Jay-Z has a habit of doing ridiculous things with watches. Had Patek Philippe $2.2 million he wore it to Diddy’s birthday party a few years ago, and this shirt is even more expensive Richard Mille requires more than 3,000 hours of labor to produce. Oh, and don’t forget the extremely rare Rolex Daytonas hehe sent as a party invitation in 2019. The guy specializes in flexible watches.
But the watch he broke last night was truly mythical, even for Jay. In Hollywood to show The harder it is for them to fall, the Netflix series he produced, Jay conducted a Q&A with something serious on his wrist: the Tiffany blue Patek Philippe Nautilus is the easiest watch to pick up on the planet.
Some context: over a week ago, Patek Philippe shocked the watch world by explaining it, while it still plan to stop production of the hugely coveted Nautilus 5711, it will release a final version of the work. There will be a rush for the final 5711 no matter what it looks like. But specific sections Patek announced—Made for sale at the Tiffany & Co. jeweler, with the dial in the brand’s legendary blue and stamped with the retailer’s name — guaranteed to be an instant hit. one of the most desired watches in chronograph history. As Cam Wolf of GQ explained last year, when it comes to the world of watch collectors, “there is no greater treasure than a Patek Philippe kissed with an official The seal of legendary jeweler Tiffany & Co.“A Tiffany-Stamped Patek Tiffany blue? It’s catnip collectible watches.
While the first model sold at auction at Philips last week for more than $6.5 million — the ninth-highest auction price for a…when, with proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy — a source close to Jay-Z has confirmed that he is not a buyer in the auction. So how did Jay get one of the 170 Pateks in production? Well, it probably doesn’t hurt that he, along with his wife Beyoncé, is Tiffany’s new face, which is currently undergoing a reshuffle led by LVMH scion Alexandre Arnault. As our Rachel Tashjian put it, “Arnault is bidding to make Tiffany a glamorous blue like Hermès orange — a global symbol of exclusivity and desire.” A good way to do that is to color the face of the most coveted watch on the planet — and then onto the wrist of a superstar like Jay-Z.