Jay-Z’s Watch Collection

Jay-Z’s Watch Collection


“I don’t got the bright watch, I got the right watch.” – Jay-Z, 30 Something, 2006

Rapper Jay-Z is well-known for dropping the names of his favorite watch brands in his songs – namely Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Hublot. And while luxury watches have always been a staple among rap and hip-hop artists, Jay’s collection is a cut above the rest.

From classic models to rare, ultra high-end pieces, here’s a peek into Jay-Z’s watch box.


Rolex Daytona Ceramic Bezel White Dial Steel Mens Watch 116500


The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116500 is one of the most coveted Daytona models because it was one of the first to sport the ceramic bezel. Available in a white or black dial, with a contrasting white or black ceramic bezel, this Daytona is Jay-Z’s casual watch, that is, considering all the flashy, iced-out watches he has. Video from User “B” on YouTube




Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Brown Dial Chronograph Watch 26470ST


Jay-Z has a number of different Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches and one can say this watch dominates his collection. He even collaborated with the brand in 2006, for a limited edition collection celebrating his first decade in the music business.Jay has famously said that it was a tour in Audemars Piguet’s headquarters that really got him into serious watch collecting. Since then, he has also led the way for AP’s domination in the rap scene.



Hublot Shawn Carter and Rolex Sky-Dweller


Two of Jay-Z’s gold pieces: the limited edition Hublot Classic Fusion Shawn Carter, a product of his collaboration with the brand; and the Rolex Sky-Dweller in all yellow-gold. Photos from Hublot and Rolex




Rolex President Day Date 36mm Yellow Gold Mens Watch 118238


Jay-Z has the Rolex President Day-Date in yellow gold and platinum. He has said that among his watches it’s the one that makes him feel most like a “baller”.

Perhaps because the Day-Date is easily recognizable as a status symbol, even among people who really aren’t into watches.




Some of Jay-Z ‘s complicated and very rare Patek Philippe timepieces. Above, the Patek Philippe ref 2499, which is considered one of the greatest watches ever made. Produced in the 1980s, this reference combines a perpetual calendar, moonphase, and chronograph. Only 10 of these were produced per year.


Above, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime ref 6300G. First released in 2016, this timepiece features 20 complications. It is made of 18k white gold, with a reversible case showing a black dial on one side, and a white dial on the other side. Photos from Alex Todd on Instagram and GQ Magazine on Twitter



Jaeger LeCoultre Grande Reverso Duoface Rose Gold Watch 278.2.54 Q3782520

Jay-Z isn’t always seen in a Jaeger LeCoultre; but when he is, he chooses a super elegant watch. His choice JLC piece is the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute to 1931 in rose gold, which is an homage to the original design of the iconic Reverso. He always wears it with a tux and we must say, the combination looks extra classy.


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