Hip-hop is still hot and going strong and fans can never get enough of the flashy way these rappers blow large amounts of green on their bling. Over the years, high tech-looking, but classy, time piece models have become a favorite for many of our popular rappers. Jay Z and Lil Wayne have been known to own a few of these exceptional timepieces. With the amounts of money they spend, many, of course, are customized to include more sparkly jewels, so the finished pieces end up to be quite unique.
From what we've heard, the top rappers prefer outrageously expensive watches, whether they are flashy or simply magnificent pieces of jewelry. Sporty, casual, elegant, red-carpet level and more. They are all available from the top brands in the world and in all price ranges. Well, to qualify that; price ranges that start in the tens of thousands and go up to the hundreds of thousands.
Sexy, expensive and intricate, these timepieces are the top-of-the-line in precision. Most of these watches include the tourbillon mechanism which was the epitome of precision in timepieces since invented in the late 1700's by French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet.
In simple terms, a tourbillon is what attempts to counterbalance the effects gravity has on the time piece. Although it is no longer necessary, it is often included on high-end pieces and always exposed on the face of the watch, as it's such an intricate and interesting visual.
Some designers even added more intricacy by including rotating mechanisms that count seconds without a second-hand. Although horology has been around for centuries, it is still a respected art that requires the utmost in skill to assemble these tiny parts, jewels and design.
Rappers who buy these are hard-core watch lovers, with starting prices at almost $17,000. Some just like how these pieces add an element of gentlemen togetherness to their otherwise rowdy reputations.
We have to wonder if the local watch repair services are up to snuff on these beauties, but hopefully, for the prices, there isn't a thing in the world that could break on them. If the case arises, security guards will have to escort the watches back to their makers for a quick.
Here are some of the go-to watches that rappers go after. They may not be the most blinged-out pieces, but they get the job done for telling time and showing other that you can definitely put your money where your mouth.
10 Bvlgari Diagono Chronograph: $16,900
9 Rolex GMT Master II: $33,250
8 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubber Clad: $36,630
7 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari King Gold: $43,600
6 Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon: $116,195
5 Piaget Altaplano Caliber 1200 D: $151,995
4 Zenith Christopher Columbus: $230,000
3 Roger Dubuis Millesime Double Flying Tourbillon: $263,000
2 Romain Jerome Titanic DNA Tourbillon: $319,000
1 Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 Quadruple Tourbillon: $750,000
Greubel Forsey has always been committed to developing and finding parts that will give their customers the most accurate in keeping and holding the time. As mentioned above, it's the tourbillon that makes it all happen, and this watch has "quadruple tourbillon", which was invented after the already popular, "double tourbillon 30". The quadruple tourbillon is, in technical terms, four asynchronous tourbillons independently working to provide its high level of accuracy. Not sure if our rappers care about the mechanics of these amazing watches, as much as the fact that they are tasteful, luxurious and expensive looking.
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