In this week’s COLLECTION REVIEW, Christian dives into the collection of a singer-songwriter who is notorious for his love of watches. No, not John Mayer; this week, we’re taking a look at the collection of Ed Sheeran.
Ed’s collection has a pretty clear emphasis on haute horlogerie, specifically pieces by Patek, which I’m sure he picked up on from John Mayer because, well, don’t all young buck guitar players who are hitting it big for the first time call John and go “Yo, what the F**K do I do now?” Or am I just fantasizing? Anyway, we start with a beautiful 5130 World Time, which he wore during his appointment from the Prince of Wales. Pretty. Freaking. Cool. He’s also been spotted wearing a 5370, another super-complicated Patek that is one of the most desirable split-second chronographs on the market.
He also has a 5726 (well, 2 – one in steel, one in rose gold). It’s an annual calendar in a Nautilus body, and it’s wonderful if you dig the style. We’ve all got some very particular thoughts on that style, so I’ll leave that one up to Christian to explain in the video.
Okay, so next is a ton of Richard Mille, a brand we know just little enough about to say that we don’t know enough about. That being said, his passion for ultra-complicated sports watches is reflected again in his Patek 5524, otherwise known as the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time. It’s one of my favorite watches of all time, because it’s so funky and off the wall for a brand like Patek, and I can see why Ed would have gravitated towards it. Another one of my off the wall favorite pieces in Ed’s collection is the AP Royal Oak GMT Tourbillon Concept in titanium, a watch that is beyond difficult to get.
So what do we think Ed needs to get into next? For one, the AP Royal Oak Skeleton, because it’s just beyond classy and still purely AP. The other option is a Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Boreal, a timeless, classic dress watch in conception and design, with some truly insane inner workings.