We all know Robert Downey Jr. as a a shining example of masculinity. Some of you may also be familiar with his rollercoaster of early success, periods of difficult struggle, and his stunning comeback.
For the last decade, he's been a cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his role in Iron Man. Whether he's just living his life or showing up on the big screen as Tony Stark, you can always be certain that RDJ will be wearing a watch that's worth noticing.
He once said that you can learn a lot about an individual by looking inside his jewelry box. So, thanks to an interview with GQ, we got to look inside his!
Robert Downey Jr.'s collection is a little eccentric (and has received mixed reviews), but amongst it there are many gems. These are our favorites of the bunch:
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMTEmbed from Getty Images
The AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT was the watch that Robert Downey Jr. wore in the movie Iron Man 2, making it an iconic movie watch. According to him, it’s “probably his best watch”, and we have no reason to disagree. Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the most renowned watchmakers and constructs some of the world’s best tourbillon movements.
The overall design of this timepiece is reminiscent of a sports car. It features a large 44 mm case made of ceramic which makes it very durable. The big Aston Martin logo on the bottom of the dial further adds to the watch’s connection to the world of motorsports. Plus, the addition of a GMT complication makes it an excellent option for travelers as well.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712
No collection of high-end luxury watches is complete without a Patek Philippe. As it turns out, Robert Downey Jr.’s wife thinks the same, as she gifted a beautiful Patek Philippe Nautilus to the actor for his birthday.
The Nautilus is undoubtedly one of the best sports watches you can buy. An instantly-recognizable design, an excellent set of specifications, and Patek Philippe’s brand name make this watch one of the most highly sought-after timepieces in the world. Reference 5712 features a power reserve indicator on the dial, as well as a seconds hand subdial.
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
We’ve talked about the history and importance of Omega as a brand and the Speedmaster watch many times, and apparently, we’re not the only ones who love it. Robert Downey Jr. is also a proud owner of the classic Speedmaster Professional which he wore during filming for the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Thanks to Omega’s quality and reliability, the Speedmaster was also the first watch on the moon, so it definitely deserves to be part of this celebrity watch collection. It comes in several different iterations with different automatic and hand-wound movements. There are also many other limited editions with unique dials.
Watches Worth of Iron Man
It's not very surprising that Robery Downey Jr. has such an intriguing watch collection. Luxury watches are carefully crafted pieces of technology, so it's easy to connect his collection with his role as the billionaire engineer.
In real life, however, his collection also shows his personal tastes, as well as the gifts he has received from other watch-loving celebs.
So whether you draw your inspiration from the actor or the character he plays, it's undeniable that RDJ is a watch lover to watch. Let his collection inspire you, and don't forget to keep an eye on the time.