Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.
Paul Newman, Eric Clapton, John Mayer—there are plenty of north stars to look towards when shaping a watch collection. Here’s a new one, courtesy of the Certified Lover Boy: Queen Elizabeth II. Last weekend, Drake posted an image of himself on Instagram wearing a rare version of the Patek Philippe Ellipse with a diamond-set bezel. The next slide in the rapper’s story was his apparent inspiration for acquiring the piece: the Queen herself, sitting for a 1984 portrait while wearing the same Patek. Rap royalty meets real-life royalty. Drake is onto something here, because the watch world needs new icons. Many collectors gravitate towards the same models, which means they’re all trying to buy the same watches, like the Patek Nautilus, Rolex Daytona, or Rolex Submariner. So next