It seems safe to say that Mark Wahlberg loves watches.
At the very least, the actor seems to take great joy in the access his decades in the limelight have given him to the finer things in life. It’s easy to see why, as being a star has allowed him to show off a timepiece as glorious as the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Celebrating 100 Years of Speed like it’s no big deal.
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On Thursday, Wahlberg posted two videos to Instagram highlighting the latest additions to his shoe closet. We’re sure sneakerheads will find plenty of interest in the two clips—especially the two pairs of Terror Squad-branded Nike Air Force 1s from Fat Joe—but what really caught our eye was the watch the actor is wearing. No guesswork is needed, either, as the actor quickly identifies the Daytona at the beginning of both posts.
“When it rains, it pours—and no, I’m not talking about the Le Mans,” he says before showing off his new Nikes.
The watch may not be the star of videos, but it’s easy to see why Wahlberg would want to draw attention to it. In June, Rolex released a new 18-karat white gold version of its hottest timepiece to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 40mm watch, Ref. 126529LN, has a black Cerachrom bezel with “100” in red on its tachymeter scale, a reverse panda dial with a black backdrop and white registers (just like a Paul Newman Daytona), and a white-gold Oyster bracelet. Additionally, it’s powered by the caliber 4132 movement, which allows the chronograph function to count to 24 hours instead of just 12. The only difference between this Daytona and the version presented to the winners of this year’s race is that this version has an open exhibition caseback instead of an engraved solid caseback.
This isn’t the first time Wahlberg has shown off a dazzling timepiece on Instagram. In March, Jacob & Co. posted a video of the actor wearing the $150,000 Epic X “Boston Edition.” The Daytona may cost just over a third of that at $51,400, but we know which one we’d rather own.
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