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Rami Malek’s Cartier Watch Flex Proves He Really Is An Evil Genius

Watch royalties.

When it comes to the rich and famous and their wrists, we’re accustomed to seeing Rolex, Patek, Richard Mille and Breitling. Rarely do we see a Cartier make an appearance though, which is a shame because they’re elegant, impeccably well-made timepieces. So when we do spot one in the wild, we sit up and take notice.

Enter Rami Malek. Fresh from his days hacking his way into financial corporations and portraying rock legend Freddie Mercury, the LA-born actor has now found himself being one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. It’s also meant he has to consistently bring his style A-game when walking the red carpet.

And that’s exactly what he did when attending the Dolittle premiere in Westwood, California on January the 11th 2020. A closer look at his left wrist reveals he’s wearing a Cartier Santos-Dumont. More specifically, it’s the quartz movement AU$8,100 Santos with a rose gold and steel case and black alligator strap.

Cartier reintroduced the Cartier de Santos collection at the beginning of 2018 with a new interchangeable strap system, alongside a brand new in-house developed automatic movement. Its square case has become iconic among watches since it was first launched in 1904, which Malek uses to subtly upgrade his rather reserved red carpet look to true A-lister status. Note: Rami’s does not feature interchangeable strap system.


Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch REF: W2SA0011

He teams his timepiece with a simple look of a black velvet blazer, black trousers and shoes and a white shirt with a rounded collar. He gives his look a modern twist by going tie-free.


Rami Malek appears in the upcoming movie Dolittle alongside Robert Downey Jr., wherein the latter portrays Dr. Dolittle, who can speak to animals. Malek is also set to appear in the forthcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die as the main antagonist to the titular character.

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  • Greg Maxim

    Holy shit a rich dude worth 8 million is wearing a 5 thousand dollar watch, so article worthy. There is a reason most don’t wear Cartier watches because they are junk next to a Rolex or iwc or Omega.

  • Zeff

    People with real class who have NOTHING to prove wear Cartier. Rolex is like Mercedes..everyone has one and those in the know wouldnt be caught dead with one!

  • Barbara Storey

    He is not Egyptian-born, by the way. He was born in Los Angeles, a first-generation American of Egyptian parents.

  • Mark Geller

    Especially the quartz. While even Patek has quartz models up to 11k, they are far superior quartz to this one.

  • Cheryl White


  • Zeff

    You look great today Cheryl! Hope you have a wonderful day..just trying to keep it positive! Lol


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