Apple Gives Designer Karl Lagerfeld an Apple Watch With a Gold Link Bracelet [Photo]

Apple Gives Designer Karl Lagerfeld an Apple Watch With a Gold Link Bracelet [Photo]

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Apple has given an Apple Watch with a special unannounced gold Link Bracelet to Karl Lagerfeld, a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. Lagerfeld, is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house.

Apple offers the Link Bracelet in Stainless Steel and Space Black; however, it does not currently offer a version of the bracelet in gold. Notably, Daring Fireball's John Gruber predicted we would see a gold Link Bracelet back in February.

Glaringly omitted is a gold Link Bracelet. I’d place a side bet Apple withheld it in September, and will unveil it as a surprise option at the event they’ll hold before releasing the watches. If you’re going to go gold, go gold. Some people buy a gold watch simply because they like it. Others buy a gold watch because they want everyone to know they wear a gold watch. The latter group will gladly pay $20,000 for a watch with gold band.

It's curious that Apple didn't unveil the band as a surprise option in March; however, now that it's out there, those who can afford a gold watch will likely want one. Gruber believes Apple will eventually sell the gold bracelet for $30-40K.

Take a look at the bracelet in the photo below. The photo was taken by Lagerfeld's assistant Sebastien Jondeau.

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Apple Gives Designer Karl Lagerfeld an Apple Watch With a Gold Link Bracelet [Photo]

nekton99 - April 16, 2015 at 6:48am
It still looks tacky—I've seen watches with the same "feel" on the $20 rack. For a fashion guru, this guy has a poor sense of style. Still, if it was a $40,000 Apple freebie, I understand why he grabbed it despite being a gazillionaire. Greed trumps style every time.
Thetiger42 - April 16, 2015 at 11:09am
With gold on anything, is shines out style especially with Rolex going with the straps. It's not a guru at all even from what the awards the watch says for! This guy has his way with style, including me, and you, but over a watch?! Greed is what drives style to be good for a reason even if you see it bad!
ceneru - April 16, 2015 at 7:39pm
Apple gives the watch to Karl for publicity...and this is a good strategy...there are interests and strategy. PS: Personal, I prefer Rolex.. :)
Sillydrew777 - April 16, 2015 at 5:37am
Those gloves though ha!
Juggernaut - April 16, 2015 at 5:04am
Kar Lagerfelds net worth is 125 million. Why do the ultra rich get these things for free like they can't afford them. While the common folk has to pay a premium for a basic model.
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