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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]

Posted April 15, 2015 at 8:31pm by iClarified · 16861 views
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]

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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.
ceneru - April 16, 2015 at 8:25am
Because it was a gift! And this man works harder than you, common folk! And he's also a very talented man! He deserve all of this! You are an envious and ignorant person!
WTF - April 15, 2015 at 10:34pm
30-40k??? Wtf! Who are these people? That's most people's salary in a year and he wears that on his wrist? Come back to the real world!
FTW - April 15, 2015 at 10:55pm
Who are you not accepting a prize for premium made products? Why do you think Rolex is high priced like app,e watch, in fact what surprise is there? Wake up to a reality check from the real world. You expect yourself to be in it yet dreaming of it. All in your head!
BillyB0b - April 15, 2015 at 9:00pm
Idiocracy prevails!
BillyBayou - April 15, 2015 at 9:06pm
Delusionalogy Defies!
Franco64 - April 15, 2015 at 8:41pm
Such extravagance when so many people are hungary. Also as a side note his dress sense is ridiculous.
Pondo - April 15, 2015 at 9:01pm
Hmm, don't recall the exact number of people in hungary but i think you are right, there's too many.
Mr Logic
Mr Logic - April 15, 2015 at 10:13pm
The population of Hungary is roughly 9.9 million. I'm sorry. I couldn't resist looking up and replying
Franco64 - April 16, 2015 at 10:24am
LOL my bad. Just angry at the extravagance. But still, a ridiculous amount of money to put on your wrist.
Sona - April 15, 2015 at 8:40pm
Hopefully these bands are reusable with next gen Apple Watch. Otherwise it'll become outdated expensive gadget.
Cheddar made
Cheddar made - April 15, 2015 at 9:05pm
Why wouldn't it be? Most apple products in the past before the ones now or up to this day have had the same design such as iPad 2-4 and MacBook Air/Pro. But even if the straps aren't, I doubt it will be obselete!
Tai - April 15, 2015 at 9:22pm
Is that oled burn in i see?
Sona - April 15, 2015 at 10:26pm
Ummm iPad 1 to iPad 2??
ASD - April 15, 2015 at 10:46pm
Just googlw icecreem with gold, that apple gold watch is nothing compare to it
Jon Ivy
Jon Ivy - April 15, 2015 at 8:37pm
I mean how cheesy is this !?? Must be Angela trying way too hard.. Get waxed, girl !!!
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