2015 has certainly been comedian Kevin Hart’s time to shine. He released two major motion pictures and made Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And he’s rejoiced accordingly.
Hart is known to celebrate his milestones by investing in interesting timepieces. His well-curated collection of watches includes Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. Perhaps Hart’s most horologically intriguing example is the RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini that he wore to collect his Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
Introduced in 2012, this gorgeous gizmo was designed in collaboration with former Italian soccer star (and current Inter Milan coach) Roberto Mancini. The dial of this flyback chronograph is configured to account for two 45-minute halves—one on each side of the dial—along with up to an additional 15 minutes of stoppage time to start the second half, you simply have to press the 4 o’clock pusher to activate the flyback function and reset.
Looking beyond the fever pitch of the game, the automatic caliber RMAC1 movement also offers an annual calendar with an oversized date display, placed in a green outlined horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock.
All of this gadgetry is housed in Mille’s signature tonneau case. Hart is not a big guy, and measuring in at 50 x 40 x 16.15mm, one would think that this massive timepiece would overwhelm the diminutive comedian’s wrist. Yet somehow the graceful ergonomic curve of the case and the subtlety of the rubber strap make the proportions work. The case is also constructed in three parts from lightweight grade 5 titanium and has Nitril O-ring seals that make it water-resistant to 50 meters.
And even though it’s a super sporty watch, the degree of luxury in the finishing—the titanium base plate and bridges are hand polished, the pivots are burnished and the wheels are chamfered—make it suitable for award show appearances.