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Canadian multi-hyphenate rapper Aubrey Drake Graham or simply, Drake, recently attended a Hublot collectors dinner in Miami, joining friends and fellow compatriots French Montana (Karim Kharbouch) and Fat Joe (Joseph Antonio Cartagena).
Attended by Hublot President Jean-Francois Sberro, one could assume that the dress code for the Hublot collectors dinner held at Miami’s Papi Steak would reasonably include rocking your favourite Hublot. Not for Drake though, he opted for a bingled-out Patek Philippe Ref. 5719/10G Nautilus instead.
French was dressed in a flashy red silk Gucci button-down tee, Gucci blinged-out sunglasses and a matching Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu Ceramic white while other high profile guests were parading key Hublot icons like the Big Bang Unico Sapphire and Hublot Spirit of Big Bang. Not Drake though, Mr. OVO’s fully paved diamond Patek Philippe Nautilus provided opulent sophistication contrasting with the out-sized aesthetics of Hublot, akin to Drake’s own musical style of contrast between typical hip-hop beats and softer melody. The Nautilus has epitomised the elegant sports watch since 1976.
Drake is a known watch aficionado and at his last high profile event, Toronto Raptor’s NBA finals, the actor-rapper was photographed with a US$750,000 Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon – a novelty timepiece which showcased a random generator of erotic actions.
Drake’s Patek Philippe Ref. 5719/10G Nautilus is price on application, though not the most in-demand of the range (that honour would go to the steel models), it is definitely one of the pricier iterations. With 1,343 diamonds totalling 18.73 carats (Case: 100 diamonds, Dial: 255 diamonds with 3 hour index diamond baguettes, Bracelet: 803 diamonds with 150 baguette diamonds), the fully paved Nautilus retails from US$350,000 and up.
Later that evening, the gang had their own after-party at David Grutman’s club LIV where the Scorpion rapper joined French in a special act, entertaining their guests and then paid tribute to Fat Joe who was celebrating his 49th birthday.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5719/10G Nautilus Price and Specs
Movement Self-winding Calibre 324 S C with 45 hours power reserve
Case 40mm white gold full diamond paved with 120 metres water resistance
Price From US$350,000