We normally hear Drake brag about what’s new in his life—the home, the vehicles, the cash, the non-public jets, and the ladies—however greater than a 12 months has handed since he first boasted that “Vigil [Abloh] received that Patek on my wrist goin’ nuts” on “Life Is Good,” and Drake remains to be speaking about it and sporting it in his most high-profile appearances. That tells you ways particular the watch is, and now it’s the topic of a brand new bar on the primary observe off Drake’s just-released EP Scary Hours 2, “What’s Subsequent”: “Yeah, I received one, Virgil received one and that there’s the one two.” Drake’s additionally sporting the piece within the music’s video. The road features a smidge of breaking information, too: what we assumed was a one-of-one watch belonging to Drake and solely Drake is definitely a one-of-two. Abloh used the brand new observe as an excuse to indicate off a few element photographs of the watch in all its gleaming glory on Instagram.
In actual fact, a lot of Scary Hours 2 feels like an audio software for RedBar Group, the worldwide timepiece fanatic membership. “Desires and Wants” consists of one other reference to watches that goes, “Forty-two millimeter, was made in Geneva.” (That is most likely not in regards to the Nautilus, which is often 40mm.) And on “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” he raps: “Watch on my wrist by no means confirmed me crunch time/’Trigger I ain’t by no means let it come to that one time.” We get it, Drake, you want watches! Another watch lovers this week embody LeBron James, who has one of many new Rolex items, and James Harden, who continues to place numbers up on and off the court docket.
Drake’s Patek Philippe Nautilus Custom-made by Virgil Abloh
If there’s anybody watch price bragging about on a number of songs, it’s this bejeweled Nautilus. The watch was designed by Abloh after which delivered to life by the customizers MAD Paris, who’re finest recognized for his or her blacked-out watch therapies. This Nautilus 5726 with an annual calendar and moon section complication is totally slimed out in emeralds.
LeBron James’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual
In fact LeBron James has the brand new Rolex Oyster Perpetual. First introduced final September, the colourful new fashions stole the present from the revamped Submariner. James’s “coral” dial is without doubt one of the most beloved out of the lineup of choices. The watch, like most Rolex items, is predictably inconceivable to purchase from a seller and costs on the secondary market have floated as much as practically $14,000 despite the fact that it retails for “solely” $5,900.
The brand new OPs are a revival of what are generally known as Stella-dial Rolex watches. Within the ‘70s, Rolex launched an entire fleet of dials in equally vivacious colours and labeled them as “Lacquered Stella” dials. The watches have been made in restricted numbers and never notably beloved on the time, so you possibly can guess what occurred subsequent. These items, now thought-about uncommon, are extremely collectible.
Scott Disick’s Rolex GMT-Grasp II
The Rolex GMT-Grasp is most famously related to its two-tone bezel that conjures up a variety of enjoyable nicknames: the blue-and-red Pepsi, the black-and-blue Batman, or the brown-and-black Root Beer. Nonetheless, Rolex does make some flashy variations of its iconic dual-time zone watch like Flea’s gold mannequin and Scott Disick’s utterly blinding one. And simply because it is not two-tone doesn’t imply it doesn’t get an ideal nickname. Fittingly, Disick’s model of the watch is called the GMT “Ice,” which could be very… cool.
Rolex doesn’t usually bling out its most iconic items and this can be a very uncommon version of the GMT. The watch reportedly price $485,350 at retail when it debuted in 2007, which made it the costliest watch Rolex ever launched. Naturally, Disick has worn this piece nonstop over the previous couple of weeks.
James Harden’s Audemars Piguet openworked Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus