The Portugal team have by far the most expensive watch collection thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo who owns a £ 1million timepiece
PORTUGAL may be out of Euro 2020 – but Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. can still boast of the most valuable watch collection.
Watchmaking experts have calculated the combined value of timepieces from a multitude of European teams.
The big winner was Portugal with a collection of watches valued at at least Â£ 5.4million.
Ronaldo and his teammates own personal collections, including a Franck Muller CintrÃ©e Tourbillon and a Breguet Double Tourbillon set with diamonds – estimated at over Â£ 1,000,000 and Â£ 560,000 respectively.
Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho owns at least two Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks and a Richard Mille RM010, with an estimated total value of Â£ 120,000.
The report, compiled by pre-owned watch specialist Watchfinder & Co, also found that France, which suffered a disappointing exit at the hands of Switzerland, has the second most valuable collection with just over 1.9 million pounds sterling.
Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele share an affinity for the rare and expensive Patek Philippi, with Dembele benefiting from a Patek chronograph in 5976 white gold, which was produced to celebrate 40 years of the Nautilus.
Meanwhile, Pogba has been spotted wearing a Nautilus 5719 set with white gold factory diamonds – those two watches alone are valued at Â£ 700,000.
England, fresh out of round-of-16 glory after beating Germany 2-0, placed third on the list with a collection estimated at around Â£ 1.8million.
With 17 Rolexes representing a large part of their total, we can say that they have a fondness for the Geneva watchmaker.
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Other notable pieces from the team’s ‘cabinet’ include Harry Kane’s 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time and a 5980R Nautilus Chronograph valued at an estimated Â£ 265,000.
Marcus Rashford is in possession of a highly sought after Richard Mille RM35-02 (aka Nadal) – this watch alone is valued at around Â£ 360,000.
The fourth and fifth places in the watchmaking classification went to the teams from Spain and Germany respectively.
And Switzerland, the spiritual home of luxury watches, ranked eighth on the list.
A spokesperson for Watchfinder & Co said: âFootballers have long been recognized for their impressive watch collections and we thought this year’s Euro was the perfect opportunity to establish which national team really owns the collection. the most precious.
âIt’s fascinating to observe the personal tastes and style of each player – a great reminder of the diversity of the watch industry.
âWith Ronaldo in their squad, it was hardly surprising that Portugal were at the top of the table, their own watch collection already surpassing Â£ 4.5million.
âRolex continues to be the most popular among the soccer elite with an average of 10 Rolex watches per national team.
“Despite the results, one could argue that Switzerland is the ‘real winner’ here given that the vast majority of these timepieces are indeed Swiss.”
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