Drake Bought A $890k Patek Philippe To Match His Raptors Championship Ring
Despite being gifted with a million-dollar jacket by the organisation, Drake, the indefatigable cheerleader for the current NBA champions the Toronto Raptors, made history by becoming (to our knowledge at least) the first person outside of the team's official staff to earn himself a deadset NBA championship ring for his efforts.
Drake being Drake though, he simply had to go a step further, stepping out last week sporting a diamond-encrusted ring that he had custom-designed to match the piece gifted to him by the Raptors. Designed by Jason of Beverly Hills and boasting more than 30 carats of diamonds, making for a truly remarkable act of one-upsmanship.
Now though, he's gone a step further, obtaining himself an eye-catching Patek Philippe timepiece to match the rings that dwarfs even the two put together in overall value.
A reminder that this is the man who recently acquired a first of its kind Rolls-Royce and a million-dollar Richard Mille that talks dirty to people in a bunch of different ways.
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As anticipated in our post about @champagnepapi’s Patek Philippe collection, during the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors game he was spotted court side wearing his new extremely rare @patekphilippe 5719/10R-010 in rose gold. The case features 100 brilliant-cut diamonds and 32 baguette-cut diamonds, the bracelet 803 brilliant-cut diamonds and 150 baguette diamonds and the dial is fully set with 255 brilliant-cut diamonds and 3 baguette diamond hour markers making a total of 1,343 diamonds. The market price of this insane piece is around $600,000.00 dollars. #PatekPhilippe Photo : Ron Turenne / @gettyimages
Sometimes known as the 'Fully Loaded' or 'Full Diamond' on the resell market, the watch is a throughly iced out version of a Patek Philippe Nautilus, set in rose gold. The watch has hour, minute and seconds hands and a date function, while the three hour markers on the watch are made with baguette-cut diamonds.
Of course, the bling doesn't end there. As pointed out by the account, "the case features 100 brilliant-cut diamonds and 32 baguette-cut diamonds, the bracelet 803 brilliant-cut diamonds and 150 baguette diamonds and the dial is fully set with 255 brilliant-cut diamonds and 3 baguette diamond hour markers making a total of 1,343 diamonds."
All of this brings the timepiece's total value to around $600k, which considering that a non-diamond-encrusted Patek Philippe just became the most expensive watch in the world, might not actually be that much of a splurge. In more celebrity watches, Pharrell has become the latest superstar to get his own custom Richard Mille.