Jay-Z celebrates birthday with new £3 million watch

First published: 12-12-2012

Like the wives of many other rich and famous men, Beyonce must have a roght time buying birthday or Christmas presents for Jay-Z. After all, what do you get a man who has got it all – beautiful wife, a thriving business empire and status as one of the hottest names in contemporary music?

The answer, it would seem, is get him a watch. At least that’s what the former Destiny’s Child singer did, splashing out £3 million on a new timepiece for her other half.

As might be expected for such a price, this was no ordinary watch.

Rather, the EntertainmentWise website reports, the 43-year-old hip hop mogul is now the proud owner of a jewel-encrusted Hublot.

Named the Big Bang, the designer piece is encrusted with 1,282 individual diamonds, making it one of the most expensive timepieces on the planet.

However, according to one source, such a hefty price tag didn’t deter Beyonce from splashing out on her hubby, particularly given his love of luxury accessories.

“She knew he would love the Hublot Big Bang watch. It’s the ultimate timepiece, a mixture of extravagance, luxury and bling,” the showbiz industry insider was quoted by the website as saying.

"Jay Z is a huge watch collector and was very excited when he was given the gift. He can’t wait to start flashing it around. It is absolutely stunning.”

Jay-Z is far from the only music star who will be flashing a new watch around on the Christmas party circuit.

Just last month, Rihanna used her Twitter account to show her fans pictures of her new watch, a luxury Rolex believed to be a gift from ex-boyfriend, the hip hop star Chris Brown, to celebrate the success of her latest world tour. 

The star posted several picture of her posing with the new timepiece, while Brown did likewise, only with a male-version of the watch, with their pictures prompting widespread speculation that a reunion could be on the cards.

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