Wear What the Stars Wear on Their Wrists

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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 collecible watches for himself and Angelina Jolie in the past. In fact, just over 10 years ago he was a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer.
Other celebrities who love watches include Leonardo DiCaprio, a TAG Heuer brand ambassador. In fact, TAG Heuer has even made a watch in honor of this actor. The Leonardo DiCaprio Link Caliber 16 Chronograph with a blue dial and smoked sapphire caseback carries DiCaprio’s engraved signature. Proceeds from the sale of this watch go to the actor’s charity partners: Green Cross International and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
IWC teams (as the Official Engineering Partner) with the racing legends of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, including three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg. Each of these men wear special editions, created in their honor, of the Ingenieur Chronograph made with some of the same high-tech materials as are used in the cars.
John Travolta, a Breitling brand ambassador, has been working with Breitling for several years now and most recently posed with the legendary North American X-15 plane for some Breitling advertising campaign shots.
What's more, Breitling has added to its brand ambassador roster pilot Aude Lemordant, who won the FAI World Aerobatic Championships 2015 held in Châteauroux (France).
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.

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