EACH WEEK, we’ll be taking a look at the hottest news, developments and rare model sightings in the watch world — what’s ticking, what’s trending and what’s causing jaws in various corners of the watch internet to drop. We’ll highlight new brand releases, celebrity watch spots and general news for all you horologically-minded enthusiasts.
This week, Hollywood A-listers gathered at billionaire Michael Rubin’s lavish Hamptons property for his annual Fourth of July ‘White Party‘. While the guest list was impressive — in attendance was Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Brady, Jay Z, Ben Affleck, Justin Bieber and more — the watch spots were just as big. From Jay Z’s USD$8 million vintage Patek Philippe to Kevin Hart’s Audemars Piguet flex, there wasn’t a wrist at the party worth talking about.
Keep scrolling for all that dropped in the watch world this week.
Jay Z wears USD$8 million watch to Michael Rubin’s ‘White Party’
Just when you thought billionaire entrepreneur Michael Rubin’s annual ‘White Party’ couldn’t get any more ridiculous, we find out that legendary rapper Jay Z was mingling with a USD$8 million vintage Patek Philippe ref. 2499 on wrist. Other big watch hits spotted from the lavish celebrity party included Tom Brady’s white dial Patek Philippe Nautilus, Kevin Hart’s yellow gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar and Travis Scott’s Richard Mille 69 Erotic Tourbillon. Even the caterer was discovered wearing a Rolex Daytona Reverse Panda.
Ryan Gosling rocks hot pink TAG Heuer Carrera at Barbie premiere
Earlier this week, TAG Heuer ambassador and upcoming Barbie star Ryan Gosling was seen wearing a hot pink version of the new Carrera Date. The model, which is universally-sized at 36mm, was released this year as part of the 60th anniversary of the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera collection. Gosling offered some serious Ken-ergy as he paired the hot pink effortlessly with a pastel blue suit and salmon pink shirt. Well played, sir.
Audemars Piguet launch 4 new Royal Oak Offshore, including one inspired by music
To celebrate 30 years since the creation of the Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet this week unveiled four new 37 mm Selfwinding Chronograph models with bezels adorned with diamonds and coloured gemstones for a sporty and glamourous look. Available in a choice of 18-carat pink gold, yellow gold or stainless steel, the new references hark back to the original aesthetic of the Offshore, whilst offering a host of new design details. Our pick of the bunch? The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition (pictured), which is a playful and modern interpretation of this iconic timepiece.