10 Best Watches Worn by the World’s Most Elite Sports Stars
Sports stars have always been trendsetters, we not only love their play, but also try to copy their clothes, shoes, and sports equipment. However, this influence can stretch far beyond just their attire.
Most elite sports stars today have bridged partnerships with luxury watchmakers. Whether they simply love collecting watches or have signed up endorsement deals, sports stars drive trends and demand in the luxury watch world.
Let’s take a look at 10 best watches worn by elite sports stars.
Richard Mille RM 30 White Rush – Paul Pogba
The Manchester United and French football player Paul Pogba holding midfielder are not the ones to shy away from the spotlight. This player has immense talent and a love for limelight, so it should not come as a surprise that Paula Pogba loves to flaunt his fame and loves to collect luxury items and is seen sporting a Richard Mille RM 30 White Rush luxury watch often.
Rolex GMT Master II – Roger Federer
Roger Federer holds many world records. He has been one of the best players on the court for over a decade and Rolex recognized that Roger is the perfect player to endorse their brand. He has been seen flaunting Rolex GMT Master II for most of the events and on the field.
Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage – Serena Williams
Serene Williams, the American tennis star was spotted at the Met Gala in New York in 2017 wearing the stylish and lavish luxury watch Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage. With this, she topped her male counterparts in the luxury watch world. This truly awesome looking spiked bracelet watch is made of white gold and encrusted with 65 carats of precious stones. Audemars Piguet brand is her sponsor since 2014.
Rado Hyperchrome XXL – Andy Murray
British tennis player, Andy Murray, when won his first Wimbledon back kin 2013, was a Rado brand ambassador and was spotted many times wearing Rado Hyperchrome XXL as the brand paid him whooping £1 million to wear their watches. This is a self-winding watch, which means it powers itself from the wearer’s movement, but Murray was not a regular wearer so, the brand dropped him.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono – David Beckham
David Beckham is a legend. Though retired from football, he was known for his tireless work on the field. As a brand ambassador for Tudor luxury watch brand, he is often spotted with a Tudor Black Bay Chrono. Tudor launched their first watch in 1932 and for many years co-created their watches with Rolex, but now the brand is owned by Rolex.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore – LeBron James
The Basket Ball all star, LeBron James plays for Los Angeles Lakers and owns a limited edition self-winding Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. This is a customised watch in 18-carat pink gold with hand-stitched large square scale grey alligator strap. LeBron James is a brand ambassador as well.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a Brazilian footballer who is deemed to spend ¥20 million for GaGa Milano 16 watches and accessories. Today, Neymar is the brand ambassador and has his line of GaGa watches. On many of the GaGa watches owned by the player, number 10 and 11 have stylised features where number 10 depicts his Brazilian nation team while 11 when he played for Barcelona. All the luxury watches in Neymar collection run in limited editions.
Rolex Daytona – Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players to win 20 trophies and earn over 700 gaols in his career. He is the most marketable as well as the highest-paid player in the world. Cristiano is never shy about rewarding himself and has an amazing collection of blinged-out timepieces. One from his collection is, Rolex Daytona, a highly functional sports watch. It has a ruggedly elegant design with diamond hour markers and full 18k yellow gold construction.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch – Rory Mcllroy
Rory Mcllroy has a partnership with Omega, and they created Speedmaster Moonwatch in tribute to the golfer. The watch has several unique details and has a similar style of Omega’s original Speedmaster from 1957. It features a sun-brushed champagne dial in PVD yellow gold with blackened outer zone.
IWC Big Pilot – Lewis Hamilton
In 2019, IWC Schaffhausen released its special edition the Big Pilot watch in partnership with Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 world champion. The IWC Big Pilot features a 46.5-mm black zirconium oxide ceramic case and a Bordeaux-red dial. The watch has gold-plated hands, rotor and IWC signature cone crown made in 18-carat gold.