Tuesday 17 October 2017

A timeless gift: Angelina gives Brad rare €2.4m watch as wedding present

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

The A listers tied the knot last month after nine years together and Angelina marked the occasion with a grand gesture.

Angelina Jolie (39) has given Brad Pitt (50) a watch so rare it is believed to be worth up to €2.4 million.

The watch is a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer, a coveted model designed by one of the most seminal Swiss watchmakers in history.

The actress had the watch inscribed with the words ‘To Roly from Nessa’, which refers to the two characters the couple play in upcoming movie ‘By The Sea’.

The two film stars are currently filming the picture in Malta, and Ange took the watch to a jeweller on the neighbouring island of Gozo to give it a personal stamp.

George Farrugia, proprietor of Dolindo Jewellers told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I did inscribe the watch, it was for Brad and it was a rare one.”

The 57-year-old also confirmed it was “very valuable” but he did not allow the costly price tag to faze him:

''I wasn't nervous about the inscription because I knew I could do the work perfectly,” he said.

Brangelina in 2010
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive to the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2012
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the movie-Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Angelina pregnant in 2008
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the movie-Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Weinstein Co.'s "Inglorious Basterds" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 10, 2009
The couple at the 2012 Golden Globes
The couple are famous for their PDAs
In 2007, the couple were snapped with Angelina's adopted son Maddox
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of "World War Z" at Sony Centre on June 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
Actor Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive at The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent", starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
Angelina Jolie congratulates Lupita Nyong'o and Brad Pitt congratulates Chiwetel Ejiofor as they attend the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt during ShoWest 2005 - 20th Century Fox Luncheon at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie(L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Angelina and Brad with their six children; Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne
(L-R) Pax Thien, Angelina Jolie, Knox Leon in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Star Max/FilmMagic)
Angelina Jolie and Knox Jolie-Pitt leave their Midtown Manhattan hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie and daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt are seen out in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Zahara Jolie-Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Pax Jolie-Pitt leave Lee's Art Shop on December 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie, accompanied by her children Maddox (L), Zahara (2L), Pax (3L) and Shiloh (R), arrives at the Narita International Airport on July 26, 2010. Jolie arrived in Japan to promote her latest film, the spy-thriller "Salt". AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO
Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt arrive at Tokyo International Airport (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children Knox Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt arrive at Tokyo International Airport, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children Pax, Knox and Vivienne arrive at Tokyo International Airport on July 28, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt are seen leaving Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children Pax, Knox and Vivienne arrive at Tokyo International Airport in July 2013. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

Angelina is thought to be worth an estimated €185 million while Brad is believed to have amassed over €300 million during his career.

Brad recently admitted he is ''slowing down'' his film career so he can spend more time with his wife and their six children - Maddox (13), Pax (10), Zahara (9), Shiloh (8) and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox with Angelina

''Truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they're grown up and gone,' the leading actor said.

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