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The very first phrases Future raps on DJ Khaled’s new single “Large Time”? “Rainbow Audemar,” he says, referencing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Rainbow,” a gold watch with plenty of persona within the type of 32 rainbow-forming gems. For watch fans, the title drop can also be fairly large time: watch accumulating, as soon as a distinct segment concern, is now such a extensively beloved passion it could possibly tee off a DJ Khaled single as a potent and universally acknowledged image of dwelling massive.
(I additionally recognize the specificity of this specific drop, too: It’s not simply an Audemars, nor merely a Royal Oak, however one of many model’s actual references, the “Rainbow.” How deep can rappers go? I’m ready on the verse name-dropping reference numbers and quirky defining options: 6358, Large Crown, 007, that’s large time.)
All three of Future, DJ Khaled, and Lil Child put on some variation of the Royal Oak within the “Large Time” video. However even though Future is the one doing the name-droppin,g he’s not the one doing the Rainbow-wearing. That honor goes to DJ Khaled, who in his personal spectacularly unsubtle approach spends a lot of his time on display rolling up his sleeve and pointing at his watch. I consider that is the dream of anybody who’s ever posted on Rolex Boards: to launch a video that shall be watched by hundreds of thousands the place they’ll unabashedly exhibit their newest watch buy. In the meantime, Future and Lil Child each put on bust-down variations of the AP basic. However Future obtained it proper the primary time. If you wish to let individuals know you’re large time, there may be actually no higher accent than this “Rainbow” Royal Oak.
Sterling Okay. Brown’s IWC Portugieser Chronograph
Brown and this Portugieser Chronograph are pure companions: each are understated, not too flashy, able to get the job completed. Chronograph (stopwatch) watches can are likely to get cumbersome quick, however the Portugieser retains all its class by transferring the additional subdials and pushers to the aspect of the case. For a very long time, IWC solely offered this watch on a leather-based strap, additional driving residence its standing between sport and costume watch. Brown’s mannequin, launched solely two years in the past, is the primary to seem on the stainless-steel bracelet.