Audemars Piguet’s Biggest Smallest Customer Kevin Hart Launches Expensive New Watch
Many celebrities love Audemars Piguet, but none more so than Kevin Hart – which is why it’s no surprise the comedian was one of the first to get his hands on the brand’s latest masterpiece .
The 43-year-old little stand-up comedian – who has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most bankable talents alongside regular co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – has a truly massive watch collection. But he has a particular passion for Audemars Piguet, and especially the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
He has literally dozens of high-demand luxury sports watches, in just about every complication and material you can think of: steel, gold, ceramic, tourbillons, chronographs, openworked dials… Needless to say, he is probably on very good terms. with his AP dealer.
That’s probably why it already has the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in blue ceramic (Ref. 26579CS.OO.1225CS.01): an extremely eye-catching take on the RO that’s had watch fans in absolute daze lately.
First spotted on the wrist of AP CEO François-Henry Bennahmias, it features a case and bracelet crafted entirely from blue ceramic – a first for the renowned Swiss watchmaker. Brightly colored ceramics like these are exceptionally difficult to create, so they’re a testament to AP’s material prowess.
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A perpetual calendar complication perfectly complements the blue hue, especially with the moon phase display at 6 o’clock: as AP themselves put it, it “gives the timepiece an air of starry skies”. Very stylish.
Officially, this RO Blue Ceramic is “price on request”, but insiders suggest it sells for US$109,500: a lot of money, but considering Kevin Hart has a net worth of around $450 million, it’s just a drop in the ocean for him. Or should we say he’s not short on cash? We will see each other go out…
Check out some of the other highlights from Kevin Hart’s enormous watch collection (including some watches that aren’t AP, shockingly) below.