Drake does a lot of things for us. Not only has he provided us with eight chart-topping albums, an is-he-isn’t-he relationship with former British GQ cover star Rihanna and enough hype-worthy outfits to become a regular on our Best-Dressed lists, but now he has also become a certified watch master.
Stepping out in Los Angeles, Drake brought “Hotline Bling” (you remember that 2016 hit, right?) to life. How, you ask? By wearing what is possibly the most extravagant watch we’ve seen (and yearned for) all year. So what does a chart-topping, multimillion dollar-earning success story wear on his wrist? A Rolex Day-Date 40, of course.
The watch in question is cast in 18-carat gold, which Rolex is able to do with ease. Operating four different manufacturing foundries across the world, the Swiss brand creates its very own formulas for three different kinds of gold and its own formulation of 904L stainless steel. Even the hour markers have been fashioned from 18-carat gold to prevent tarnishing (and take wrist gear to a luxurious new level). The President bracelet, with its semi-circular three-piece links, is what keeps this beauty on your wrist, which was created in 1956 for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, one of the dressiest (yet practical) dress watches a man can buy.
But it’s hardly surprising really that Drake would choose an opulent watch that most of us can only dream of owning. One quick look at his jewellery collection and you know you’re dealing with a man with very expensive taste.