Armie Hammer still wears the watch he gifted himself after he booked his first lead role in The Lone Ranger.
The actor, who serves as a spokesman for the watch brand Breitling, became a fan of the company’s luxury pieces after buying one from his father after he was cast in the adventure film.
“My first nice watch was a Breitling Navitimer,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter of the purchase. “I bought it from my dad.”
The star tells the publication he purchased the item before filming on the production, in which he appeared alongside Johnny Depp, began.
Hammer’s appreciation for Breitling extended to an endorsement deal last year (17), and now the 32 year old wears pieces from the brand’s inventory exclusively.
The Call Me By Your Name star also prizes his rose-gold, limited-edition automatic Navitimer 1 and vintage pocket watch.
“It’s a Patek Philippe that was owned by my great-grandfather,” he shares, referring to industrialist Armand Hammer. “And it still works.”
Hammer’s involvement with Breitling has given him an appreciation for what a well-crafted watch represents. During the sit down with the publication, he sported a 42mm Premier B01 Chronograph in stainless steel.
“You look at a piece like this, and you see the history behind it,” he shares. “You also see that it’s beautiful, it’s understated, it does everything you need a watch to do. Without it screaming in someone’s face, ‘I have a nice watch, so go f**f yourself’.”
The California native has previously shared his approach to fashion is similar to they way he crafts looks for characters he’s portraying: “It’s all about being comfortable and assuming what you’re wearing, taking possession and ownership and it’s the same thing with a character.”
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