Whether it’s laughing at your 105th rewatch of Withnail and I or crying while reading his memoir, A Pocketful of Happiness, Richard E Grant is a man who can make you feel things. While hosting the 2023 Baftas this week, he did so once again, getting visibly upset while presenting the traditional In Memoriam segment of the show.
The saying goes that some people wear their emotions on their sleeves; in Richard E Grant’s case he also did so on his wrists. Eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed he was wearing not one but two Swiss movement replica watches throughout the ceremony. Flashing two bits of wrist candy has emerged as a bit of stunt recently – Lewis Hamilton made headlines last year when he turned up to an F1 press conference to discuss an impending ban on jewellery in the sport by donning three IWC watches, while Tyler, the Creator is often seen sporting multiple super clone watches online uk at the same time – but Grant’s reasoning was much more poignant than that.
Back in 2019, on rapper Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Piece Podcast of all places, Grant bonded with the host over their mutual quirk of strapping two watches on at the same time, and disclosed exactly why he does it. Grant’s late father passed down his cheap fake Breitling Navitimer to him as a gift – exactly the kind of heirloom we all hope for. Except somehow, Grant misplaced the watch. He was so devastated, Grant’s wife Joan Washington took it upon herself to replace the watch with another special piece from her. This was a perfect replica Cartier Tank, as iconic and popular as the Swiss copy Breitling Navitimer. Then, as if fate intervened, Grant found his father’s pilot’s watch, and ever since then he’s continued to wear both.
He wears his father’s watch on his left hand, which tells the correct time for wherever he is in the world. On his right wrist, the 1:1 replica Cartier Tank UK is set to Swaziland time, which is where Grant was born and has relatives, so he feels like he’s across both timezones. It’s a static reminder of where he’s from, he said to Pip. “It’s sentimental and practical,” he added.
The fact that Grant’s wife died in 2021 makes the tribute all the more moving, and reminds us that the emotional attachment we can attach to things is powerful. His story was the horological highlight of the awards, but there was other notable wrist candy on show. Here are a few trends we spotted during the biggest night in British entertainment.
Umm, so when did rectangular become the new official unofficial dress copy watch of choice? Young guns Paul Mescal and Regé-Jean Page showed class and their appreciation for finer things that don’t cost the absolute world, wearing a large Tank Must de Cartier replica for sale and a Longines Dolce Vita respectively.