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Some homecomings bang tougher than others, and Sean “Diddy” Combs helped Howard College’s festivities get further unfastened this week with a shock efficiency accompanied by a $1 million donation. Following the September drop of his newest opus, The Love Album: Off the Grid, Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy, previously P.Diddy, and additionally recognized for a time as merely “Love”) is within the midst of a long-awaited return to type. Diddy’s large examine wasn’t the one flex he dropped at his alma mater, nevertheless. Along with an applicable quantity of XXL diamond jewellery for a person who helped create fashionable hip-hop, the Dangerous Boy Data founder flaunted one of the crucial coveted timepieces on the planet: the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Rainbow.”
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is without doubt one of the world’s favourite—and most collectible—chronographs. It was additionally, for a time, the costliest watch ever auctioned due to the 2017 sale of Paul Newman’s legendary ticker for $17 million. The rainbow bezel variant, nevertheless, is among the many most unique items within the Swiss watchmaker’s catalog, with a murky software course of, a protracted ready checklist, and a six-figure worth to purchase one at retail. Regardless of these hurdles (and likewise due to them), the rainbow Daytona has grow to be vital accent for bust-down-loving collectors in quest of the final word flex, from John Mayer to Put up Malone to Pat Mahomes. Diddy’s is the Everose gold model launched in 2018, with a case produced from Rolex’s proprietary mix of 18 Ok pink gold, copper, and platinum, a bezel that includes 36 baguette-cut sapphires, and a case set with 56 diamonds.
Flea’s F.P. Journe Octa Lune
Watching Purple Scorching Chili Peppers bassist (and avowed Stüssy fan) Flea eat scorching wings and discuss music is an effective way to spend 20 minutes any day of the week. For anybody who loves watches, nevertheless, the expertise is enhanced by the information (due to @niccoloy) that he’s sporting an F.P. Journe Octa Lune, an extremely tasteful alternative from one of many world’s most fascinating watchmakers. The Octa Lune is a magnificence to behold, with an asymmetrical dial together with a big date, an influence reserve indicator, and a moon section rendered in 18-karat white gold. The true star, nevertheless, is Journe’s Octa caliber, one of the crucial superior computerized actions ever made, which may run for almost per week whereas sustaining distinctive accuracy—identical to Flea himself.
Steph Curry’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut
For many of us, merely being the most effective shooter within the NBA could be sufficient of an accomplishment to maintain busy. Steph Curry, however, continues to increase his resume by incomes accolades as a singer, a golfer, and one of many best-dressed dudes within the league. He’s additionally earned kudos as a god-tier watch collector, a status he burnished this week when he arrived for Golden State’s matchup with the Phoenix Suns sporting a Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A. To not be confused with the Nautilus, the model’s legendary Nineteen Seventies sports activities watch, the Aquanaut arrived within the late Nineteen Nineties as a sporty fashionable addition to the Swiss watchmaker’s conservative lineup. Distinguished by a checkerboard dial, huge Arabic numerals and the primary rubber strap within the model’s historical past, the Aquanaut pushed Patek into the twenty first century whereas incomes it a spot on discerning wrists like Curry’s.
Rory McIlroy’s World Time Flyback Chronograph 5930P ‘Inexperienced’
Final weekend’s System 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix 2023 in Austin, Texas, was an all-out battle royale between Max Verstappen (who scored his fiftieth win) and Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, and Lando Norris, every of whom continues to nip at his heels. Irish PGA champ Rory McIlroy saved issues spicy off-track, strolling the beginning grid sporting a Patek Philippe World Time Flyback Chronograph 5930P. That includes two of Patek’s most-loved problems, it makes the right accent for a man who has received just about each title besides the Masters, due to a hypnotic guilloche-engraved dial and matching alligator strap in Augusta inexperienced.
Hailey Bieber’s Patek Philippe Nautilus
Among the many many issues we discovered about Hailey Bieber this week: She has wonderful style in equipment. Along with by no means going wheels-up with out her Saint Laurent shades and Drew Home slippers, the Rhode founder is a fan of a mini-sized yellow gold Audemars Piguet, dubbed a TTRO (teeny tiny Royal Oak) by Dimepiece’s Brynn Wallner. Consistent with the Biebers’ ongoing dominance of #couplegoals suits, Hailey’s TTRO is an analogous mannequin to the one the Biebs purchased himself as a marriage current in 2019.