For a man, his watch is as important as water is to fish. They love to sport great and stylish watches and a watch form an important part of their personality. This fact all the more holds true when it comes to celebrities and especially when that celebrity is Hrithik Roshan.
Style comes very naturally to Hrithik Roshan and his watch choice mimics ultimate style!
Here are some candid conversations with one of the most handsome heroes in the world, one and only- Hrithik Roshan.
Which was the first watch that graced your wrist?
I still remember my first watch. It was transparent Swatch, where I could see and hear the mechanism. I used to wear it to school. I am inquisitive about how things work, and it was lovely watching how my transparent Swatch worked.
When did you first experience Rado?
I remember when I was around 8 or 9 my dad used to wear rectangular Rado Ceramica on his tough and thick wrist. During those days, it was really an expensive watch to buy and it was a testimony that my dad had achieved some success and earned some good money. I thought that when I would grow, I will also have a watch like that and a wrist like his. Well, I got the watch but my wrist never grew as big as my dad’s wrist.
Was your opinion of luxury watches influenced by anyone else?
My opinion of luxury watches was greatly influenced by the men in my family- my grandfather, my dad, my uncle. In fact, the most famous gift for birthdays and anniversaries in our family was watches. It is one of my favorite gifts also. watch to me, signifies dignity, elegance, makes a statement and also says that I value you.
Throw some light on your collection of luxury watches
I have received several wonderful watches like Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and a Rolex as gifts. My dad has an amazing collection of luxury watches of famous brands and also lots of sunglasses and shoes.
What do like in a watch?
I love watches with some weight (not too heavy) and the ones that fit well. It should be elegant and strong.
What do you dislike in a watch?
It shouldn’t be too weighty and fussy.
How did you hone your skills in horology?
I am still learning about watches and how they function. I was never taught about watches, it was my keen interest in them that made me study about them Every time a new watch is launched in the market I read about it. This particular watch [points to the HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition on his wrist] has a dial that changes it’s shade according to the light. I think that’s pretty amazing.
You have interesting high-performance machines like mechanical watches. Does that also signify that you have a love for cars and bikes?
IYes, I love cars and bikes. I own a Rolls-Royce that I gifted myself for my birthday, and also a Mercedes-Maybach. One of my friends gifted me a Harley bike, and I love riding it but even with a helmet people recognize me. So, I don’t ride it and gifted that bike to another friend.
Have you ever paid the price of not being punctual?
Thank God I could establish myself with my first film only. Now, even if I am late, I am forgiven. Well, my dad is very punctual. He says that there is no such thing as “on time” – you’re either late or a little early.
If you could go back in time to give a 28-year-old Hrithik Roshan some advice, what would it be?
The advice would be that you’re never allowed to say “I don’t have enough time”. It is not about time but how passionate you are about something and for that thing you will always take out with the time or there is more than enough time for it. Not having time is an excuse and you are not allowed to make that excuse.
Well, my dad is very punctual. He says that there is no such thing as “on time” – you’re either late or a little early.