Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we track the rarest, wildest, and most sought-after watches from celebrities.
For some people, a single watch just isn’t enough. People like Marlon Brando, Diego Maradona, and Fidel Castro wore two to keep track of multiple time zones at once. Princess Diana wore her own watch and that of Prince Charles during his polo matches to bring him good luck. Drake did it in his video for “The Motto,” presumably because of the sheer flex of everything. Tom Ford’s little son is apparently also a fan of “Double-Wristing”, “Two-Timing”, “Two-Wrist-Tango” and “Going Schwarzkopf”, according to the US Army General, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who did it has kept one watch that was tuned to Saudi Arabian time and the other to the Eastern standard during the Gulf War.
Good for these people, but after this week we’ll have to come up with a new name to describe the historic achievement of Lil Baby, who already came to his birthday party armed with two watches before swapping them both out for a few new pieces he acquired during the night. That’s four clocks within a few hours. Lil Baby’s powerful performance allowed him to see time in more places than the office wall of an investment bank. Watch historians who will forever remember the night the rapper invented “Doing the Baby”.
Lil Baby’s Patek Philippe Nautilus and Rolex Datejust II
Our hero’s journey began at the beginning of the night with two pieces that would have brought him up the mountain on his own. Black Head. On one wrist was a Patek Philippe Nautilus with a chronograph that is hard to recognize due to the amount of diamonds. The other was a Rolex Datejust II, which was introduced in 2009 as a stronger alternative to the traditional Datejust. Rolex eventually replaced this model with the “Datejust 41” in 2016, but the Datejust II has remained a favorite among rappers like Lil Baby and NBA superstars like Damian Lillard.
Lil Babies RM 011 and RM 030
NBA superstar James Harden made it all the way to Lil Baby’s B-Day and he came to pack heat. “In a Prada bag because he’s proud of me,” said Lil Baby, was the bulk of Harden’s gift: $ 100,000 in cash and a Richard Mille RM 030 that costs over $ 150,000. In a video recorded that night, Lil Baby pauses before unloading the watch to make the sign of the cross, then proclaims, “Shit just got serious. Two richards in one day. “
The first Richard was a blue-colored version of the RM 011 – a gift from his friend Jayda Cheaves. “200K,” wrote Lil Baby on Instagram. “1 OF 12 For The Wham.” The watch may be very rare: representatives from RM were unable to identify the watch as made in the US, but said it may be a limited edition and sold in Europe, the Middle East, or Asia. Lil baby, a man after my own heart, couldn’t wait to wear his new watches. So he immediately replaced his Datejust and Nautilus with his new Richard Milles, thus ending his tour de force of watchmaking.
January Jones’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
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