P. Diddy Slams Richard Mille

A big shout out to Kanye West for enacting the formerly tongue-in-cheek show biz adage “For my next act, I will set myself on fire.” Meanwhile, P. Diddy is not impressed with Mr. West’s $2m Richard Mille ACJ RM 50-02 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph X 2 (above). In fact, Sean John Combs (a.k.a., Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy) has nothing nice to say about Richard Mille’s ham sandwich-thick timepieces. The rapper positively slams the watchmaker. . .

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Richard Mille Fake Funds Terrorists

I Wore a Fake Richard Mille for a Week to See How the ‘Other Half’ Live. That’s the sort of condescending headline you’d expect from HoDinkee. Then again, the Ho’s Soy Boys save their snickering for Starbucks. In fact, the headline sits above Jamie Weiss’s article for dmarge.com, complete with a sub-headline bleating “Let it be known I did this under intense sufferance.” Sure gun to the head and all that. Speaking of lethal threats . . .

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Expensive Watch – Worth It?

Something is worth exactly what someone will pay for it. If someone is willing to pay a million dollars for a Timex Marlin, that’s what it’s worth. If someone’s willing to pay $10 for a Richard Mille (my bid) and no one will pay a dime more (which they shouldn’t), it’s worth $10. Of course none of that addresses the key question: is an expensive watch worth it? . . .

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Watch News: $1.5m Rolex Daytona and More

Watch news! Earlier this week, a 1969 “John Player Special” Rolex hammered for $1.5m. It’s nowhere near a world record Rolex. In October 2017, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona fetched $17.75m. Still, it’s a pretty penny for a rare watch commemorating Rolex’s sponsorship of the John Player Special Formula 1 team. How rare? Our man @perezscope called out Hodinkee on their inaccurate account of the sale . . .

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