Bradley Cooper was nominated for three Academy Awards this year and while he didn’t win any trophies he and Lady Gaga are said to have stolen the show with their on-stage duet. I wasn’t watching because I didn’t see a single one of the nominated films this year but I’m told this was one of the show’s highlights.
If you were watching or read any of the awards show recaps you probably noticed the massive blue-faced IWC Big Pilot around Bradley Cooper‘s wrist. It’s a huuuuuuge watch with a 46.2mm diameter. The case and closure are made of 18k 5N gold and this particular piece has a cal. 51111, automatic caliber/movement.
You can actually own this exact watch. Not a replica, but the one that Bradley Cooper wore on the Red Carpet. It has a 168-hour power reserve (7 days) and it features a special engraving.
This watch is up for auction right now on Sotheby’s website and the auction runs for the next six days. Sotheby’s had a $20,000 to $30,000 estimate on this piece but the current bid sits at $30,000 and there are six full days to go so there’s no telling of how high the bidding will get.
A normal (non-Bradley Cooper) version of this IWC Big Pilot would sell for $15,000 in Stainless Steel so the extra $15,000 here is for the 18k 5N gold and the Bradley Cooper connection.
Proceeds from this charity auction will go to benefit ‘the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation and Arrimage, a charitable organization that focuses on teaching visually impaired children how to read drawings using their sense of touch’ according to Insider. Bradley Cooper is a brand ambassador for IWC watches, a personal favorite of mine, and this is a pretty cool collaboration between them.
To put in a bid of your own you can click here to visit Sotheby’s website.