Speaking to executive editor Benjamin Clymer, Ansari opens up about his own collection and interest in watch-collecting. “I remember when I was young I had those Timex Iron Man watches,” Ansari explains, discussing the origins of his appreciation for watches. “I always had the Indiglos and I wore those when I was a kid.” After deciding to make an “adult move,” Ansari decided to go for a high-quality, eye-catching piece. In his quest to find the right watch, he stumbled upon some particularly-impressive vintage Rolex watches and started to amass a small lineup of timepieces. For the particular purchases he chose to feature in the piece, Ansari went for the Rolex Explorer Reference 1016, Rolex Day-Date With Onyx Dial and Rolex Pre-Daytona Reference 6234.
You can check out Aziz Ansari’s HODINKEE feature above. This past November, HODINKEE teamed up with Swatch to produce a minimalist Sistem51.