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LeBron James gave Ronaldinho a $60,000 limited edition watch (photo)


Apparently, when it comes to getting one’s hands on a limited edition watch that runs about $60,000, it’s all about who you know. That is what can be gleaned from the news that Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho received such a watch from none other than Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and apparent watch designer LeBron James.

Ronaldinho posted a tweet Tuesday modeling the watch, which looks like a pretty nifty watch … to put it mildly.

The thoughtful gift is a personal one as well, as the watch is a LeBron James-designed Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore timepiece. And when the watch is described as “limited edition,” it is just that, as only 600 were made, which partly explains why each one currently retails for approximately sixty large. And given that Ronaldinho’s net worth is a reported $70 million, it’s awfully nice of James not to force the footballer to spend his own money on it.

Oh, and then there’s these details illustrating why this particular timepiece will cost a would-be buyer a “King James Ransom.”

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches “have an 18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, James’ signature printed in blue on the sapphire crystal, titanium bezel, black ceramic crown, black ceramic pushpieces, diamond-set pushpiece at 2 o’clock, and pink gold and grey rubber pushpiece guards,” according to a For the Win report. Whatever all those bells and whistles actually entail may be unclear, but it sure makes the watch sound super fancy.

To wit:

But how well does it keep time? That’s the important question. Actually, it’s not. If someone can afford to spend sixty grand on a watch, they probably never feel compelled to be in much of a hurry to get anywhere on time.

[H/T Dirty Tackle]