Jay-Z first became known for his music in the late 1990s, and has had great success, taking home 21 Grammy Awards. Aside from being the second richest hip-hop artist in the United States, Jay-Z is also a successful entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of many well-known brands, such as Rocawear, Roc-a-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Roc-a-Fella Films. He was also the president of Def Jam Recordings, and owns the 40/40 Club sports bar, with locations in New York City, Atlantic City, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. With so much fortune, Jay-Z can afford to wear any watch he pleases. Let’s take a look at a few of his picks.
Platinum Day-Date II 218206
Jay-Z has lavish tastes, especially in his accessories. Here, he is sporting a platinum Day-Date II, which retails for $62,500. Platinum is one of the densest metals in the world, which gives this watch a heavy weight. Rolex uses 950 platinum, which means it is made of 95% platinum, and will never tarnish, fade, or change color. This Day-Date is also available with a diamond dial and bezel, but Jay-Z surprisingly opted for the non-diamond model. The dial on this reference 218206 has a different look for a President, as it dons a black-on-black look, with black Arabic hour markers on a black concentric dial. This watch would be easy to dress up or dress down.
Rolex Perpetual Calendar
Every watch collector needs at least one unique conversation starter. Although this Perpetual Calendar is not the only head turner in Jay-Z’s collection, it is quite noteworthy. The pièce de rèsistance on this watch would have to be its sub dials, as they not only look great, but also track the month, date, day, moon phase, and even leap years. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find this exact watch anywhere, because it is a Datejust that was customized by acclaimed watchmaker, Franck Muller. Jay-Z is the proud owner of this beautiful timepiece, and he wears it well.
Rolex Daytona 116500
The Daytona 116500 is highly coveted because it is one of the first Daytonas to sport a ceramic bezel. This model comes with a black or a white dial, and Jay-Z chooses to rock the white dial chronograph. With all the flashy watches that Jay-Z owns, it is easy to imagine this Daytona as his casual, “jeans and t-shirt” kind of watch. Here, we see him pairing it with a casual, all-black outfit, and it is really shines as the star of the show.
We can see that Jay-Z appreciates a wide range of watch styles. If you had to choose to wear one of these, which one would you pick?