A founding partner of Haute Time, Carmelo Anthony will be taking over the magazine’s Instagram account later today to post some of his favorite watches of the moment, and give our followers an insider’s perspective into his training camp.
The New York Knicks forward has been collecting watches ever since he was drafted into the National Basketball Association, in 2003, just one season into his college basketball career at Syracuse University. He remembers receiving an A. Lange & Söhne watch for his step up into the NBA. “It was a dope looking watch,” Anthony told Haute Time when we interviewed him in 2014.
In addition to A. Lange & Söhne, Anthony’s collection includes some of IWC’s most outstanding creations; an RM 035 Rafael Nadal and an RM 011 Flyback Chronograph by Richard Mille; a Big Bang Ferrari, a King Power Unico Titanium and a diamond-clad King Power Oceangraphic 4000 by Hublot; a Marine Royale 5847BR by Breguet; a black and orange Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph (“playing off the Knicks colors a little bit”), a Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher and a Royal Oak Dual Time by Audemars Piguet.
And when Anthony signed with Nike’s Michael Jordan brand, he received his first Patek Philippe. He now has several Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 models, including one in stainless steel with bracelet, one in rose gold with bracelet, and one in rose gold with a leather strap.
“I’m just happy that I can be a part of Haute Time,” Anthony says, “and spread that love, spread my knowledge, just make people understand and give them an education about wearing watches, about great timepieces.”
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