Brad Pitt buys £250,000 watch for Angelina
Washington, August 08, 2012
First Published: 16:38 IST(8/8/2012)
Last Updated: 13:14 IST(14/8/2012)
Brad Pitt has shelled out £250,000 on one of the world's most expensive watches, as a wedding present for his fiance Angelina Jolie.
The Fight Club star reportedly bought a luxurious Patek Philippe Minute Repeater, which takes two months to make.
Actress Angelina Jolie, sports an engagement ring as she and Brad Pitt, view works from the Chinese collection at the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Robert Procop, The Communications Group
The custom-made timepiece, which is
made of gold with a mother of pearl dial, normally has a two-year waiting list.
Each timepiece is checked by a member of the Stern family, which owns Patek Philippe at the firm's HQ in Geneva, Switzerland.
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"Brad decided to buy one of the amazing watches after meeting the Stern family at a watch fair in Basel," Contactmusic quoted a source as telling The Sun newspaper.
"He wanted to buy Ange a unique gift that very few people own, which is like a piece of art -- and the highly sophisticated watch is just that. It chimes sounds based on Big Ben and is constructed by hand. He went to Geneva to pick it up and it's believed he'll present it to Ange as a pre-wedding gift," the source added.
The 48-year-old got engaged to Jolie in April and they are expected to marry in a ceremony at their French chateau.