Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, but this one of Diddy, Meek Mill and DJ Khaled is worth closer to something like $870,000 (plus whatever it costs to smother them in diamonds) based on the watches alone. The full photo, taken courtside at a Miami Heat game, is something of a hip-hop Last Supper â€”a collection of immense figures (with Future sitting just out of frame). The watches, obviously, seem beamed down from the heavens: grail pieces already, enhanced with sparkling diamonds. Because on the first day, God (Diddy, obviously!) said let there be light. We havenâ€™t seen a collection of watches this impressive sinceâ€”well, actually, since just a couple of weeks ago, when Diddy rounded up his famous pals for a 50th birthday blowout that featured more stunning watches than a Christieâ€™s auction. Diddy has a way of bringing outâ€”demandingâ€”the best in people, especially when it comes to their watches. Also this week, LeBron James shows off a super Patek Philippe and Board Man wears watch.
Diddyâ€™s Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren, DJ Khaledâ€™s Patek Philippe Nautilus 5719/10G, and Meek Millâ€™s Richard Mille RM-055
From left to right:
- While the Patek Philippe Nautilus was originally made to be (proudly)
the most expensive steel sports watch in existence, Khaledâ€™s just
looks like the most expensive watch in existence, period.
- The RM 11-03 McClaren is a celeb favorite, turning up on wrists like
Naturally, Diddy needed to take his one step further, which is why it
appears to have taken a million-dollar bath.
- Somehow Meek Millâ€™s super-complicated and ultra-expensive all-white
Richard Mille made for the golfer Bubba Watson is the most practical
watch of the bunch here.
Trevor Noahâ€™s Rolex GMT Master II
The Daily Show host has acquired a taste for great watches. Last year, Noah was clocked with the classic 5711 Patek Philippe Nautilus while chomping on hot wings and the black-and-brown Rolex GMT known as the â€œRoot Beer.â€ Noahâ€™s watch collection has a little bit in common with those futuristic soda dispensers, because here he wears a Rolex GMT nicknamed the â€œPepsiâ€ for its iconic red-and-blue bezel. Noahâ€™s is the 2018 reissue of the iconic watchâ€”in other words, itâ€™s the one with the slightly fancier Jubilee bracelet.
LeBron Jamesâ€™s Patek Philippe Grand Complications Sky Moon Celestial
You: Downloads the Co-Star astrology app, receiving daily alerts that say, â€œYou frigginâ€™ dum-dum, itâ€™s time to get your life together but todayâ€™s horoscope says youâ€™ll probably biff that, too. Freak.â€
LeBron James: stares down at his gorgeous, astronomy-minded Patek Philippe watch and takes in all the splendor and majesty of a night sky, one that seems to boom with the voice of Mustafa like in that scene in The Lion King when Simba finally says hakuna ma-screw-this and heads back to the Pride Lands to take down Scar. All due respect, but thatâ€™s why heâ€™s an NBA champ and youâ€™re getting mad at your horoscope app.
Kawhi Leonardâ€™s 60th anniversary Rolex Day-Date
The Claw got himself another ring in June, and now he seems to have acquired an excellent watch to go along with it. I almost assumed this image was Photoshopped: Kawhi Leonard hardly wears anything but team-issued T-shirts and sweat suits from his sneaker sponsor New Balance, so it was a shock to see him in not just a watch but a really great and rare one that would require some digging to get. This is a version of the Rolex Day-Date released on the modelâ€™s 60th anniversaryâ€”it comes with a Rolex-green dial and a bezel set with diamonds. To be fair: the Board Man does get paid.
Adam Driverâ€™s Breitling Aviator 8 â€œMosquitoâ€
Almost all of Breitlingâ€™s watches have roots in aviation, but Driverâ€™s red-tinged model takes inspiration from a specific aircraft. Nicknamed the â€œMosquito,â€ the watchâ€™s design takes cues from the â€œDe Havilland Mosquitoâ€ British aircraft flown during World War II. What was unusual about the plane is that its body was made mostly of wood, which made it exceptionally speedy. The watch isnâ€™t woodâ€”itâ€™s just unusually cool.