Ringo Starr, the backbone of one of humankind’s best contributions to music (um, The Beatles), was honored last night with the inaugural “Joe Chambers Musicians Legacy Award” as he was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a small gathering, and Starr was given the award by museum founder Joe Chamber’s wife, Linda Chambers.
For everyone on hand, the event was an intimate celebration of one of the last two surviving members of the “Fab Four,” and his undeniable role in helping craft that Beatles sound, and how it has gone on to influence contemporary music to-date. While I am sure the attendees had their gaze focused on his newly received award as he addressed the audience with his own remarks, we couldn’t help but notice a very particular and certainly recognizable fake watches for sale under his cuff.
That would be the luxury replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5065A, otherwise known as the very first “Jumbo” Aquanaut, bumped up the size from the original 5060A’s approximately 36mm to 38mm. By modern standards, it’s not so jumbo, but you get the idea.
Starr paired his best 1:1 fake Patek Philippe Aquanuat with a stylish black suit and a popped collar (basically, a very Ringo get-up). Seeing the image of him in the audience, wearing the watch, immediately brought to mind another notorious aaa quality replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut wearer, Sir Paul McCartney. In fact, McCartney owns and frequents nearly the same watch – the 5165A on a black strap. We’ve featured him and his watch in an issue of Hodinkee Magazine and spotted him wearing it on an installment of Carpool Karaoke.
McCartney’s super clone watch was produced from 2007 to 2012 – and a bit of internet sleuthing seems to indicate that Starr has owned his 5065A since about 2005. That’s nearly two decades with the same watch, and he wears it a lot. So much so, thathe may have influenced his bandmate’s purchase.
From a cultural significance standpoint, The Beatles are almost without competition, and for two of the members of the band to have the same cheap replica Patek Philippe UK is just plain cool. Add this to the fact that John Lennon also owned a Patek Philippe (the ref. 2499, which our Tony Traina recently wrote about in great detail here), and it’s just icons-wearing-icons. George Harrison was more of a Cartier guy himself, having notably worn a Cariter Bagnoire – and Starr also owned a Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar ref. 3448 which sold at auction in 2015.
In any event, Starr had the pick of his own watch collection when it came time to choose what to wear for this honor. On a night that celebrated his musical achievements, his time as a solo artist, and with The Beatles, Starr chose the high quality fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut, and boy, did it look good.