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July Picks: Luxe watches spotted on our favourite celebrities and sportsmen

Your monthly dose of celebrity horological excellence makes a comeback. Packed with ultra-rare ‘Millies and super-luxe Pateks, these are the best watches we spotted on celebrities this month.

Over the last four months, every red carpet event, sports gathering, and luxury vacation had to be cancelled, leaving our celebrities house-bound, just like us. Now that the world is steadily unlocking, we see a few horological stars making an appearance alongside our favourite celebrities.

Rafael Nadal’s Richard Mille RM 27-03

Even though Wimbledon 2020 stands cancelled, the virus can’t stop Nadal from whipping a few backhands at this private court at home. He was spotted wearing a Richard Mille RM 27-03, specially made in his name with a colourway that tributes his home country, Spain. This luxury watch is designed to be worn while playing, as it can withstand shocks of up to 10,000 Gs. The RM 27-03 is a limited series of 50 pieces, and it retails for a casual $725,000 (Rs 5.4 cr approx). 

David Guetta’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin 15202OR

Surfs up for David Guetta as he posted a picture of him at an exotic beach party with a ripped post-lockdown look. The highlight, however, is the Royal Oak on his wrist. It features a yellow gold 39-mm case and a gorgeous blue “petite tapisserie” dial. The watch is powered by a self-winding manufacture calibre 2121 movement. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak starts retailing for about $70,000 (Rs 52 lakh approx) and hikes up by a few thousand more.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Franck Muller ‘Cintree’ Tourbillon

This one was crafted especially for Ronaldo. The world’s only Cintree Tourbillon to feature a white gold curved case that’s 100% dial-to-buckle set with baguette-cut diamonds. There’s also a watchmaking marvel, a tourbillon that serves as the heart of the timepiece. Ronaldo hasn’t officially confirmed this, but speculations were made that the watch was sold for around $1,500,000 (Rs 11 cr approx).

Odelle Becham Jr’s Richard Mille RM 11-03 “McLaren” Automatic Flyback Chronograph


While leaning back on his Cullinan, Becham Jr. strutted an ultra-rare McLaren and Richard Mille piece. The RM 11-03 “McLaren” Automatic Flyback Chronograph comes with carbon accents and a brutishly mechanical dial. It even boasts a chronograph and a date window to bring out a sportier appeal. Undoubtedly, one of the best watches for automobile enthusiasts as well. This luxe timepiece was reportedly sold for an upward of $300,000 (Rs 2.2 cr approx).

Erling Haland’s Rolex Submariner Date ‘Smurf’

Borussia Dortmund’s hunter Erling Haaland posted a picture enjoying his post-lockdown reunion with his mates. While so, we spotted a blue Rolly on his wrist. He wore a Rolex Submariner Date in a special ‘Smurf’ edition. The timepiece boasts an oceanic blue bezel, keeping up to its Submariner spirit and even carries a date window at 3 o’clock.

Floyd Mayweather’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak OffShore 26215 T3

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is a regular on this list. He recently collaborated with BOOHOO and did a photoshoot strutting this almighty Audemars Piguet Royal Oak OffShore. This timepiece was introduced in 2015, and it features the T3 style case with the pushpiece-protectors. In total, this piece boasts over a thousand brilliant-cut diamonds. Certainly, one of the best watches we spotted this month. This watch from Floyd’s collection lists for about $325,000 (Rs 2.4 cr approx).

Virgil van Dijk’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut ‘Singapore Edition’

After winning the Premier League this year, Virgil van Dijk embraced the trophy while wearing a bold Patek on his wrist, matching Liverpool’s kit. Keeping up with sheer Aquanaut class, the Singapore Edition comes with a bright red strap and is limited to about 500 pieces. This watch on Virgil’s wrist can retail for about $100,000 (Rs 74 lakh approx).

All images: Courtesy brand, Getty, and respective Instagram handles

Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.