Kevin Hart Talks About His Enviable Watch Collection
When he’s not busy promoting his latest film “The Wedding Ringer” or doing stand-up comedy, comic-turned-actor Kevin Hart can be found adding to his impressive collection of luxury watches.
Growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia, Hart could only dream of the success he’s enjoying today but has always had a taste for the finer things. In an interview with Hautetime he recalled, “The passion for watches has always been there,” and added, “It definitely gets bigger and better.”
Hart’s collection got off to a promising start with one of the most coveted of all fine timepieces, a Rolex Submariner. Next he added a stainless steel Daytona that remains a favorite today “because it’s such a hard watch to get.”
Hart reveals that he’s a gentleman of good taste by eschewing the bling-studded status symbols preferred by some celebrities to choose classic pieces that will retain their value like five watches by Richard Milles, two more by Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, plus a dozen Rolexes. The comic actor has a fine eye for the craftsmanship that goes into watches like these. “The effort watchmakers put into making something so unique,” he stated. “That’s what I love.”
Hart even managed to sneak one watch from his collection into “The Wedding Ringer” and the Rolex Sea-Dweller also makes an appearance on the poster for the film. The savvy collector explained that he chose this item because it seemed ideally suited to his character in the film, a suave and successful young CEO who offers his services as a best man for hire to socially awkward bridegrooms.
What’s ahead for Kevin Hart? He’ll be co-starring with Will Ferrell in “Get Hard,” a comedy that opens on March 27 and will be touring with his stand-up comedy act in April. Can a gig as brand ambassador for one of the major watchmakers be far behind?