Three expensive celebrity timepieces, from Ed Sheeran’s Patek Philippe 5208P to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girard-Perregaux Planetarium, are listed in order of price. Beyoncé contributed Tri-Axial to Jay-Hublot Z’s Big Bang.
Ed Sheeran revealed he purchases watches for significant events in his life, and billionaire rapper Jay-Z was gifted a Hublot watch covered in diamonds by his wife Beyoncé for his birthday. Other celebrities with impressive watch collections include MMA champion Conor McGregor, record producer DJ Khaled, and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
One of the simplest ways to demonstrate your riches and elegance is to flaunt a designer watch on your wrist. It makes sense that many celebrities are frequently the first to wear some of the most costly watches as some of the most sought-after timepieces may sell for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.
Seven A-listers who own some of the most expensive watches in the world are listed below.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girard-Perregaux Planetarium Tri-Axial – around US$2 million
The Girard-Perregaux Planetarium Tri-Axial is one of many million-dollar watches that the Portuguese football great owns. It is a highly uncommon watch because of its triple-axis tourbillon, which is allegedly exceedingly expensive to manufacture. According to rumors, Ronaldo’s version was specially built by the high-end company. It even defies gravity thanks to the tourbillon’s 3D high-speed rotation, featuring a rotating globe synchronised with Earth’s rotation and two sapphire domes for a truly stunning display. It is made of 18k rose gold with a diamond bezel and bracelet, putting its value at about US$2 million, per Superwatchman
2. A $3.7 million platinum Patek Philippe 2499 owned by Eric Clapton
Legendary musician Eric Clapton is an avid watch collector and owns a super rare Patek Philippe 2499, which is regarded as a holy grail of the brand.
First introduced in 1951, only 349 pieces of this model were made during a 35-year run, and only two in the world were put into a platinum case, according to Patek Philippe.The watch features a calibre 13 mechanical movement, 23 jewels, a perpetual calendar with moon phases, as well as windows for day and month and dials for seconds and minutes.
Clapton bought his in 1989 and sold it in 2012 at a Christie’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland for US$3.7 million.
3. Ed Sheeran’s Patek Philippe 5208P Grand Complication – around US$1.8 million
Revealing to watch enthusiast community Hodinkee that he has “bought watches for big occasions or momentous things that have happened in his life and career”, the four-time Grammy winner Ed Sheeran has many enviable timepieces. Among them, his Patek Philippe 5208P Grand Complication has to boast one of the heftiest price tags: around US$1.8 million, per The Wrist Enthusiast.