Ed Sheeran is one of the most prolific British artists of recent times. Singer and composer, he has managed to forge a solid career that has led him to travel the world in full-blown concerts and to compose great songs for other artists. Undoubtedly, that success has also been reflected in his bank account, something that has allowed him to take his obsession with watches to another level and become a great collector.
This was revealed in a recent interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, explaining that this hobby began as an imitation of two other artists who are also fans of watches and whom Sheeran admires.
“I started liking watches a while ago through John Mayer, in a strange way. He has always been someone I have admired and I also admire Eric Clapton, who is also a collector, I think it is a domino effect throughout the generations, “joked the creator of Shape Of You.
However, Sheeran explained that the acquisition of watches is something that occurs as a form of reward for himself “It is something that I began to buy myself as milestones in my life when something happened,” he explained in the interview.
“So you have to deserve it?” Jo Whiley wanted to know, to which he replied, “Yeah, it’s not just a random purchase.” When Ed Sheeran was asked about the number of watches he had in his possession, he chose not to answer. “Uh, we shouldn’t go into that. There are too many, ”he admitted.
Perhaps one of the reasons the singer does not want to go into detail is to avoid being the center of attraction for thieves. And, as it was published a year ago, Ed Sheeran’s watch collection has a high economic value.
Throughout his public appearances, whether at concerts, award ceremonies or various events, Ed Sheeran has been seen with watches of all kinds, very exclusive pieces that are not available to everyone. Firms such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Richard Mille or Tudor are among his favorites.