Welcome to Watches of the Week, the place we’ll observe the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches noticed on celebrities.
Some guys have all of the luck, huh? Jay-Z began off his week on the Grammys palling round with of us like Kendrick Lamar, The-Dream, and LeBron James’s agent Wealthy Paul. Beyoncé was good sufficient to carry him to the ceremony, the place she was robbed—robbed!—of the large prize once more, so he placed on one thing good. His wristwear was notably extravagant: Jay wore the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300.
It is a hilariously, stupefyingly outrageous watch. It’s based mostly on a 2014 extraordinarily complicated watch that Patek solely ever made seven of. However the demand for the piece was so excessive that PP launched Jay’s 6300 in non-limited numbers. Itemizing out the watch’s options is like doing an impersonation of Invoice Hader’s SNL character Stefon—it. has. every thing: a moonphase, perpetual calendar, day and date show, a minute repeater (which chimes out the time on demand), an influence reserve (a perform that reveals how for much longer a watch will tick earlier than it must be wound once more), and a Grand Sonnerie plus a Petite Sonnerie for good measure (each of which chime out the time at each hour and quarter hour). There have been quite a lot of cool watches on the Grammys on guys like Dangerous Bunny, who wore a dainty classic Audemars Piguet, and Kendrick Lamar, who you’ll learn extra about under. Not that it’s a contest—*but when it had been!—*Jay received.
However Hov wasn’t executed there. After having fun with the Grammy’s festivities, he was again at Crypto.comarena Tuesday night time to look at LeBron James beat the all-time NBA scoring file. Once more, he discovered a watch applicable for the event within the Patek Philippe Tiffany Nautilus. The largest, hype-iest watch possibly ever made, this piece dialed up Patek’s partnership with Tiffany’s—which was beforehand restricted to the jeweler stamping its emblem on the dial—to a completely new stage. What for those who made the entire dial out of Tiffany’s? Now, that Tiffany blue is on every thing from limited-edition Nike sneakers to Mitchell & Ness soccer jerseys. As collectors of this watch, and some other piece with a turquoise dial, have confirmed, folks can’t get sufficient of this shade, particularly when it’s on a now out-of-production Nautilus.
LeBron James’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
What watch to put on after breaking one of many NBA’s holiest and once-considered-unreachable information? For LeBron, it needs to be an AP. The model has been behind him for half of his profession, beginning with a collaboration on its Royal Oak Offshore in 2013. Like James—who grew as a shooter, fadeaway artist, and submit participant over his 20-year profession—the Royal Oak has picked up a couple of methods in that point, too. James is carrying one of the vital superior variations of the Royal Oak in existence: made out of black ceramic with a totally skeletonized dial.
Kendrick Lamar’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Within the final week, each James and Hov wore their Patek Philippe Tiffany Nautilus. Lamar is retaining tempo together with his personal tackle the development: Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual with a turquoise dial. Rolex launched a sequence of those OPs with luminous dials in 2020, earlier than the Tiffany Nautilus arrived, however Lamar’s turquoise model benefitted massively from the sky-blue-dial development, not less than from a price perspective. Rolex discontinued all of its colourful OPs simply two years later, in 2022, however Lamar’s Grammy’s watch reveals this Tiffany-dial development isn’t going wherever.
Devon Booker’s Patek Philippe 5327R
Kevin Durant’s new teammate (as a Nets fan, I’m not mad! I’m not owned!) has a deep appreciation for the classics. Whether or not that’s his assortment of vehicles from the ‘50s, his Kobe-indebted recreation, or what he places on his wrist. Whereas most hoopers desire Patek’s Aquanaut or Nautilus, Booker wore one of many model’s grand issues with a perpetual calendar (which means it could possibly precisely maintain observe of the date and day of the week till the 12 months 2100). Perhaps Guide picked up a couple of pointers from teammate Chris Paul, who additionally prefers extra conventional and extremely sophisticated watches over new sportier items.
Randall Park’s Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso
To me, each model of the JLC Reverso, one of many unique sport watches made particularly for polo gamers, is particular. Park’s is additional particular, although: developed for the watch’s ninetieth anniversary, it comes with a inexperienced dial impressed by the forest that surrounds the model’s producer in Le Sentier, Switzerland. Reasonably than use a 3rd seconds hand, the subdial at 6 o’clock retains observe of the seconds, a perform often known as “small seconds.”
I respect how watchmakers develop dramatic-sounding names for features just like the one on Park’s watch. It’s not a stopwatch, it’s a CHRONOGRAPH; not a seconds subdial however SMALL SECONDS; not a sequence of ding dongs signaling the time however a GRAND SONNERIE. Good tip to your personal life when describing your personal daily. You’re not zombieishly plugging numbers into an Excel, you’re COMMANDING BIG FIGURES. Go you.
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