Josh Giddey is only 20 but he’s shaping up to be not only one of basketball’s most exciting talents but also one of its best-dressed stars… He’s also got great taste in watches, as one of his latest fit checks demonstrates.
The Melbourne native, who plays point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, shared a drippy photo to his Instagram last week showing off a creamy puffer jack and turtleneck outfit, which might just be the hottest ensemble the South has seen for a very long time.
Even cooler was the somewhat lowkey but undoubtedly underrated Rolex the young baller paired to perfection with his outfit: a two-tone Rolex Datejust 41 (ref. 126303-0014) worth AU$20,150.
Two-tone watches are a bit of a divisive option in the watch community – people either love them or hate them. They tend to go in and out of fashion in broad cycles, too: they were big in the 80s and 90s, they’ve been a bit less popular in recent years, but they’re coming back into fashion.
Giddey’s model in particular (there’s so many different Datejusts) is crafted from Oystersteel and 18ct yellow gold, is mounted on a Jubilee bracelet and features a black sunray dial with yellow gold-accented indices. It’s pure class.
This Rollie isn’t the only watch in Giddey’s burgeoning collection. He’s also been spotted wearing a Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph on numerous occasions as well as a nifty OMEGA Speedmaster.
Perhaps the watch was a bit of a celebratory purchase. On the 10th of January against the Miami Heat, Giddey secured a coveted NBA record, joining Luka Dončić, Grant Hill and fellow Aussie Ben Simmons as the only players in NBA history to record at least 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, and 500 assists in their first 100 career games. If you were in any doubt he was one to watch…