Jackson wears a watch from the limited edition line, models from which were displayed at his Four Seasons Doheny launch party. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment)
What time is it? Just ask Randy Jackson. That's because the "American Idol" judge, "America's Best Dance Crew" guru and self-avowed "watch fanatic" is gearing up for the launch of his new watch collection. Timepieces by Randy Jackson will formally bow July 20 exclusively through HSN and HSN.com.
Jackson unveiled the line on May 8 during an intimate reception at the Four Seasons Doheny in Beverly Hills, Calif. Designed in partnership with Clyde Duneier Inc., a family-owned company dating back to 1910, the Jackson collection includes four lines for male and female aficionados: sport, contemporary classic, couture and limited edition. Prices range from $99-$399, while the limited edition tops out at $2500.
Jackson and HSN senior VP of merchandising John Bosco shake hands on their perfect timing. Additional guests at the launch party included Duneier principal Ivy Duneier and Jackson's manager Harriet Sternberg. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment)
Making his way to the various display cases situated around the room, a nattily attired Jackson noted that he grew up collecting watches with his father. "I'm a watch fanatic. Anyone who knows me knows this," he declared. "There's always a market for quality timepieces. This collection gives off a cool aesthetic and classic charm with a modern twist."
As for giving off any hints about the next "Idol" winner, Jackson told Billboard, "It looks like the odds are in the guys' favor although it would be nice to see a female win. But the top five of this season are the most talented top five we've ever had."