My Collection
Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph--The massive rubber and stainless steel wristwatch is simply stunning. It looks like nothing else on the market, even though the design has been around since the 1970s. The original Royal Oak was designed by Gerald Genta as the first sports luxury watch. This one, nearly 44mm, features AP's amazing 2226/2840 self-winding movement which is topped off by a 21kt gold rotor. On the left is Jay-Z wearing his Royal Oak and that's me on the right. I fell heavily for his watch and 2 days later I had mine! (Jay-Z photo courtesy of M. Disher) SOLD
IWC Doppelchronograph--a unique white dial with raised gold arabics and gold hands as well as a red and a blue split seconds hands highlight this "rattrapante" or split second chronograph. Recording two different times in 1/5th second increments is possible with this watch. The watch features a stainless steel case, which is usually seen with the black dial.
IWC "Jumbo" Ingenieur-- from 1977, another watch designed by Gerald Genta, this was the right watch at the wrong time. As the quartz watch revolution heated up, the Japanese manufacturers were working to produce watches that were thinner and smaller than anything the Swiss could produce. IWC went down the wrong road, trying to copy Audemars and make a large sporty luxury watch. The Jumbo or Ref 1832, even though it contains the most remarkable anti-magnetic movement, IWC has ever produced, the 8541ES, was a big flop and only 534 of these were ever made in stainless steel.
Chopard L.U.C Sport 2000--Chopard, in their own distinctive style jumps on the rubber and steel bandwagon with a gorgeous comfortable sport watch with a dial that is a winner! Lots of guilloche work, beautiful WG arrowhead markers and a seconds hand that feature the initials of the founder of the house of Chopard. A limited edition of 2000 pieces in steel and 2000 pieces in Rose Gold, which, in truth, is a very large "limited" edition. SOLD

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