EURO 2020 wristwatch squad
Yet again 2020 saw to the cancellation of another huge event that has now retuned one year on and that of course is the oddly named EURO 2020! Note to self: don’t spend too much on branding material mid pandemic.
So far the competition has treated us to some much needed entertainment and helped to regain some sense of national pride… although I question whether that’s even possible for the UK right now, especially with the recent comeuppance involving our cheating Health Secretary. Red card I say.
Anyway, lets focus on the good! Did anyone see that wonderful goal from Patrik Schick, scoring from the furthest distance in Euros history? And did you tune in for Scotland’s 0-0 win over England :’) (calm down, it’s only banter).
But whilst watching “the beautiful game” my mind started to wander and I couldn’t help but focus on the fact that I was watching a bunch of millionaires kick a bag of air around a field, and this sparked off a strange thought in my mind… watches!
It’s no secret that these guys aren’t strapped for cash and with that sort of moolah hitting your bank account every week its not long before the high priced luxury goods start making an appearance in your life. So lets take a look at some of the timepieces that our EURO 2020 stars have in their collections.
Being the Official Watch of UEFA men’s football, it would be criminal for a Hublot watch to not make an appearance in this line-up, and after officially becoming an ambassador for the brand in 2018 Kylian Mbappé is often seen wearing one of these beautiful timepieces as his primary watch.
The most recent of which is the Big Bang E Connected, which Hublot released as the official timepiece of EURO 2020. Retailing at £4800 the watch is part of a limited-edition run consisting of only 1000 pieces.
Aesthetically the watch features the classic attributes of Hublot’s iconic Big Bang and has been interestingly decorated with the flags of the 12 initial EURO 2020 host countries. Lucky owners can further customise this watch by changing the dial design to match their team’s colours and even customise the strap – it’s the ultimate Euro fanboy watch.
Sorry Messi fans but to me Ronaldo will always be the G.O.A.T! A status that I am sure is reflected by his recent accolade of becoming football’s first and only billionaire player.
In which case I’m sure that it comes as no shock that CR7 is the proud owner of the most expensive Rolex ever produced, the GMT-Master Ice, which originally retailed at an eye watering $485,350. This stunning piece (speaking about the watch, not Cristiano) is made of 18 carat white gold and is completely covered in diamonds. The perfect addition to Ronaldo’s blingy lifestyle.
One of the biggest and most shocking stories to come out of the EURO 2020 competition so far is the horrific ordeal that happened to Christian Eriksen. Fortunately, after superb medical response, he is now on the road to recovery.
Eriksen can often be seen wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A, an ultraluxury timepiece with an original RRP of £30,530. This tried and true classic is certainly one that features on a lot of people’s wish list thanks to that stunning complication set up featuring a power reserve, small seconds, moonphase and radial date. One of my personal favourites and a solid piece for Eriksen’s collection.
So a bit of a curveball in the mix here is Germany’s manager and former player Joachim Löw a.k.a scratch and sniff (Google it). As we know, footballers love the big named watches. The likes of Hublot, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet frequently turn up on the scene and tend to overshadow other brands that rarely make an appearance in the footballing realm, such as Omega.
But that changed recently when Löw substituted his go-to IWC for an Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition. RESULT!
Retailing at £7880, this all titanium No Time To Die watch is a lot more affordable compared to some of the other watches in this squad but that doesn’t necessarily make is any less of an admirable piece.
Here at The Watch Village we are huge fans of Omega watches, they are solid timepieces and definitely worth a place in any collection.
And finally we have our own homegrown Harry Kane. Although his efforts have been somewhat controversial in this years tournament I will let him off purely for the fact that he has a great watch collection.
One of the pieces that he is often seen wearing is this lovely Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton that originally retailed at £37,200. In my opinion, this is one of the most aesthetically pleasing pieces in the Royal Oak range… then again I am a sucker for a skeleton dial.
Overall, from this experience I wasn’t shocked to find that the majority of players often go for the super luxury watch brands as their primary wearer but sometimes we do see other footballing figures wearing the odd TAG Heuer and alternative watch brands, particularly when players are linked by sponsorship or ambassador deals.
TAG do particularly well to support football with a variety of collaborations being made available over the years such as the Premier League Aquaracer, the Manchester United Carrera and even the CR7 Formula 1. Why not have a browse of some in our shop whilst you enjoy the game 😉