At any given time, the wrist of Hardik Pandya will never be empty – often occupied by Rolexes, Pateks, and other delectable horological novelties.
He’s currently known as the ‘Rockstar’ of Indian cricket, and if you take a look at his ‘gram, you’ll know why. Apart from the Lamborghini Huracan in his garage, his expensive suits and a multi-crore house in Vadodara, he’s quite the horologist. We continuously see a different timepiece on his wrist in every Instagram post, which tells us about novelties he owns. From Pateks to Rolexes, we made a quick list of the watches owned by Hardik Pandya.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 18K White Gold
Let’s start off this list with something special. This Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is a piece of art and for good reason. Let’s start with the dial, the regal blue gradient base is contrasted with 18K White Gold indexes and the overall case. Its Perpetual Calendar comes forth in the form of three sub-dials. Bonus, it even has a moon-phase at 8 o’clock, simply adding to its appeal.
Price: US$ 120,000 (Rs 90 lakh)
Patek Philippe Nautilus Time Travel Chronograph
There are three stars in this picture and the one that gets your attention first might say a couple of things about you. Ours goes straight on the wrist wear. He’s wearing a jaw-dropping PP Nautilus 5719/10G-010 in white gold. This piece is set with a total of 1343 diamonds, including 185 baguette-cut diamonds on bezel and centre link of the bracelet. You could see how the timepiece’s shine effortlessly captures one’s attention.
Price: On request (Estimated Rs 2.2 crore)
Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel
I thought I’d ever say this, but this Rolex is actually the least priced timepiece in his collection, even at US$ 13,000. This right here is the quintessential sports watch — a symbol of hard work, teamwork and passion — something Pandya can definitely relate to in his hustles. Running automatic, it comes with a triple dial chronograph in classic Daytona style. It also boasts a 70-hour power reserve. The Daytona he wears is cased and strapped in stainless steel with a black bezel.
Price: US$ 13,000 (Rs 9.6 lakh)
Patek Philippe Nautilus
This watch made headlines last year when Pandya wore this while laying in a hospital bed. Some may think it’s absurd, others believe its boujee. But anyway, 5the 980-1R nautilus comes with an 18K rose gold case and a chronograph sub-dial upfront. We also see an interesting black gradient dial with gold indexes and markers, creating a regal contrast. Safe to say that the cricket icon does have a taste for Pateks. The waiting list for this watch is 9 years, which also contributes to its price-tag.
Price: US$ 180,000 (Rs 1.3 crore)
Rolex GMT Master 2 Stainless Steel
Cruising cool in the rear of his Range Rover, Hardik Pandya comes equipped with another Rolex in his brigade. This time a GMT Master 2 which comes with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic. The watch is fitted on a five-link jubilee bracelet. The watch is cased out of stainless steel in classic GMT fashion. It’s also very close to the GMT Master 2 ‘Pepsi’ edition, another cool novelty.
Price: US$ 18,000 (Rs 13 lakh)
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Eye of the Tiger”
We actually saw this one first on Valentines Day when Hardik posted a picture of his lady and him enjoying a lovely evening. What caught a horologist’s eye is the watch on his wrist though. He was seen flaunting an ultra-rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Eye of the Tiger” in 18K yellow gold. We’ve seen Conor McGreggor and Kevin Hart sport this novelty too. This piece of art features a bezel set with 38 baguette cut diamonds, the champagne sub dials are intertwined with diamonds and black lacquer.
Price: On request (Estimated at Rs 80 lakh)
Richard Mille RM 11-03
Apart from his penchants for Rollys and Pateks, Pandya also seems to have a taste for Millies. Well, why wouldn’t he? The one on his wrist is a RM 11-03. A couple of months back, when he got himself a new tattoo on his left arm, he posted a picture of it wearing this horological marvel. Not much can be said by looking at the picture but we believe it’s a pink gold case with a very unique red leather strap that creates such a perfect contrast. The dial however, appears to be purely skeletal. The timepiece also has a day-date window and dual chronograph sub-dials.
It’s super tricky to put a price on a watch like this considering all the bespoke elements in the mix. We’d guess somewhere around 100,000 Euros (Rs 87 lakh)
All images: Courtesy Hardik Pandya/Instagram