Social media lit up over the weekend as a video showing Britain’s biggest rap artist Stormzy giving his friend and fellow rap superstar Santan Dave (aka Dave) a gift of a brand new watch.
Not just any watch.
A caption on Twitter from Link Up TV, which shared the video, says it is reportedly a “1 of 1 Audemars Piguet”.
On inspection, there is no evidence to suggest it is a one of one (although being a gift from Stormzy may bestow it with greater significance), but much more likely an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance wheel Openworked in 18ct rose gold.
That watch, which retails for £78,600, has improved accuracy and stability thanks to a second balance wheel and balance-spring assembly on the same axis.
A spokesperson for Audemars Piguet then provided a little more information saying that the gift watch had a diamond encrusted bezel, which significantly increased its price, but it is not a one of one.
AP would not share the exact cost, saying only that it was a POA (price on application) piece.
That detail may have been what tipped rapper Dave into hysteria as he unboxed the gift.
— Link Up TV (@linkuptv) July 31, 2021