As much as we know that Stephen Strange can bend and unwind time, we wonder if his real-life personality, Benedict Cumberbatch, has any interesting affiliations with the time universe (if that’s a thing). Our minds beg the question, what’s in Benedict Cumberbatch’s watch collection? I bet you’re here to find out!
Who’s Benedict Cumberbatch?
Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor known for his work on screen and stage. He has received various accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award. He rose to fame as the star of the BBC’s Sherlock and has since appeared in Hollywood films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and The Hobbit.
Cumberbatch has performed in many films, television series, and theatre productions, and recorded lines for various radio programs, narrations, and video games. He was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, and has won more than thirty film awards and an Emmy Award for Sherlock. He is also an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and a supporter of organizations focused on using the arts to help disadvantaged young people.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Watch Collection.
Benedict Cumberbatch is an ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, and he has been seen wearing the brand’s Polaris Mariner Memovox on several occasions in the last year. In his role as Doctor Strange, he was also spotted wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Watch (Q1303520).
Cumberbatch has spoken of his admiration for the craftsmanship of watchmakers, noting that they are keeping traditions and skills alive. He compared their pride in their work to that of actors, saying “it’s a similar kind of pride in craftsmanship”. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Cumberbatch said that the JLC Master Ultra Thin Perpetual timepiece that Doctor Strange wears is symbolic of his emotional state.
I’ve highlighted our favourite picks from his watch collection.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris – Automatic 9008480
Our first watch from Benedict Cumberbatch’s watch collection would be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic Q9008480.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic Q9008480 is a men’s watch with a 41mm stainless steel case. It features a blue dial with both smooth and textured finishes, stainless steel index and Arabic numerals, and stainless steel hands. The top crown rotates the inner bezel, with a time-lapse scale.
The watch is powered by automatic, self-winding movement and offers water resistance to 100 meters. It comes with a brown calfskin strap with a patina finish, original box and papers, warranty, and certificate of authenticity. The MSRP for this watch is €7,091.97. The blend of colour between the watch dial and the brown leather strap makes this timepiece stand out.
POLARIS MARINER MEMOVOX EXCLUSIVITY
Next on our list from Benedict Cumberbatch’s watch collection is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox is a stainless steel diver’s watch with an alarm function. The Calibre 825 is powered by 241 individual components and has a 60 hour power reserve. It has unidirectional, notched rehaut, skeletonized hands, a power gauge, and water resistance up to 300 meters adhering to ISO 6425.
It also features a specially designed case back consisting of three layers for the best possible sound and comes with two straps included. The price is €17,753.40 excluding taxes.
Cumberbatch opted for a black leather strap in the featured picture. What’s with him and leather straps though? But we must admit that he looks all boss and classy with it. He must have a good stylist that makes these selections for him because he always looks fire!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar (ref. Q3912420).
Benedict Cumberbatch’s watch collection boasts of the iconic-looking Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar Q3912420.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar is a luxury dress watch that features an 18k rose gold case measuring 49.4mm in height by 29.9mm wide. It has two faces, one displaying two time zones and a complete calendar, and the other featuring a second time zone and day/night indicator.
The watch is powered by the hand wound Caliber 853 movement which operates at a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour and supplies the watch with 45 hours of power reserve when fully wound. It comes with either a matching deployant buckle for the steel model or a classic pin buckle for the pink-gold version.
I personally think this watch has a very cool, calm, and collected look. Subtle yet stylish.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Ref. Q9068671
Our final mention From Cumberbatch’s watch collection is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Ref. Q9068671. The Polaris Date is a stainless steel watch with a 42mm case. It features an automatic movement powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 899 with a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. The watch includes its original box, instruction manual, and international limited warranty dated for June 2022. It has a black sunburst dial with luminous hands and Arabic numeral/index.
Going through Benedict Cumberbatch’s watch collection, one would notice his preference for luxury watches, especially those from Jaeger-LeCoultre. That’s probably because he’s an ambassador for them. Overall, I think Cumberbatch’s watch collection is more than impressive, containing quite the number of very eye-catching time pieces.
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