Jay-Z along with a few other stars were asked to place their John Hancock on the back of an Audemars Piguet watch to raise money to help battle the AIDS epidemic. In a special charity titled Time to Give, celebs such as Jay-Z, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Jackman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones teamed up with the watch designer, Audemars Piguet and the Tony Awards to create custom limited edition watches. Each watch is etched with each celebs autograph for an exclusive auction at Charity Buzz designed to raise money to support Broadway Cares.
Jay-Z was invited to participate because he’s one of the producers of the Broadway hit musical, Fela. Jay-Z’s watch is a Royal Oak Offshore Las Vegas Tourbillon Limited Edition valued at $217, 800.
If you have some coins in the bank, you can bid on the auction here. The current bid is $150,000. What does a $200,000 watch look like: (must be nice)