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Wristwatches in Series 4 of Succession Continue to Impress

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If you haven’t been watching Succession as a watch fan, you’ve severely been missing out. Not only does the Jesse Armstrong series offer incredible writing, drama, cringe worthy moments, hilarity and an insight into the megalomaniacal and Machiavellian Roy family as they duel it out for money and status but it’s also a watch collector’s dream. So without further ado, here are the Succession wristwatches you need to know about from series 4.

As well as being amazing television, it offers what feels like a documentary style insight into the lives of the uber rich, with father Logan Roy famously tossing aside a gifted Patek Philippe wristwatch from wannabe son-in-law Tom Wambsgans in the pilot episode. If that isn’t a statement of just how rich someone is, I don’t know what is.

Succession Season 4 Richard Mille

There are many other watches from the first three seasons that deserve to be mentioned, such as the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea given to Greg from Kendall, or Kendall Roy’s wristwatches like the Vacheron Harmony Mono-Pusher Chronograph and Traditionelle World Time. Or the pinnacle of Kendall’s watch collection, the Nautilus 5711. However, with series 4 fresh on our screens, let’s focus on the new wristwatches that we’ve spotted.

Rolex Predator Bamford Watch Department

Kendall Roy’s Rolex Predator from Bamford Watch Department

For the new series, Kendall Roy wears a blacked out, large watch. Given his character, it’s no surprise that it’s a customised Rolex, specifically the Rolex Predator from Bamford Watch Department. He’s also been spotted wearing some sort of salmon dial silver watch in series 4 episode 3, which fits the bill of a salmon dial Patek Philippe akin to the Ref. 5320G, although it hasn’t been confirmed.

Richard Mille RM67-01 Extra Flat

Kendall Roy’s Richard Mille RM67-01 Extra Flat

However, Kendall Roy’s star wristwatch this series has been the Richard Mille he wore in episode 4 in the aftermath of a rather significant event (you’ll find no spoilers here). The watch was reportedly chosen by Jeremy Strong, the actor who plays Kendall, as the addition of a new watch and in particular one of such high reputation, is symbolic of the character’s arc. The material, the positioning of the bezel screws and the fact it seems to sit relatively flat on his wrist lead me to believe it’s an RM 67-01 Extra-Flat.

Roman Roy's IWC Pilot’s Watch 36 Succession Series 4

Roman Roy wearing an IWC Pilot’s Watch 36

Looking to other wrists now, we find Roman Roy wearing an IWC Pilot’s Watch 36 with a blue dial. This is also a watch that gains significance in the wake of the aforementioned, spoiler-free event. In his state of distress, we actually see Roman fiddling with the crown of the IWC, using it to distract himself.

Tom Wambsgans Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

Tom Wambsgans’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The final of the Succession wristwatches to mention is Tom Wambsgans’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph with reverse panda colourway. This is a watch that can go five rounds with Kendall’s Richard Mille and Nautilus 5711 in terms of icon status and the sense of personal power it imbues. Afterall, just like the Nautilus, the Royal Oak was also designed by Gerald Genta, the most famous watch designer ever.

As a last thought, if you consider the fact that Genta also did work with IWC (albeit not on the Pilot’s Watch) Succession really emphasises the importance of Genta as a designer. For more wristwatches in the world of cutthroat business, check out our deep dive into the watches of the Wolf of Wall Street.

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Born into a family of watch lovers, Tom is both co-founder of Oracle Time and the driving force behind its creative direction. A lover of retro watch design, surfing and the great outdoors his usual glasses are nicely rose-tinted.