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11/14/2013 9:00 AM

11/12/2013 4:14 PM

Hublot’s 305 Timepiece in honor of the Magic City

As a tribute to the Magic City, Hublot is offering the limited edition King Power “305,” using Miami’s area code as the model number. White and ocean blue remind its owner of the ocean and the sand. The 48mm watch is limited to just 40 pieces. The hefty case is made of King Gold, a special alloy of 18 karat gold and platinum. The timepiece features a Hublot skeleton movement and the solid gold caseback is engraved with a view of Miami’s South Beach and the number 305. If you like ice with your water and sand, there are 10 versions featuring 374 white diamonds (totaling about 3.34 karats). Hublot Boutique, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-865-1855;

LeBron James launches signature timepiece

LeBron James recently launched his latest timepiece, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition LeBron James, at an event in Miami Beach. An 18-karat pink gold watch with a titanium bezel, the limited edition (only 600 will be made) is an interesting mixture of sophistication and boldness. The dial is gray with a “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, with pink gold applied numerals and pink gold hands. The sapphire crystal exhibition back is engraved with the legend “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Lebron James” and also features number 6’s signature printed in blue. “The mechanics of watchmaking have always interested me. My first visit to Audemars Piguet—seeing what it takes to create a watch and bringing everything together —was incredible,” James said. “I never imagined the number of stages and the amount of people involved in making a watch. For me, as a professional basketball player, I continue to strive to get better, year after year. I feel that’s something Audemars Piguet and I really have in common. They’re always trying to improve and innovate.” Audemars Piguet, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-864-6776;

First Rolex boutique arrives in Design District

Right in the heart of the Design District, Rolex Boutique Luxury Swiss opened this month. Offering a unique Rolex experience for customers, the boutique is located at 135 NE 39th Street. The 1,250-square-foot boutique is almost entirely encased in glass and, inside, the decor blends luxurious materials like Italian leather, Crema Marfil marble, walnut and bronze.; 305-576-5391.

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