Ever since his highly successful stint on Australian Idol back in 2003; Guy’s dropped hit after hit; seven top ten albums all gone platinum including “Battle Scars” (Guy’s incredibly popular collab with Lupe Fiasco), “Get Along”, “Who’s that girl”… Bottom Line…
Live like a tree
Stand tall and proud
Go out on a limb
Remember your roots
Drink plenty of water
Be content with your natural beauty
Enjoy the view!
– Guy Sebastian
Hours & Minutes catches up with the musical ‘maestro’ for a little watch talk..
What makes you tick?
Personally, family keeps me ticking day in and day out. When life gets challenging, demanding and lonely, I remind myself that it’s all for them and that’s what keeps me ticking. Professionally it’s the fact that in my chosen field there is never a ceiling on what I can learn. Till the day I die I will be discovering new things about writing, singing, producing etc.
Watches… Would it be fair to call you a collector or an admirer? How was your passion for watches kindled?
You could call me a collector of modern and vintage watches. The craftsmanship and mechanics of a luxury watch is a golden investment that can be passed down through generations. You can tell a lot about a man by the timepiece on his wrist.
I’m looking forward to passing down a few timeless classics to my son Hudson when he grows up. The idea of him wearing a watch that I walked through life with, makes me get all sentimental.
Luxury is a way of life. To me it isn’t defined by a price tag but by the level of appreciation you have for that item, person or experience. In saying that, everyone loves experiencing a little bit of opulence every now and then.
That ‘Special Significance’ to any of the watches you own or admire..
I love the music-inspired Raymond Weil Nabucco Rivoluzione II. The design was originally inspired by Giuseppe Verdi’s famous opera and to wear it is like having an instrument on your wrist – a very cool, stealth instrument that is! Apart from the Nabucco’s architectural proportions and materials; carbon, titanium and ceramics, what also makes it so desirable is the special box with a set of headphones it comes in. It is pure glam rock for lovers of sound and style.
What do you look for in a timepiece?
I look for style, sophistication and craftsmanship…with a small twist of something different.
My style varies depending on what I’m doing. Whether I’m dressing up or dressing down, I always match that with a watch that suits the mood. If you’re a watch person then you know that feeling when you’re getting dressed up in a smart suit, and you put the final touches on your favourite watch and cologne. Look out ladies!
How important is a watch to you?
I’d be lying if I said a watch kept me on time! I would say personally it’s more about sophistication than a time management aid!
I have a few watches, Raymond Weil is a name I really admire. The Swiss label creates their watches with the purpose that every element will come together to build something beautiful. That is the same purpose I strive for when composing music.