Ice, ice baby: famous kids wearing ludicrously expensive watchesZach Blass
The lives of the rich and famous may not be relatable for everyone, but there is something kinda sweet about a parent letting their child wear something of theirs. In some instances, celebrities take it to the next level, gifting highly luxurious objects such as timepieces to their young children. In such instances we see the comment sections go wild with confected outrage that proclaims such a gesture as irresponsible and offensive. But you know what, nobody loves a backseat driver and while it may seem strange to us mere mortals, ultimately sometimes you gotta let them “do them”. We decided to highlight some of the wildest instances of famous kids wearing heavy-hitting watches – some of which were loaners from their parents or actual gifts the kiddos received.
When DJ Khaled bought his then two year old son Asahd a $34,000 Rolex Datejust:
While it may seem tasteless for a two year old to receive a $34,000 yellow gold Rolex watch with diamonds on the dial, hearing DJ Khaled explain why he is making the purchase for his then two-year-old son Asahd clearly conveys a sense of love – that his child is his entire world. We all imagine the moment where we may have the opportunity to pass on a timepiece to the next generation in our family, but I guess when you have the kind of money DJ Khaled has you can afford to hit fast-forward on the moment and bring it right to the present. Although this Lady-Datejust is the perfect size for a smaller child’s wrist, eventually Asahd will grow out of it – but I suspect there are plenty of other watches in DJ Khaled’s collection that can assume the mantle of his son’s wrist when he outgrows it. Perhaps the watch will continue to be passed down to children in the family, a cycle of prosperity that, when we all stop huffing and puffing, we might accept that we envy a little.
Cardi B and Offset’s daughter Kulture receiving a $250K Richard Mille for her 3rd birthday:
Most people receive a luxury watch for major milestones – graduations, engagements, new jobs or birthdays later on in life. But Kulture received her very own customized Richard Mille watch, reportedly worth in excess of $250,000 for her third birthday. In the throws of her extravagant pink princess party, Offset proceeded to halt the festivities for a moment to present his daughter with the watch straight out of the box – with the emcee as blown away as we all were, continually screaming “Richard Milly, Richard Milly”.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. wearing his father’s Rolex GMT-Master II Ice (ref. 116769TBR):
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Any child wearing a Rolex will garner attention, but the most expensive Rolex watch ever made? Checkmate. Cristiano Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, was spotted wearing a Rolex GMT-Master II Ice ref. 116769TBR at an event with his father. I have no doubt my parents love me, but assuming my mother or father owned a Rolex of this nature, I highly doubt they would ever let me wear this watch at the tender age of 10. I’m not criticising, I am just super jealous. Plus, it should be said that this is a son wearing his father’s watch at a very formal event, it by no means belongs to him and it’s not like Ronaldo let his son wear it for just any random occasion.
Nicki Minaj’s three-month-old son rocked a diamond-encrusted Nautilus worth $400K:
Nicki celebrated the new year, and her newborn son “Papa Bear”, by dressing him in a $600 Fendi onesie, a “papa bear” chain necklace (her son’s nickname) and, to top it all off, a diamond-paved Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref: 5719/10G-010. Suffice to say, this is a watch that, if you were to buy it at retail, comes very much under the “price upon request” category. But there are a bunch of pre-owned ones available for sale here with a starting price of $400,000 USD.
Of course, the watch does not actually belong to her son, at least not yet. It is a pretty safe bet that the watch was a momentary accessory for the ‘gram shot. But let’s put this into perspective for a second. Her son was wearing a watch that has a wait time to purchase that far exceeds his age. If I queued up for one myself tomorrow, I would be extremely lucky to be offered one by the time he graduates middle school. In fact, it’d take me even longer for me to save up for one .