Legend by name, legend by nature, the singer, songwriter and judge on The Voice (just don’t judge him for it) is a musical icon and, like many an award-winning artist with a voice like poured velvet, he has an equally famous face strapped to his wrist most of the time. But what goes with Legend’s signature sleek, block-colour style?
Everyone with a collection worth discussing has a Rolex or two and in Legend’s (oyster) case, the first is a flashy take on the Daytona in platinum with more diamonds than a hip-hop awards show and ice-blue subdials. That’s matched by the far more classical yet often glossed-over Cellini Dual Time in rose gold.
Most recently, he was seen wearing the latest Bond watch, the Omega Seamaster 300m 007 Edition (one that we took a look at ourselves last issue). It suits him to a tee, though as it was for a magazine shoot Legend probably doesn’t own it himself. Still. We fell in love with it – there’s a good chance he did, too.
Whether that happens or not though, Legend’s first horological love is undoubtedly Audemars Piguet. The Royal Oak is his casual watch of choice, his off-duty icon of Gerald Genta goodness.
The specific watches riff on the theme of the classic Royal Oak rather than the chunkier Offshore, which would be a bit to over-the-top and macho for the singer (or anyone) in our opinion. Instead it’s pieces like the classic 41mm black-dialled Royal Oak or the white-dialled chronograph version he was seen wearing in the front row of a Lakers game last year. Both are, of course, in solid gold, bracelets and all. How else would they go with his awards?
The watchmaker has returned the love and Legend has actually collaborated with AP a little, specifically in the John Legend Millenary Pianoforte limited edition with a piano key dial. Subtle. But it doesn’t look like he’ll be shifting away from the Royal Oak any time soon. Unfortunately we won’t know for a while; he won’t be going on tour any time soon, either.