When you have a famous (or infamous) sibling, you’re bound to be asked about the costs and benefits of having known fame. For example, does rubbing shoulders with a celebrity burden you or help your career? Does it help or hurt your friendship with your sibling?
While these are all interesting questions, perhaps the most important one to ask is: How much does his expensive piece of kit cost?
This question is more than academic. We’re aware of the massive influence that celebrities have on our culture. They impact society, the way we dress, the way we act, and even the way we eat. But how much do they influence our money-spending?
Consider the case of actor Robert Pattinson. He’s probably best known for his role in the Hollywood blockbuster The Twilight Saga. The first novel in the series, Twilight, was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for 101 weeks. So it’s not surprising that his other big-ticket items are also associated with books and movie magic.
Here’s a breakdown of Pattinson’s most expensive possessions. How much do they cost? And how much has he spent on them?
The Hermes 12 Watch
The Hermes 12 Watch is the big brother to the famous Hermes 10 Watch, which was released in 2018 and started at $32,000. This time, Hermes made the case out of a mix of platinum and gold, creating a slimmer, sleeker, more refined look. It also got a small price drop, going from $45,000 to $42,000.
If you’re unfamiliar, Hermes is a luxury brand known for its timepieces and wallets. It’s named after the eponymous founder and since 1874, the brand has not released a watch that costs less than $150,000. Only the most exclusive and expensive pieces contain the famous green Piedmontese enamel that covers all of Hermes’ watches.
Let’s take a look at the specifications of this new luxury timepiece. It features a platinum case, a diamond-studded crown, and a sapphire crystal lens. It’s water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet), so it can be worn during swimming or diving. And because it’s a limited edition of 500 pieces, let’s also assume (for the sake of argument) that it’s worth about $150,000.
So how much does it cost? Based on the information available, we could make a good guess. Check out the FAQ section on HodlForums for more details.
Denim Jeans & Duffel Bag
It’s no secret that Hollywood, and particularly its A-listers, are big on style and fashion. When it comes to spending money on luxury goods, many in the movie industry, including Robert Pattinson, prefer to buy designer items that will be worn once and discarded once the movie ends. This is a very different approach from that of the average person, who might buy something more suitable for occasional wear.
One of the greatest challenges of being a successful actor is keeping up with your reputation as a rich and fashionable man. If you don’t have time to maintain two separate personas, it’s quite understandable that you might want to give it all up and embrace being seen in public with your sleeves rolled up, eating cheeseburgers and wearing whatever you want. The way Christopher Priest, the creator of Star Trek: Discovery described it to me once, when talking about the pressures of playing a character with a well-deserved reputation: “You don’t want to let your guard down. You don’t want to show them a thing. Because you know what would happen if you did… you’d be in so much trouble you’d never get out of it.”
For his part, Pattinson has stated in the past that he does not like to be seen in public with the same outfit twice. This is one of the reasons why he’s so fond of luxury items. They allow him to experiment with different looks without having to re-invent the wardrobe. For example, one of his most recent Instagram posts features a black-and-white checkerboard print that was used in the 2018 film Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and also the CosmoViolet perfume advertisement that was released last year. He paired the print with a white T-shirt and black leather jacket to create something different. However, he kept the overall look sleek and stylish by using a white T-shirt and a black leather duffel bag, the latter of which he purchased from Hermes. Duffel bags are a well-known luxury good that were first manufactured in Germany in the early 1900s. Since then, the company has been creating some of the most classic bags in the world. This one is exclusive to Hermes and has a traditional design, made of supple calf leather and designed in the shape of a duffel (beef leather). It was released in 1954 and has since been a symbol of authority, strength, and style. One of the best things about this particular bag is the hardware. It comes with a silver metal logo that was designed by Georges Bensoussan, the founding father of the company. He also designed the golden metal badge on the flap, which identifies the owner of the bag.
When it comes to celebrity and expensive possessions, some people can be quite the pig. Consider the case of Simon Cowell, the famous British music mogul who was born in 1947 and now owns a 12-year-old, fully equipped BMW M5. The luxurious roadster was purchased back in 2007 and the money was practically given to him as a gift. If you’re unfamiliar, Cowell hosted the popular British television show The X-Factor, which debuted in 2003 and is still going strong as one of the most popular music competitions in the world. The show is a platform for aspiring musicians to showcase their talents and gain support from music industry bigwigs, such as Cowell. He currently has five other luxury cars in his garage, including a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and a 1959 Porsche 356 GT. This is just a small sample of the expensive car collection that Cowell boasts.
Cowell’s love for fast cars and expensive hobbies was not a secret. In fact, when he and his wife were spotted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in a vintage Porsche 911, the internet was instantly abuzz with gossip and speculation about their expensive hobby. Just last year, Cowell was photographed driving a vintage Ferrari at the Goodwood Revival. The picture went viral, with people comparing it to a shark attack and asking if he was trying to kill himself. This is the kind of attention that comes with being a famous billionaire car collector. So if you want to buy a vintage car and don’t want to break the bank, it’s best to look for a cheap and cheerful model.
Hermès Kelly Bag
While most people will tell you that money doesn’t really matter, it’s an excellent way to show your true colors. Just ask the Duchess of Cambridge. The British royal family is so wealthy that they don’t need to work and are often compared to the “super-rich” of the United States. However, when it comes to finances, the Duchess of Cambridge is certainly not a wealthy woman. In fact, the French luxury goods company Hermès generously donated a Kelly bag to the Duchess back in 2011. The designer took the opportunity to experiment with different colors and materials, using calf leather and a twill tape stripe for the base, with a Kelly-blue nylon for the interior and metal hardware for the clasp.
At the time of the gift, the Duchess wore the bag on her right shoulder and later switched to her left. This is quite a rare occurrence for the royals, who usually keep their handbags on the right side. However, it’s not unusual for celebrities to wear their bags on the other shoulder. This is most often the case when they’re wearing a dress that exposes more of the shoulder as the option to keep the bag on the right side actually doesn’t exist. Since then, the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen wearing the Kelly bag almost every day.