Rappers love a good watch. And, from expensive Rolexes to stylish Casio G-Shocks, they’ve embraced a number of different watches throughout hip-hop history. But, over the course of the last few years, we’ve noticed more and more of them embracing Audemar Piguet timepieces. Swizz Beatz has designed a couple of them. Rick Ross named a mixtape after them. And, Jay-Z has injected lyrical references to them into tons of his songs at this point—a clear sign that Audemars Piguet is now officially a part of hip-hop forever. Bet the Swiss makers of the watch never thought that would happen when they started creating the watches back in 1974, did they?
Jay-Z definitely isn’t alone in his quest to make Audemars Piguet the official watch of hip-hop, either. In addition to Hov, there have been a bunch of other rappers who have spit lines about them, too. Just check out this list of the The 12 Best Rap References About Audemars Piguet Watches. They’re definitely right on time.—Chris Yuscavage