Audemars Piguet is one of the most recognizable names in the luxury Swiss timepiece market. This company was founded in 1875 by legendary craftsmen Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet. It has been pushing the boundaries of both men’s and women’s watch wear with a revolutionary style that blends classic and modern aesthetic. Audemars Piguet currently has seven style lines available and limited edition variations. The most popular is their Royal Oak line, the world’s first luxury sports watch.
A-Listers and Audemars Piguet
With such a rich history, it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in sports and pop culture have been seen wearing these iconic timepieces. Here are some celebrities who have embraced Audemars Piguet watches as key parts of their attention-grabbing style:
Basketball superstar LeBron sports the Royal Oak Offshore Volcano. This dramatic timepiece combines the classic hexagonal steel bezel of the Royal Oak with brilliant bursts of red and orange accents. The leather strap is enhanced with matching stitching, creating an eye-catching look suitable for men like LeBron, who’s at the top of his sports game with multiple awards and two Olympic medals under his belt.
This tennis superstar became an official Audemars Piguet ambassador in 2014. In both the campaign and in her personal life, she’s always wearing her Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in pink gold. In fact, she loves this accessory so much she wore it to her sixth win at Wimbledon. Serena’s watch captures the delicate elegance of the women’s version of the classic Royal Oak line. It features a slimmer case design with a white coated crown and 32 brilliant cut diamonds to catch the light as she practices her serve.
This multi-talented music and media producer (as well as accomplished actor and musician) partnered with Audemars Piguet on Project Q, which aids underprivileged children. Audemars Piguet created a watch in Quincey Jones’s honor with the celebrity’s influence on the design. The timepiece, called the Millenary Quincey Jones Watch, features the timeless chic of the Millenary line with a leather strap and minimalist aesthetic.
Half of one of music’s biggest power couples, Jay-Z is also a huge fan of the Audemars Piguet line. In fact, he is rarely seen without his timepiece. Jay-Z was recently spotted on the red carpet sporting the ultra-luxurious Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Carbon Concept. Would you like one of these all-black timepieces for yourself? They’ll set you back almost $300,000. However, this always-stylish celebrity can certainly afford it; he was valued at an estimated $810 million as of 2017.
This actor-turned-politician has a long history of working with Audemars Piguet. The brand has made limited-edition watches for several of his blockbuster movies including ‘Terminator 3’ and ‘End of Days.’ Those limited edition watches sold out extremely quickly. If you want to channel the style of ‘The Governator,’ he favors his own limited edition line, based on the Royal Oak Offshore, called The Legacy. Unlike the traditional Royal Oak Offshore, this line features a heavy-duty fabric strap, perfect for a man who transitions from heart-pounding action to leading-man elegance on a daily basis. The proceeds of this exclusive limited edition watch are donated to Arnold’s After-School All-Stars Charity Foundation.
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