Luxury watches: timepieces in TV series Succession

Luxury watches: timepieces in TV series Succession

Watches: style and luxury watches in TV series 'Succession'

One of the most recent successful TV series, Succession, on HBO, tells the story of an information mogul's family in the United States. Logan Roy, a highly successful entrepreneur, owns companies in various fields, from TV channels to cruise ships to amusement parks. His is a family business, in which his three children, three brothers and one sister, have shares in the company. However, they all work other jobs except for one of the four. The series chronicles three years in the life of this definitely wealthy family, where people travel by helicopter, limo, private plane. They live in exclusive homes and apartments, in New York and around the world. Clothing and accessories, of course, characterize the characters, who buy Lanvin sneakers, wear Prada suits, very expensive no-brand hats. Luxury watches, of courese, complete their style. 

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The exclusive Richard Mille 67-01 for Kendall

Kendall Roy, the son who seems designated for succession, (actor Jeremy Strong), after wearing Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe, sports a Richard Mille RM 67-01, in the last series, to complete his modern yet elegant style. This watch continues the fascination with extra flat creations, by combining extra flat watchmaking with the classic automatic watches that became iconic within the Richard Mille experience. This timepiece is a skeletonized automatic-winding movement with hours, minutes, date, and function indicator. The microblasted grade 5 titanium with grey electroplasma treatment lends excellent rigidity to the baseplate, as well as the precise surface flatness essential to the perfect functioning of the gear train. Bridges are also in grade 5 titanium, microblasted and black electroplasma treated. 


Richard Mille 67-01 (from Richard Mille website)

The evolution of Greg through different Rolex models

On the other hand Greg, the young nephew with no experience, who has starved and finds himself by chance thrown into this golden world, chooses two different watches. In the second season, he gets an overpriced vintage Rolex Submariner. In the fourth season, when he has gained some experience, he chooses a Rolex "Pepsi" GMT instead.

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Rolex Submariner (from Rolex website)

This model features a black dial and a two-tone Cerachrom bezel, insert in red and blue ceramic (hence the nickname "Pepsi"). In addition to the traditional hour, minute, and seconds hands, the GMT-Master II sports an arrow-tipped hand, which rotates around the dial once every 24 hours, and a bi-directional rotating 24-hour graduated bezel. The distinctively colored 24-hour hand indicates the 'home' reference time in a first-time zone, readable on the bezel graduations. The traveler's local time is easily set by "jumping" from one hour to another, thanks to a mechanism operated by the winding crown: The hour hand can be adjusted forward or backward independently of the minute and second hands. This allows travelers to adapt to the new time zone without compromising timekeeping accuracy. The Rolex GMT "Pepsi" that Greg wears comes with the Jubilee strap. 

Rolex Pepsi

The Rolex GMT Master ll 'Pepsi' (from Rolex website)

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The style of the patriarch's watches 

Other watches of interest are those that Logan Roy, the patriarch, wears. They range from the Breguet Classique to the Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyager. The perfect luxury watch for his style. The Breguet Classique expresses the precision and elegance of Swiss watchmaking. On the other hand, the Hermès watch is a platinum timepiece with a micro-blasted titanium bezel and case middle with matte black DLC treatment. Also equipped with a black dial designed by Jérôme Colliard, it expresses the fashionable side of elegant wealth. On one occasion, Logan Roy also wears a Jaeger Le-Coultre Rendez-Vous.

Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyager (from Hermès website)

Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur (from Hermès website)

The brothers’ style through Rolex and Breitling

Roman, the degenerate son who redeems himself when he returns to the company, company, instead routinely wears steel Rolexes. The son Connor, the oldest and most conservative, though with an ultimately libertarian and ecologist spirit, expresses his essence with a vintage Breitling.

The Cartier for the lady, and the Audemars Piguet for the CEO 

The most interesting couple, Tom Wambsgans and Shiv (Siobhan) Roy, sport watches that sum up their different origins. Shiv shows up in several scenes with a Cartier Panthère or with a Cartier Pasha, both feminine and elegant watches. In season four, however, when he emancipates himself from his role, he expresses himself with a Breitling Navitimer. Breitling's iconic pilot's chronograph dates back to 1952, and began as an airplane pilot's watch. There is also a limited edition of this model, the Navitimer Boeing 747, with an open back, revealing the exceptional Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01. Also on this model is the engraving "One of 747," and the phrase "The Original Jumbo Jet," in homage to the Boeing 747. 

Cartier Panthere

The Cartier Panthère (from Cartier website)

Tom Wambsgans, on the other hand, wears a series of Rolexes in the first three seasons. But in the final season he expresses his independence with an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph. The 41 mm stainless steel, self-winding chronograph features a silver "Grande Tapisserie" dial that complements the watch's more streamlined aesthetic, resulting from the latest evolution of the Royal Oak design. It features a steel case, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case back, and a screw-down crown.

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph (from Audemars Piguet website)

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