Dave Chappelle is a watch guy. He’s worn Breitling courtside at NBA games and a Rolex Daytona in Studio 8H for Saturday Night Live.
But under the bright lights of a BBQ joint in Austin, Texas for a comedy show with Joe Rogan, Chappelle left the mechanical grails at home. Instead, he threw on a limited-edition watch – with a limited-edition strap – and a custom dial featuring his own damn logo.
The timepiece in question was the Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity Limited Edition released in honor of Black History Month – easily spotted by its strikingly colorful strap.
According to Apple, that strap is inspired by the Pan-African flag and made from a high-performance material called fluoroelastomer. The pin-and-tuck closure is laser-etched “Truth. Power. Solidarity.” The aluminum case is fashioned from 100 percent recycled aerospace-grade alloy. Even the caseback gets the laser engraved treatment, reading “Black Unity.” There is also a Black Unity watch face available to everyone with the latest watchOS – even if you don’t have the special Black Unity hardware.
Chappelle put his own spin on Apple’s newest LE. Look closer, and you’ll notice a certain letter C prominently featured on the dial as a custom Apple Watch face. How do you take a limited edition and make it more, well, limited? That’s how.
Image: Mathieu Bitton (@candytman on Instagram)