Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, and Oprah's Go-To Off-Duty Accessory: The Apple Watch

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Nearly a decade after the launch of the Apple Watch — now on its 9th iteration — the timepiece, once a radical piece of design, is now an every day item for active celebrities

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In the fall of 2014, Apple revealed their plans for a smart watch. Back then — as we texted on iPhone 6s — the idea was both audacious and ergonomic. It was wearable tech: putting texting, fitness features, and, of course, the time of day, on your wrist. It was priced at $349, but an 18-karat gold version was available.

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Today Apple sells three versions of their watch, now hailed as the "world’s best-selling watch." The Series 9 (from $399), the Ultra 2 (the biggest, most rugged, longest-lasting and, at $799, most expensive ever released) and the pared down SE at $249. For the Series 9 and Ultra 2, new features have been added to what is the ability to access and log health data and even tools to support mental health. The watch can even detect if you've lost your balance. The device can analyze the data from the accelerometer and gyroscope to detect if you’ve taken a fall. Or even if you've experienced a car crash.

But in the world of celebrity style, the Apple Watch — which accounts for 22 percent of all watches sold across the globe — might not be a red carpet staple. Sure, that's still reserved for the Cartiers, Rolexes, and Audemars Piguets during awards show season. (That 18-karat gold version is no longer sold.) But the status — and chic style — of the Apple Watch today, almost 10 years later, is in its versatility. While once a radical piece of design, it's now part of the off-duty uniform. (For the famous or not so much.)

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

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Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

Oprah Winfrey

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Jennifer Garner

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Gayle King with Tiffany Haddish

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