Back on November 20 of 2013, Barneys New York unveiled a limited-edition Hublot Classic Fusion watch in collaboration with rapper Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. With the release of this collection, it marks the debut of Shawn Carter and Hublots five-year business partnership.
These watches are limited edition pieces with there being only 350 made available to the public. This specific collection consists of only 250 of the black ceramic watches and 100 of the 18-karat yellow gold. A cutaway dial displays the Shawn Carter logo, which shows a Maltese cross.
Although Mr. Carter is most known for his skills on the microphone, he is able to show us his eye for fashion as well. Carter had every bit to do with the design of the timepiece, just as much as the Swiss watchmaker. “The watch is something to be very proud of,” said Carter. “It’s not just some celebrity-endorsed thing or something you just put your name on. It’s something that is really unique to the partnership, and it was done with the highest level of integrity and class.”
If you’re curious to know the price tag on these slick wristwatches, we can assure you that the black ceramic watch retails at $17,900, while the 18-karat yellow gold watch is on the market for $33,900. When purchasing the timepiece, you’ll also be donating to a great cause. Although Mr. Carter will receive royalties for the watch, 25% of the proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation for kids.