When rap titan Jay-Z took to the stage at Webster Hall in NYC on Friday, he was dressed to impress in a black tux and an exclusive custom blue RM056 Tourbillon timepiece designed by luxury watchmaker Richard Mille. The pricey timepiece reportedly set Beyonce back $2.5 million!
According to VladTV, Jay-Z wore the watch during his B-Sides 2 concert at Webster Hall, where he brought legendary rapper Nas onstage with him. Jay spit a freestyle about Black people taking back their neighborhoods at-risk for gentrification. He also name-dropped his $2.5 million watch. - a gift from his adoring wife.
He rapped, "I should get a [...] for words that unify/Black and brown youth to shoot through the sky/Blueprint on my wrist cost 2.5/Only thing that flips the script between you and I."
According to GQ, the watch was customized by Jay-Z's personal jeweler Alex Todd. The jeweler spent around 3,000 hours customizing a case for the watch, which Jay Z first wore to the recent NAACP Image Awards. Todd shared a photo of the watch on his Instagram (below).
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The Icon Shawn Carter also known as Jay-Z during 50th NAACP Image Awards was wearing the most expensive @richardmilleofficial ever produced, A unique RM056 Tourbillon split seconds chronograph in blue sapphire. The entire masterpiece is cut and milled from solid blocks of sapphire. The production of this sapphire structure took years of research and testing in order to ensure an adequate response to the demands of strength and comfort. Limited edition of 1 piece. Price : $ 2,500,000.00 #RichardMille #jayz #watches #luxury #InsaneLuxuryLife Photo : @beyonce
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