Today's offering showcases this Karl Lagerfeld large unisex white ceramic watch owned and worn by Siegfried & Roy, the greatest magician duo of all time.
Filled with angular decorations, the watch features a big case with decorated bezel and matching finish on the bracelet. It measures 43.5mm in diameter not including the crown guards or crown.
Powering the watch is a quartz movement that never needs to be wound.
One of the coolest things about this watch is its level of wear. This wasn't a "safe queen" - it was enjoyed by them. While the ultra-hard ceramic coating has kept the outer facing parts of the case and bracelet looking gorgeous, the stainless steel back shows how much wear this received. It was clearly worn many times. Think of the events this watch has seen!
For those not familiar, Karl Lagerfeld, the celebrated German fashion designer (10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019), left a lasting impression on the fashion industry. With a career spanning decades, Lagerfeld worked with esteemed fashion houses such as Balmain, Patou, and Chloé before joining Chanel in 1983. Serving as Chanel's creative director until his passing, he played a vital role in rejuvenating the brand and establishing its position as one of the world's premier fashion houses. Lagerfeld's unmistakable style, characterized by his distinctive white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and starched, detachable collars, made him an iconic figure in the fashion world. His profile is engraved on the back of this watch. Besides being responsible for all of Chanel's creative work, he also had his own luxury brand, which this watch was a part of.
We have not polished the watch or done anything to the outside of it...we left it just as Siegfried & Roy last used it which includes a bit dirt, etc.
The only overhauling we did was having one of our Master Watchmakers who was an authorized Rolex watchmaker perform any needed servicing to the movement and install a new battery to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a two-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement.
Accompanying it is its listing from one of the world's largest and most respected auction houses and a Certificate of Authenticity from Connoisseur of Time.
We will be listing several of the famous duo's watches. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own one.
Siegfried & Roy - Masters of the Impossible
From humble beginnings in war-torn Germany to international fame and a record-setting run at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Siegfried & Roy were entertainers and personalities that will never be replaced.
At the peak of their particular and possibly extinct brand of celebrity, Siegfried & Roy were arguably the most famous magicians since Houdini.
The combination of Siegfried's mastery of illusions with Roy's natural rapport with exotic animals created a 50-year performance partnership that set unparalleled attendance and box office records. Along with their extensive animal family – more than 75 white tigers, white lions, leopards, jaguars, and cheetahs and more – Siegfried & Roy became famous worldwide.
From February 1, 1990, until Roy Horn's career-ending injury on his birthday on October 3, 2003, the duo formed Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Resort and Casino, which was regarded as the most-visited show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In recognition of their talents, Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn received the Las Vegas Entertainment Award for the Best Show Act in 1972; the Magicians of the Year Award from the Academy of Magical Arts in 1976 and they were honored with the Magicians of the Century Award in 2000.
The duo also dedicated their lives to the worldwide conservation of highly endangered species. They have served as Chairmen and remain active supporters of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Save the Tiger Fund. This fund has educated millions of people to the plight and importance of saving imperiled tiger populations and it has raised millions of dollars to protect critical tiger habitat, stop poaching activities and establish effective conservation strategies in a number of range states. Due to their leadership, the number of white tigers in the world has dramatically increased to nearly 200 and there are now 23 rare white lions.
Connoisseur of Time Celebrity Collection:
I'm excited to have launched a collection that is composed of 85 watches and clocks owned or worn by 43 iconic celebrities and public figures. It may be the largest current collection of celebrity-owned watches in the world. It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by timepieces owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:
The King, Elvis Presley. (Just sold)
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
Hollywood icons Steve Martin, Red Skelton, Martin Sheen, Burt Reynolds, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Hope, Greta Garbo, and Mickey Rooney.
Legendary musicians Johnny Cash, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Janet Jackson, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Don Mclean, Leslie West, and Hank Williams, Jr.
Sports great and soccer legend Pelé, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, all-time soccer defender Daniel Passarella, Yankee great Lefty Gomez, and Green Bay Packer Mike Bucchianeri along with the game ball, signed photo and watch from the college football "all star" Blue Gray Game in 1940.
Further filling the current collection are watches from King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, beloved Hollywood host Ed Sullivan, renowned illusionists Siegfried & Roy, Academy award-winning actresses Loretta Young and Doris Day, Emmy award-winning actress Valerie Harper, Golden Globe winning actor Richard Chamberlain, Phyllis McGuire of the chart-topping McGuire sisters, Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson), fashion designer to the stars Nolan Miller, and a watch worn by multiple characters in the television series "For All Mankind."
It also includes rare watches given by heads of state: A prototype 18K gold Buren Microrotor gifted by His Royal Majesty Ibn Saud, former King of Saudi Arabia; a Felsa given by former Libyan Colonel and Head of State Muammar Al Qathafi; a Longines given by Highness Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa former Prime Minister of the State of Bahrain; a Baume & Mercier gifted by the King of Jordan. All three watches are new-old-stock in presentation shadow box frames with photos.
Recently sold was a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.
This is a significant, exciting, and constantly changing new collection you won't want to miss! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for photos of other special pieces from the collection!
To view the first few already up for sale follow this link: https://shop.connoisseuroftime.com/collections/our-celebrity-owned-historical-event-watches?page=1&sort_by=created-descending
Brand: Karl Lagerfeld
Serial no.: 111,401
Model: Ref. KL-1030
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Unisex
Case material: White ceramic and stainless steel
Case condition: While the ultra-hard ceramic coating has kept the outer facing parts of the case and bracelet looking gorgeous, the stainless steel back shows how much wear this received from the duo.
Dimensions: 43.5mm in diameter not including the crown guards or crown.
Dial: White with faceted steel indices and a Roman numeral at 7, signed Karl Lagerfeld, mint condition
Movement type: Quartz
Band: Original matching white ceramic bracelet with steel structure, butterfly deployment clasp, adjustable, full length can fit a wrist over 8 inches with removeable links that can be removed to make it fit even a quite small wrist
Crystal: Mint condition
Serviced: We have not polished the watch or done anything to the outside of it...we left it just as Siegfried & Roy last used it which includes a bit dirt, etc. The only overhauling we did was having one of our Master Watchmakers who was an authorized Rolex watchmaker perform any needed servicing to the movement and install a new battery to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Auction listing from a very well-known and respected auction house.
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee