Feature: We Already Know Who’s Won The Euro 2020 Tournament
It’s no secret that footballers like luxury watches. Just look at Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, he has one of the most impressive collections I’ve ever seen. So, to celebrate the start of the Euro 2020 Tournament, we’ve done a bit of research and compiled an alternative league table pitting the impressive watch collections of each national team against each other—and no, it’s not France, Belgium or England in the top spot.
The clear winner is Portugal with a watch collection estimated to exceed at least £5.4 million. With players like Cristiano Ronaldo, whose personal collection includes a Franck Muller Cintrée Tourbillon and a diamond set Breguet Double Tourbillon (estimated to be worth in excess of £1,000,000 and £560,000 respectively), its little surprise. Also worth a mention is defensive midfielder William Carvalho who owns at least two Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks and one Richard Mille RM010 worth an estimated total of £120,000.
In a respectable second place is France with an impressive watch collection estimated at just over £1.8 million. Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele share an affinity for rare and expensive Patek Philippe. Dembele owns a 5976 white gold Chronograph, which was produced to celebrate 40 years of the Nautilus, and Pogba has been spotted wearing an “iced out” factory diamond set 5719 Nautilus model in white gold. These two watches alone are estimated to be worth £700,000.
England follow France in third place with a collection valued at approximately £1.4 million. With 17 Rolexs taking up a large chunk of the team’s collection, it’s safe to say they have a penchant for the Genevan watchmaker. Other notable pieces in the squad ‘cabinet’ include Harry Kane’s 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time and a 5980R Nautilus Chronograph worth an estimated £265,000.
Spain come in fourth with a collection valued at just over £1 million. Clearly, the Spanish go for quality over quantity, with Thiago Alcantara bringing his Richard Mille RM35-02 Carbon (aka the Nadal) to the table – this watch alone is valued at around £360,000.
Germany are in fifth place with an estimated watch collection of near £870,000. With over half of Germany’s collection made up by watches from Patek Philippe, mostly steel iterations of the recently discontinued 5711 Nautilus which known for being incredibly hard to acquire.
A Few Honourable Mentions
Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber has a serious passion for vintage Rolex and has been spotted sporting a rare example of the Rolex GMT 1675 “Cornino”. Finnish player Paulus Arajuuri lets design guide his watch selection with his collection including a Casio W-59 digital in gold. Lorenzo Insigne from the Italy ssquad is a clear Richard Mille fan, often seen sporting the impressive RM 11-03 Titanium flyback chronograph model, valued at an eye watering £250,000.