the Tank and Cartier replica watches for sale in general over the past 10 years have soared. For some naysayers, Cartier will always be a jeweller first, watchmaker second. And yet, this is exactly why its legions of devoted fans male and female love the brand. A focus on form: that iconic tire tread, unusual rectangular case and distinctive decoration such as the bejewelled cabochon crown and roman numeral dial – rather than movements and complications – ensures that Cartier makes watches unlike any other. In a world of tool watches, the high qualty replica Cartier Tank has no other function than to look glamorous, and can be worn with jeans and trainers as both an everyday beater and as a red carpet dazzler a là Paul Mescal and, of course, Chalamet.
His dual time version is likely to be a vintage piece from the brand’s now defunct Collection Privé copy Cartier Paris line which ran from 1998-2008 and revived and modernised unusual designs from the brand’s storied back catalogue. At first glance the dual timezone dial looks like a regular dial until you see that it has been split in half to show two time zones in a symmetrical configuration. It is ingenious, elegant and somewhat trippy, like a piece of haute horological op-art, and one of the reasons what pieces from Collection Privé such as the Chinoise, Asymetrique, and Chinoise – all remixes of the Cartier Tank replica paypal – have been reaching new heights at auction. Is it any wonder, when all of them look as good on men and women alike?
And before rocking this best quality replica Tank, the only other notable watch flex from Chalamet wasn’t too dissimilar in shape, size and iconic status. Back in 2018 when Chalamet exploded onto the scene for his performance in Call Me by Your Name, he hit the awards campaign hard and although he didn’t win Best Actor at the Oscars, life would never be the same again for him. At the Golden Globes, the Baftas and the Oscars, if people weren’t already convinced that he was the real deal, his choice of wristwear provided ample evidence to suggest he was someone of exacting tastes.