Saturday, 26 June 2010
u're kinda forgiven if u're thinking tiffany & co ;)
the answer is simple... nope its not the hublots that maradona sports on both wrists and nope its not the RM11 La Gran Carrera LE with the blue around the inside... it'll be this one... the AP ROO Pride of Argentina... what a name, u can feel the national pride brimming to the surface... but not only should you get the watch in Rose Gold you should consider carrying the super nice watch box around with you ;) [note this is spoken tongue firmly in cheek :) ]
LE of 100 in Ti and 50 in RG... caseback is engraved with the Cabildo building and the inscription Pride of Argentina - 1810-2010– Limited Edition... otherwise its just another variant for the ROO (amongst the many many multitudes of ROO LEs :)
but before that, lets just say that the 2 folks at the centre of world cup attention for the squad is its coach or spiritual leader(i mean it was called the Hand of god ;) diego maradona and one lionel messi or leo... the latter surprisingly has not scored as yet but has created many of the opportunities and goals in the progress of the team so far. oh and for the launch of this piece, 2 pieces were auctioned with messi's signature on the box. messi by the way is AP's newest brand ambassador. not too shabby...
it also means that he'll have better watches than the coach ;)
Some press info: The Swiss watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet held an exclusive gala in Buenos Aires to present its latest creation, a limited edition collection honoring the Bicentenary of the Revolution of May.. a live auction of two watches from the new limited edition collection raised a total of $100,000 for the charity Fundacion COAS... In light of its philanthropic philosophy, the Swiss Manufacture has partnered in Argentina with Fundacion COAS, Cooperadora de Accion Social, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving patients’ care in the public hospitals of Buenos Aires by providing new medical equipment and access to the latest technology. The full proceeds of the auction, reaching $100,000, were donated to COAS and would enable the immediate purchase of urgently needed medical material.
Oh but if you're thinking i don't want to fork out the extra $$$ for a RG ROO.... then perhaps this one is a piece for your consideration...
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