Billionaire LeBron James, Who Once Partnered With Audemars Piguet For Watch Worth $50K, Flexed Their New Timepiece During Lakers Vs Suns

Published 11/24/2022, 12:17 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Lakers faced yet another humiliating loss against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. 4x NBA champion LeBron Jams who was nursing an injury for the fifth straight game was on the sidelines. However, despite not being in the spotlight, the King shined bright in the night, mainly owing to the elegant blend of his fashion and ‘bling.’ Moreover, James was also spotted sporting a new timepiece.

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Over the years, James has partnered with several multi-national brands that have contributed a significant portion of his Billion-dollar net worth. However, some of his partnerships stand out among the rest, like the one with Switzerland luxury watch-maker Audemars Piguet. The two collaborated over a decade ago, which resulted in a premium line of limited-edition watches of the King. Instantly, James was recently spotted flexing a new edition of the collection.

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The Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the Devin Booker-led Phoneix Suns on the road two nights ago. The Lakers were missing LeBron James on the court as he was sidelined due to an adductor strain he suffered almost a month ago. Despite not playing, James drew the spotlight after a splendid display of fashion and luxury.

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On the sidelines, the King was clad from head to toe with legacy fashion. James was sporting a Corazon De Leon jacket with eye-blinding jewelry representing the King’s eminent persona. Moreover, he was also copping custom-made Jordan’s with Blaze Pizza branding. However, his Audemars Piguet timepiece stood out in his splendid outfit. The timepiece belongs to a premium Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Sapphire Tourbillion collection. This 18k rose gold timepiece has a bezel studded with 32 blue sapphires. It also features 22 blue sapphires instead of hourly markers and a huge tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The estimated price of the ultra-limited watch is somewhere north of $300k.

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The 4x NBA champion and former MVP had once partnered with the watchmaker. In 2012, at the height of his Miami days, Audemars Piguet signed with James to produce a limited edition watch that took inspiration from his legacy. The Switzerland watchmaker does not often partner with celebrities. However, when they do, they do it with global icons like James.

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The partnership yielded a splendid Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Limited Edition LeBron James timepiece with a price tag of $50k. However, the watch sells at an exorbitant premium, north of $80k in the secondary markets.

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K Shrijith is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his BBA degree, Shrijith has a keen interest in the world of finance. In fact, he has past experience in equity research and writing research reports on the subject of finance.
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