In 2021, Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin has decided to throw a housewarming party for his $50 million home in Bridgehampton. Over the past two years, the tradition has continued with a star-studded event that has become a place to see and be seen every summer, and this year was no exception.
The billionaire’s now-famous white party took place this recent Fourth of July holiday with guests including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Odell Beckham Jr., Usher, and Kim Kardashian — many of whom wore some serious timepieces to the event.
But you didn’t have to be there to see the watches up close. We got a good insight into the wonders of the watches on display thanks to a slew of photos taken at the event and a little help from TikTok. The social media platform has been on the rise in the watch community with a whole new generation of collectors like @chad.alexander whose videos spotlight watches from movies, sports, celebrity collections, and special events like the famous White Party. Here are five of the craziest watches spotted at the monochromatic holiday party that are anything but vanilla.
Jay-Z Patek Philippe
Among the A-list guests in attendance were Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who were dressed in his famous yellow gold Patek Philippe ref. 2499/101J. You may remember when the 24-time Grammy Award-winning artist was spotted wearing the rare Patek to his private after-the-Oscars party in March of this year. Only 349 perpetual calendar chronograph models were ever created, all made between 1950 and 1985. However, the legendary rapper’s own configuration is even more exceptional with fewer than four examples ever made. Although we still don’t know the exact value of Jay Z’s special model, a rose gold figure in the reference. 2499 It sold at Sotheby’s for $7.7 million last year.
Audemars Piguet Kevin Hart
Avid watch collector Kevin Hart was another celebrity at the white party, and he decided to wear his yellow gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar for the occasion. While Hart is known for his huge collection, he’s a particular fan of the AP, owning models including the Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked, a white ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar and two flying tourbillons with a purple and green “Tapisserie Evolutive” dial, and a slew of others. Instead of one of his bolder models, Hart kept it (relatively) subdued at the event, wearing a Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar with a white dial made of solid yellow gold. You can find the model on the used market just north of six figures—the dealer is asking $118,000 for the example above via Chrono24.
Hublot Kylian Mbappe
Athletes such as Kylian Mbappe were among those in attendance at Robben’s night in the Hamptons. The French professional soccer player was wearing the limited edition Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire, which was a perfect fit for the monochrome theme. Mbappé has been a Hublot ambassador since 2018, and in the past five years he has amassed an impressive collection of watches from the brand, including the Big Bang Unico Titanium Rainbow, Big Bang Pink Millennial and of course models such as the Big Bang E FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The model is limited-run. The one he chose for the white party will turn you back $65,000 used.
Tom Brady Patek Philippe
Tom Brady was another sports star who made Robbin’s guest list. He took the white look quite literally, choosing a white Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 dial for the event. Brady is also an avid watch lover with a wide range to choose from, but we can’t blame him for choosing the stainless steel 5711 with white dial for this particular occasion. No watch looks more appropriate for a fancy summer party in the Hamptons. On the secondary market, you can find this exact iteration of the much-needed reference for about $100,000.
Patek Philippe by Corey Gamble
Patek Philippe seems to be the brand of choice among many of the top celebs in the white robin party, including Corey Gamble. Gamble clearly admires the legendary Swiss watchmaker with a collection that stretches from the rose gold Nautilus Travel Time with a blue dial to the rare Grand Complication Celestial Emerald in platinum. He even hacked an impossibility Tiffany Blue Ref. 5711 sec. This past weekend, the successful talent manager chose a rose gold Patek Philippe Grand Complication watch with a black dial, which stood out perfectly against the white background for the evening. This watch is currently sold by nearly a quarter of a million on the used car market.
For a closer look at all of these celebs and their watches as well as more A-listers who attended the All-Star ceremonies, check out this post from @chad.alexander on TikTok.
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