Messi has always been in the spotlight for his professional and personal life breaking many records each season. He is also the face of many expensive brands worldwide, along with playing on the field. With a net worth of over $620 million, he likes to spend his fortune buying luxury items including a collection of high-end watches. While many celebrities and athlete players stick to a few brands for their luxury timepieces, Messi has varied tastes and likes to collect watches from high-end watchmakers around the world right from Rolex to Jacob & Co.
1) Jacob & Co. Grand Complication Epic SF24 Tourbillon
Jacob & Co. experimented with a new design when they introduced the Grand Complication Epic SF24 Tourbillon worth $236,000. The timepiece is also known as the world traveler’s watch. With 163 components and a split-flap time display to indicate the city and date of the location on the dial, this watch is something unique. It has a self-winding mechanism in a cutting-edge shape, equipped with a 48-hour power reserve.
2) Jacob & Co. Epic X Chronograph
Messi become the face of the brand for its watch collection and joined hands with Jacob & Co. in the year 2009. The player collaborated with the brand to introduce the Epic X Chronograph ‘Messi’ collection that was only made in limited numbers. Jacob & Co. launched a diamond-baguette set version worth $150,000 in March 2019, according to Forbes. The 47 mm watch has Messi’s jersey number 10 printed in red color and has 27 jewels.
3) Patek Philippe Nautilus
The player also has the Patek Philippe Nautilus in steel with a white dial that’s mostly for formal occasions. He owns the time and date version of the watch, which features a simple grove dial, an integrated bracelet, and a baton unique to the moniker Nautilus. The steel Nautilus has a long waitlist being one of the most desirable watches of all time worth $119,000.
4) Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon
The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon is a stunning watch with a combination of elegance and technology that’s worth $94,700 and is made only every two years. The timepiece has been through several transformations to become an iconic design that makes Big Bang Tourbillon stand out and was introduced in 2005. The unique timepiece comes with a Super-LumiNova and sapphire bezel glass, a raised section over the hour, and minute hands.
5) Rolex Datejust 36
Datejust 36 was released in 18-carat yellow gold in 1940 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rolex. The timepiece is designed with a sleek Jubilee bracelet. It has baton hour markers surrounded by rose gold and a dark rhodium dial. The player has it in a combination of steel and Everose gold from the collection released in 2018 that’s worth $45,000.
6) Rolex Yacht-Master Everose
Lionel Messi’s Rolex Yacht is a durable watch with a black rubber strap and a usable ceramic bezel. The Rolex collection has gained popularity ever since the player wore it. The watch is made from 18-carat Everose Gold and costs a whopping $26,000.
7) Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2
Huawei began collaborating with Porsche in February 2017 and introduced the $925 timepiece with Messi as the face of the campaign. Designed in all-black for a classic appearance, the watch has a stainless steel case and a hybrid strap with red stitching. It is also installed with Porsche’s custom watch-face configuration that allows the user to use any colour scheme and give a personal touch to their masterpiece.
8) Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Messi being the brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet during the early 2010s was often spotted wearing a watch from the brand. His favorite piece from the brand was a Royal Oak “Leo Messi” Chronograph limited to 1,000 units. He owns the watch in steel/tantalum and comes with a lacquered dial sized 41 mm, the Tapisserie dial, as seen on Audemars Piguet timepieces. It’s worth $25,990, and the watch was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for a whopping $81,850.
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