6 Legendary Athletes and Their Favorite Timepieces

Odell Beckham Jr. recently made headlines for wearing a $190,000 (or $300,000 on the secondary market) Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren in his first game with the Cleveland Browns.

But despite causing a stir, athletes wearing expensive watches during competition isn’t a new thing.

In the old days, racing drivers wore watches before the current timing technology was founded; golfers most of the time had watches on their wrists; the 2016 Olympic in Rio saw a lot of athletes wearing their watches. It goes to show how athletes prioritize time—and style—while off or on the field of play.

Here are DAMAN’s favorite athletes and their luxury watch of choice:

Rafael Nadal

The tennis legend wore Richard Mille RM27-03 at the 2019 U.S Open Men’s Single finals, valued at $725,000

Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 during a Portugal international duty was spotted with a Tag Heuer Carrera Mikotourbillon S, valued at $218,500

Lebron James

The sports figure wears Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25th Anniversary Chronograph Tourbillon, valued at $331,000

Lewis Hamilton

The 3-time World Champion race driver is often seen with a IWC Big Pilot Special Edition on his wrist—a favorite among his other IWC watches, price unknown

Odell Beckham Jr.

Fresh from his most recent incident, OBJ gives big passive aggressive attitude to NFL by strapping on the Richard Mille RM 56-02 Tourbillion Sapphire watch, valued at US$2.2 million in retail during practice, which he later removed during the game

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather with his Jacob & Co. ‘Billionaire Watch’ , valued at $18 million