PHOTO Kanye West’s $180,000 Tiret watch

280,000 dollar custom Kanye West watch by Tiret made of gold and diamonds

Custom watch maker Tiret of New York has unveiled their most recent custom timepiece created for Kanye West.

The blinged out dial reportedly took Tiret over five months to create and features Kanye’s sunglassed portrait in gold-toned mother of pearl with a combination of white, yellow, brown and black diamonds. The bezel (rim) is lined with large diamonds, pushing the total amount of diamonds on the watch to over 8 carats.

You can have your own custom Kanye West Tiret watch if you’re willing to take out a 30-year mortgage on $180,000 which is the reported price tag paid by Kanye!

Some of the amazing features of the watch include: Every hour on the hour it reminds you that George W. Bush hates black people and comes with solar collector panels that automatically open whenever it gets within twenty feet of a young, white female country musician and literally steal the spotlight. (****NOTE Kanye West’s watch doesn’t actually have these features, although Kanye himself seems to)

So why Tiret? One of the founders of Tiret New York is former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash. For those of you not familiar with Kanye’s history, he first achieved fame as producer for Roc-A-Fella Records on songs by such artists as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. I think Timex would have been a nice fit as well because say what you will about Kanye’s affinity for making a fool out of himself, he does take a licking and keep on ticking!

Here’s a little more info on Tiret New York from their website:

TIRET NEW YORK is a prestigious luxury timepiece and jewelry brand established in 2004, by accomplished designer Daniel Lazar and entertainment entrepreneur Damon Dash.

Tiret’s arrival seduced those in search of sensuous shapes, brilliant diamonds, opulent natural hued stones, rare decorative materials, intriguing colored metals, Swiss precision and innovative technology.

Bringing timeless elegance to the next level, Tiret encaptured those who seek the pure essence of luxury and own it with finesse.

Individuals with distinctive tastes in fine jewels have joined celebrities, personalities, style and fashion leaders in owning this exclusive brand.

Experience something essentially you. Experience Tiret New York.

The company reportedly made this custom watch for Usher with a price tag of a cool quarter million:

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Custom Usher watch made by Tiret New York and reportedly worth 250,000 dollars