Meta: Here are five of the world’s most expensive watches ever worn by some of the biggest sports stars, ranging from Serena Williams to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Today’s biggest global sports stars earn millions of dollars per year from competing in their respective sports and via shrewd sponsorship deals.
With this newfound wealth, the first thing many sports stars spend their money on is real estate, cars, the latest technological gadgets, trips around the world, fashionable clothes, and gifts for family and friends.
Wealthy sports stars also like to parade the best jewellery, and many want to wear eye-catching watches. Let’s dive straight in to discover five of the world’s most expensive watches currently owned by major sports stars.
Top 5 sports stars with the most expensive watches
A watch is one of the most luxurious items of jewellery a sports star can own and show off proudly. Here are the top five sports stars with the most expensive watches:
- Jacob & Co. ‘Billionaire Watch’ – price: $18 million – owned by boxer Floyd Mayweather
- Richard Mille RM56-01 – price: $1.95 million – owned by NBA basketball star Odell Beckham Jr.
- Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage – price: $1.25 million – owned by tennis player Serena Williams
- Richard Mille RM27-02 – price: $725,000 – owned by tennis player Rafael Nadal
- Rolex GMT-Master II Ice – price: $500,000 – owned by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
Many other major sports stars from around the world have expensive watches.
Some of these devices can only be used for telling the time, whereas others have modern smartwatch capabilities and come with clever built-in features and applications, such as a movie-streaming app, a betting app, a sports streaming app, a banking app, and various other useful apps.
Boxer Anthony Joshua has been known to wear an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off-Shore worth somewhere in the region of $431,375, and football star Paul Pgba has been seen wearing a Richard Mille RM 30 White Rush watch worth around $166,5000 on more than one occasion.
Basketball player Stephen Curry has a $63,500 Santos de Cartier Skeleton, and NBA star LeBron James has a $49,500 Customized Audemars Royal Oak Offshore watch.
A $47,150 Rolex Yacht-Master is worn by NFL star Patrick Mahomes, and a $39,900 Hublot Big Bang UNICO is worn by the world’s fastest runner, Usain Bolt. UFC star Conor McGregor wears a $39,550 Rolex Sky Dweller, and tennis star Elina Svitolina wears a Ulysse Nardin Marine Lady Chronometer worth $35,800.
Some of the other expensive watches are the IWC Big Pilot Platinum Limited Edition ($35,500), the IWC Big Pilot Special Edition ($33,300), the Rolex Yacht-Master 40 ($27,300), the Rolex Sky-Dweller in stainless steel, ($14,400), and the Rolex Sea Dweller ($11,300), worn by various major sports stars, such as Michael Jordan, Lewis Hamilton, Phil Mickelson, Roger Federer, and Tiger Woods.
Other stars, including Rory Mcllroy, Tom Brady, David Beckham, Andy Murray, and Neymar, have also been known to wear expensive watches, such as the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 01, the Tudor Black Bay Chrono, the Rado Hyperchrome XXL, and the Gaga Milano, which range in price from around $2,100 up to $6,350.
What are the world’s most expensive smartwatches?
If you are in the market for a smartwatch and don’t have to worry about how much money you spend, you may be interested in investing in one of the world’s most expensive smartwatches. Examples include the following:
- Brikk Lux Watch Omni (approx. $110,000 to $115,000)
- Built-In Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle (approx. $112,00)
- Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch, Platinum (approx. $54,000)
Others include the Gold Apple Watch Edition at around $17,000, the Samsung de Grisogono Gear S2 at around $15,000, and the Breitling Exospace B55 at around $8,900, to name just a few impressive smartwatches.