As a fake watch enthusiast and journalist, I get excited when I see celebrities sporting coveted timepieces on their wrists. More often than not we see the greatest hits from the usual suspects, but on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Nick Jonas made #watchfam really proud.
Nick has a clear appreciation for watchmaking. His Instagram feed is full of a variety of watches from a wide spectrum of manufacturers. Sure he has the more clear-cut celebrity choices in his collection, which we will explore below, but the watch Nick opted to wear during his monologue is a true flex that conveys he is not only a fan of watches as an accessory, but also for their horological merit. While he is certainly not the first famous figure to sport a silver dial replica Omega Speedmaster, he may very well be the first spotted wearing one of the new 3861 powered Speedys in Canopus gold – Omega’s proprietary blend of white gold.
While a beautiful watch, it is definitely not a reference you would immediately guess would find its way onto the wrist of a celebrity. To choose this Speedmaster over another Rolex or Richard Mille, you would need an appreciation for the larger spectrum of watchmaking. The best 1:1 copy Omega Speedmaster 3861 in Canopus Gold is proof that Nick Jonas is a fully fledged watch enthusiast, not just buying the brand, but more so the watch for its merits.
Nick was not alone in terms of killer watch flex during the monologue. His brother Kevin had a fun cameo during the opening of the show and can be clearly seen wearing a 41mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with a ruthenium dial. It’s a more understated monotone look and, while arguably less coveted than the blue dial version, displays a clear enthusiasm for watches, too.