Jay-Z was among those who attended Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin’s Fourth of July party over the weekend, complete with a Richard Mille that’ll be remarkably difficult for fellow watch enthusiasts to top.
As seen in a photo shared by Quavo, who was also on hand for the Diddy-inspired event, Hova complemented his all-white attire with a Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon in green sapphire. In other words, this is an extremely rare (and expectedly expensive) piece that—in the eyes of many—ultimately became the star of the party.
In a subsequent breakdown from @insaneluxurylife on Instagram, the watch—one of the priciest ever crafted by the Mille brand—was touted as the second unique piece commissioned by Jay-Z. The watch is also said to boast an estimated retail price of $3 million.
Notably, customizer Alex Todd—who previously made headlines in 2019 thanks to another top-shelf Mille piece for Jay—commented on the post and also shared photos of the piece to his Stories.
“1 of 1 Non Before Non to Come #MilleSeason,” he said in one post.
When reached by Complex for comment on the latest Mille reveal, Todd confirmed that the piece is a one-of-one that was made for Jay. He also said the retail price is around $3 million, though the actual value is “way more.”
As for the previous Mille, which was said in a 2019 freestyle by Jay to be worth $2.5 million, a 56 was customized with a blue sapphire case. In a GQ piece at the time, Alfred Tong went deep on the watch’s finer details, including the fact that it took 3,000 hours to make.
Earlier this month, Jay’s Roc Nation and Michael Rubin were among those announced as investors in Blackstone’s acquisition of the Certified Collectibles Group. The company focuses on the authentication of collectibles ranging from comics to trading cards.
In June, Jay was a speaker at the annual J.P. Morgan/Robin Hood Investors Conference, which brought together business leaders for a virtual event focused on financial insights.