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A Look At BTS Rapper J-Hope’s Swankiest Watches: Audemars Piguet, Chanel And Extra

A Look At BTS Rapper J-Hope’s Swankiest Watches: Audemars Piguet, Chanel And Extra

Luxury, grandeur and spectacle — these terms define pop culture sensations the best. In every generation, such icons are known for enjoying riches like private jets and lavish mansions. Their opulent lifestyles draw much curiosity from fans who cannot help but marvel at their luxury assets.

The global pop landscape has been ruled by Bangtan Sonyeondan or BTS, of late. Their members — RM, Jin, Suga, Jimin, V, J-Hope and Jungkook — are no less than superstars. Such widespread popularity comes with massive wealth. So much so that BTS is the richest K-pop band in the world.

Whenever we talk about the boy band, we cannot help but drool over their unmatched fashion sense and all the elegant accessories they own — sneakers, jackets, bracelets… and watches.

In case you are unaware, it is the septet’s ensemble of timepieces that the hawk-eyed ARMY (BTS’ official fanbase) members are most interested in. Reports suggest the estimated worth of BTS’ overall watch collection stands at an impressive USD 1 million.

Like the rest of his band members, Jung Ho-seok — commonly known by his stage name J-Hope — has a penchant for luxury wrist candies. On that note, let us delve deep into J-Hope’s collection of watches and their respective price tags.

The coolest watches flaunted by BTS member J-Hope

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph in 18k rose gold

J-Hope watches
Picture Credits: Audemars Piguet

Price: USD 95,000

Being the wealthiest among all the BTS members, it comes as little surprise to learn that J-Hope owns one of the most expensive watches in the septet’s collection. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is not just a timepiece — it is a work of art.

Crafted out of 18-carat rose gold, the watch comes with a 41-millimetre brown dial with the brand’s signature “Grande Tapisserie” pattern. The chronograph counters are pink gold-toned, and so are the markers and the hands. In addition, the hands and the markers have a luminescent coating for better visibility in the dark. The watch dial is shielded by a sapphire crystal that is both scratch-resistant and glare-proof.

Under the hood, this Audemars Piguet timepiece houses the calibre 2385 self-winding mechanical movement. Each winding of the movement gives a power reserve of around 40 hours. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 metres.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in frosted gold

J-Hope watches
Picture Credits: Audemars Piguet

Price: USD 51,000

Another Audemars Piguet watch in J-Hope’s collection, this model retains all the signature design elements of the Royal Oak lineup. However, what makes this timepiece special is the fact that its body is made of frosted gold. The watch was produced in collaboration with Florentine jewellery designer Carolina Bucci.

The 37-millimetre silver-toned mirror dial comes with yellow gold applied hour markers and the traditional Royal Oak hands with a luminescent coating to facilitate dark visibility. Like most Royal Oak watches, this variant, too, sports a glare-proof and scratchproof sapphire crystal that protects the dial.

This Audemars Piguet timepiece is powered by the watchmaker’s in-house calibre 3120, a self-winding mechanical movement that comprises 282 parts. Each winding of the movement provides a power reserve of 60 hours. The watch comes with a water resistance of up to 50 metres. Notably, Audemars Piguet made only 300 pieces of this limited edition model.

Ironically, it was while filming a commercial for a car that J-Hope wore the timepiece, which is worth more than the vehicle.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding

J-Hope watches
Picture Credits: Audemars Piguet

Price: USD 48,000

J-Hope’s love affair with Audemars Piguet continues with this Royal Oak Selfwinding model that he sported on his wrist in the music video for “Chicken Noodle Soup“, a song from the mixtape “Hope World”.

In a signature Audemars Piguet fashion, this timepiece fashions the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern on the 41-millimetre dial that comes in the “Bleu nuit nuage 50” tone. The white gold-applied markers and the traditional Royal Oak hands bear a luminescent coating for ease of visibility in the dark. And, like the rest of the Royal Oak lineup, the dial is protected by a glare-proof and scratchproof sapphire crystal.

The watch is fitted with Audemars Piguet’s in-house calibre 4302, a self-winding mechanical movement that is made up of 257 parts and offers a power reserve of up to 70 hours. This timepiece is water resistant up to 50 metres. The model in question over here is one of the most sought-after watches in the world and is often seen as a close competitor of Patek Philippe’s Nautilus range.

Chanel J12 watch

J-Hope watches
Picture Credits: Chanel

Price: USD 9,650

One of the most exquisite watches in J-Hope’s collection is a Chanel creation. The J12 is elegant, sleek and a perfect fit for the Korean rapper and dancer.

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Crafted out of white ceramic and steel, the watch sports a white-lacquered dial measuring 38 millimetres. The markers of the watch are 12 diamonds set on the dial. A steel unidirectional rotating bezel surrounds the dial, and the model comes with a white ceramic bracelet with a steel triple-folding buckle.

Under the hood, the watch is powered by Chanel’s in-house calibre 12.1, a self-winding mechanical movement. This timepiece is water resistant up to 200 metres.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

J-Hope watches
Picture Credits: Samsung

Price: USD 220

Last but not least, J-Hope has a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 in his collection. This smart device sports a 34.5-millimetre AMOLED display on its 44-millimetre dial. The screen offers a 360×360 resolution and comes with a myriad of customisable ‘Always On’ watch faces.

This Samsung smartwatch is fitted with 1.5 GB RAM and is compatible with any smartphone running on Android 5.0 or higher. Additionally, the watch is also compatible with any iPhone running on iOS 9.0 or higher.

Like most of its competitors in the market, the smartwatch comes with every major sensor for health and fitness tracking, thanks to its 39 built-in trackers. This device is water resistant up to 50 metres.

(Main Image:  jhope/Instagram and Audemars Piguet; Featured Image: jhope/Instagram)

This story first appeared on Augustman Singapore.

Source: Prestige Online

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