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Musicians and Their Watches

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A musician should be expanding their arsenal of musical tools, right? But on the contrary, the top artists of today are more focused on assembling a chic collection of expensive timepieces! After all, a watch represents individual preferences, and these famous people are there for it.

Most of them are passionate watch collectors, and they own some of the most exquisite collections. The following are, thus, some of the most well-known musicians and their watches:

  1. Jay-Z

The song lyrics of American rap artist Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z, openly declare his passion for expensive timepieces like Audemars Piguet and Rolex. Nearly all brands he has is modestly mentioned.

That’s not all; Jay-Z’s watch portfolio keeps expanding over the years. He has a fanatical collection of high-end timepieces from renowned Swiss manufacturers. The most prestigious Swiss watch companies, including Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Richard Mille, are represented in his portfolio of professional timepieces.


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In addition, the hip-hop artist has worked with upscale watch companies to create limited-edition watches. They are the Shawn Carter by Hublot line as well as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore tenth Anniversary “Jay Z” Edition timepiece.

Furthermore, Jay-Z has a profound love for expensive timepieces. He even gave his fellow rap buddies a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116508 with rose gold, valued at $40,000, as an invite to the Shawn Carter Foundation fundraiser. We thus understand the source of his kindness.

Also, for his birthday a few years back, his ex-wife Beyoncé got him a Hublot Big Bang watch valued at $5 million. This further raises the allure of his collection.

  1. Rihanna 

Rihanna, also known as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is well-known for her lively singing and dancing abilities. The beautiful Barbadian musician is a successful entrepreneur who has participated in several projects to create fragrances, designer clothing, and cosmetics supplies. Additionally, she has an impressive collection of designer timepieces from brands like Chopard, Rolex, Bvlgari, and Patek Philippe, among others.

The elegant Rolex Daytona President, Rolex Lady Datejust, and Patek Philippe Nautilus watches are other additions to the portfolio that makes others envious. Also, in the well-known “Take a Bow” song, Rihanna wore a yellow-gold Piaget Polo timepiece.


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She and Chopard worked together to develop the “Rihanna Loves Chopard” high jewelry series in 2017, which also comprised a gorgeous watch featuring a diamond band. In addition to her Givenchy purple outfit, she wore a Bvlgari jewelry timepiece to the Ocean’s 8 film launch in New York in 2018.

  1. John Mayer

The American singer and songwriter John Mayer is well-known for setting chic trends in high-end watches. The full spectrum of collectibles, from unique items to fan favorites like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and IWC, are available in his huge portfolio. Generally, his collection is valued at over $7 million in total!

Mayer’s library of Rolex timepieces is superb, and it includes several unique and significant ancient Daytona chronograph variations (Ref: 6263, 6264, 6265, 6269, 6270, 116599, 116508, and 116509), Submariners (Ref: 5514 for Comex and 6200), as well as GMT Master II versions. His famous Audemars Piguet timepieces include the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Chronograph Open-worked, the AP Concept GMT Tourbillon with White Ceramic, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon, and the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.


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Other renowned Patek Philippe timepieces include the Ref. 5971 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar Split-seconds Chronograph Ref. 5004G, and Ref. 5164A Travel Time Aquanaut are also available in John Mayer’s exclusive portfolio. Moreover, his colorful personality is reflected in the rainbow bezel Cosmograph Daytona, which undoubtedly provides a distinctive touch.

  1. Drake

Drake (also known as Aubrey Drake Graham), a Canadian rap artist, became well-known in 2010 after releasing his first album, Thank Me Later. He is among the most popular musicians worldwide and the recipient of 4 Grammys as well as 6 American musical honors. In addition, Drake is a devoted premium watch collector and aficionado. He even owns one of the most coveted personal watch portfolios in the entire world.

His favorite companies include Rolex, Jacob & Co., Richard Mille, Hublot, and Audemars Piguet. His collection of Richard Mille timepieces is undeniably spectacular and comprises the RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon and the RM 11 Baby Blue. Others are RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph, RM 035 Rafael Nadal Americas Version, and Felipe Massa Ceramic Chronograph. Variants like the Royal Oak Rose Gold, Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Diamond Set Edition, Royal Oak Tourbillon in Rose Gold, and Forged Carbon Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph are part of his unique portfolio of Audemars Piguet timepieces.


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In addition, Drake has a number of Rolex pieces in his collection, as you might imagine. He has several Rolex Daytona Chronographs, such as editions in white gold and everose gold, as well as diamond-set and unusual dials designed for Paul Newman. He also owns GMT Master II, Yacht-Master II, Sky-Dweller, and several DayDate II Gold pieces (in white, yellow, and Everose gold).


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The Patek Philippe Nautilus White Gold Perpetual Calendar, Hublot Rose Gold Big Bang, and the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino are significant timepieces from Drake’s collection. He also has a passionate admiration for expensive clocks that have been personalized, such as a Rolex DayDate by Chrome Hearts, a Patek Philippe Nautilus designed by Virgil Abloh, as well as an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak by Alyx.

  1. Nick Jonas

The enormous luxury timepiece selection of American singer and songwriter Nick Jonas heavily draws design cues from the choices of his elder Jonas brothers. Both he and Kevin own the yellow golden Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 116718LN along with the 18k yellow gold Rolex Submariner.

Additionally, he has been sighted wearing the red golden Richard Mille RM 11-01 Roberto Mancini and the pink golden Chopard L.U.C Lunar One Grande Date. Moreover, he often dons the Richard Mille RM 011 NTPT Lotus Carbon F1 Team Chronograph timepiece.


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Jonas upped his wristwear vibe during the 2020 Golden Globes up to 10 levels, making an incredible statement. Also, with 1,172 diamonds weighing over 50 karats, the Bulgari Octo L’Originale Full Blue Baguette Diamonds timepiece Jonas was wearing is extremely rare. Talking about the cost, this piece is worth $928,000!

  1. Elton John

Among the most well-known musicians of all time is Elton John. He is a talented pianist, vocalist, lyricist, and songwriter. John also has a vibrant collection of timepieces, regarded as one of the best collections in the world. Rolex, Franck Muller, and Chopard are his favorite watch brands.

Since 2000, Elton John has been linked to the Swiss jewelry and high-end watch company Chopard. Additionally, he co-designed special edition timepiece series with his close friend Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Chopard’s artistic manager and co-president, to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s charitable endeavors. Furthermore, the 2019 historical music film Rocketman, inspired by the life of the renowned British singer, depicted his fondness for Chopard’s watches and jewelry.


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Elton also owns a number of Franck Muller watches. He commissioned the London-based Bamford Watch Department to customize 10 Franck Muller watches from his selection in 2018. Bamford London released the Elton John X Bamford London Mayfair Date special edition in 2019.

Furthermore, variants like the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Rainbow” and Rolex DayDate Platinum are part of his exceptional collection.

  1. Ed Sheeran

The English musician has quickly established himself worldwide with many top hits and successful collaborations. He distinguishes himself from other singers with his distinctive sound, approachable demeanor, and obviously the blazing red hair!


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In order to complement his vibrant and distinctive personality, Ed wears the black and orange RM 030 and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. Both of which have multicolored ceramics with 50-hour power reserves.


Bottom Line

The world’s most famous and loved people are musicians. With their extravagant lives, amusing music videos, and a sizable number of fans, they only possess the most beautiful and impressive watch collections.

Furthermore, musicians tend to have artistic souls and distinctive tastes, and their watch selections definitely mirror this.

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