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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 —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 haven’t seen a collection of watches this impressive since—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 Christie’s auction. Diddy has a way of bringing out—demanding—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.
Diddy’s Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren, DJ Khaled’s Patek Philippe Nautilus 5719/10G, and Meek Mill’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- While the Patek Philippe Nautilus was originally made to be (proudly) the most expensive steel sports watch in existence, Khaled’s just looks like the most expensive watch in existence, period.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 Odell Beckham Jr’s and James Harden’s. Naturally, Diddy needed to take his one step further, which is why it appears to have taken a million-dollar bath.
- Somehow Meek Mill’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 Noah’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 “Root Beer.” Noah’s watch collection has a little bit in common with those futuristic soda dispensers, because here he wears a Rolex GMT nicknamed the “Pepsi” for its iconic red-and-blue bezel. Noah’s is the 2018 reissue of the iconic watch—in other words, it’s the one with the slightly fancier Jubilee bracelet.
LeBron James’s Patek Philippe Grand Complications Sky Moon Celestial
You: Downloads the Co-Star astrology app, receiving daily alerts that say, “You friggin’ dum-dum, it’s time to get your life together but today’s horoscope says you’ll probably biff that, too. Freak.”
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 that’s why he’s an NBA champ and you’re getting mad at your horoscope app.
Kawhi Leonard’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 model’s 60th anniversary—it comes with a Rolex-green dial and a bezel set with diamonds. To be fair: the Board Man does get paid.
Adam Driver’s Breitling Aviator 8 “Mosquito”
Almost all of Breitling’s watches have roots in aviation, but Driver’s red-tinged model takes inspiration from a specific aircraft. Nicknamed the “Mosquito,” the watch’s design takes cues from the “De Havilland Mosquito” 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 isn’t wood—it’s just unusually cool.
Originally Appeared on GQ