Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway during the Chanel Spring / Summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on October 2, 2012 in Paris, France.
Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway during the Chanel Spring / Summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on October 2, 2012 in Paris, France.

Karl Lagerfeld given custom made gold Apple Watch

The fashion designer has been spotted wearing the new technology.

Emma Akbareian
Thursday 16 April 2015 14:58
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The release of the Apple Watch is mere days away but some individuals aren't having to wait that long to get their hands on the new release.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld appears to already have his.

An Instagram picture posted yesterday by Lagerfeld's assistant Sebastian Jondeau showing the watch was captioned:

"1st apple watch specially made for Karl!! Amazing !!! Thanks #apple !!!!!! @karllagerfeld"

A photo posted by Sebastien Jondeau (@bentoub) on

Eagle-eyed Apple fans were quick to point out that watch is on a gold link bracelet which the brand don't advertise as an available edition - due to the likely exorbitant cost estimated to be upwards of $25,000.

Lagerfeld has been an early advocate of the Apple Watch. He was pictured trying out the accessory last year when it made an appearance during Paris Fashion Week at designer concept store Colette.

Lagerfeld's custom made design is further evidence of Apple pushing the watch in fashion circles - it also appeared on the cover of Vogue China back in October.

Vogue China November 2014 issue featuring model Liu Wen wearing the Apple Watch

The Independent is awaiting comment from Apple.

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