You may recall that back in November we brought you news about the Only Watch Charity Auction that took place in Geneva. The proceeds from the auction, held every two years, are donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to help finance research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
What we didn’t tell you then, but we have now learned, is that the famed 51-year-old actor, Brad Pitt, spent more than $7 million at that auction — on a single timepiece. The one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe wristwatch, a Reference 5016A stainless steel Calatrava (Lot 16), was the highest priced wristwatch ever sold at the Only Watch auctions. Brad Pitt is known to be a watch lover and has purchased collectible watches for himself and Angelina Jolie in the past.
Other celebrities who love watches include sports stars — and some have even had watches made in their honor. Audemars Piguet, for instance, created the Lap Timer in honor of racecar driver and legend Michael Schumacher. The Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher watch is a world’s first. It offers consecutive lap timing with alternating flyback functions designed for continuous use. One might call it the ultimate endurance watch built for ultimate motorsports.
Of course, the list goes on and on. So many great celebrities have teamed with watch companies. This is a subject we will re-visit after the holidays, but if you have a celebrity heartthrob, or want to buy the perfect gift for someone in your life who has a celeb crush, stop in anytime and we can show you the vast array of brands with star-studded brand ambassadors.