What's On Your Wrist: The Zenith Timepiece that Taught Russell Westbrook About Watchmaking

"I never knew how much time went into making one watch before I visited their office in Switzerland."

Image courtesy of Justin Fenner.

In this edition of What's On Your Wrist, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (who recently celebrated the launch of his collaboration with Barneys in New York City) told us about the watch he created with the Swiss brand Zenith.

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The Subject: Russell Westbrook

The Watch: Customized Zenith Primero

The Details: "I have a few different timepieces from Zenith, and this is one of their signature watches. And obviously they've been around for a long time. I never knew how much time went into making one watch before I visited their office in Switzerland. I thought it was all machines. But with fine timepieces, everything has to be really precise, and they do a lot of this work by hand."

Westbrook's capsule collection at Barneys New York, which launched last month and features exclusive products from Del Toro, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie, and Selima Optique, among other brands, will continue to introduce new items as summer turns into fall. The athlete himself is particularly excited about the soon-to-be-released perforated leather bomber jacket he created with Jordan for the collaboration. "It's solid," he said when he saw it on the rack, beaming like a proud father.

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—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.

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