Talking Watches: With Brooke Shields, Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, And Icon Of The ’80s

By Danny Milton

One moment, you’re writing 600 words on the supply of Rolex steel sport watches, and the next you find yourself standing in the kitchen of one Brooke Shields, preparing to sit down for a little conversation about – what else – watches. In a gorgeous 19th century townhouse in the heart of New York City’s historic (and iconic) West Village, Shields pulled out all the stops, and all the timepieces, for an honest discussion about her career, and how it’s mirrored through the watches she’s owned and worn.

Through her collection, which is a bit different from some we’ve seen in the past, you get a sense of a story. Look at each component individually, and you’ll surely miss the forest for the trees. Quite possibly my favorite part of getting to see her watches is how much each one represents the era in which it came to be in her possession. More than that, Shields really wears these things. You can see it in the scratches in the cases, crystals, and bracelets.

Photo: Robin Platzer/Getty Images

And you won’t find much by way of modern, in vogue, watches either. Many of these pieces were picked up in her early days as a model and actress. From Piaget to Cartier to Rolex, these pieces were acquired in all manner of ways, all across the world. One was quite literally thrown at her (you’ll see in the video).

But why Brooke Shields, and why now? I mean, I don’t think we really need a reason to talk to her, but of course, we had one. She recently founded her first entrepreneurial venture called Beginning is Now – a lifestyle brand aimed at promoting and showcasing women starting a new chapter in their lives. In addition, she has a new movie hitting Netflix, A Castle for Christmas. So before you chill too hard in front of the television this holiday season, sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Talking Watches.

Rolex Datejust

Rolex Datejust

Shields jokes that what appealed to her about this watch was her ability to …read more      

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