Footballers love luxury items. The immense success that comes with playing on the world stage means that they will live life lavishly.
With their jaw-dropping salaries, and lucrative endorsements, footballers love to splurge on luxury items, such as watches, to complement their lifestyle.
Take Liverpool’s Captain, Jordan Henderson, for instance. Before signing his first professional contract with Sunderland, his hometown’s football club, he could not afford luxury watches despite being an ardent enthusiast.
The contract empowered him to buy his first Rolex; a watch that was very special to him as it was a symbol of his hard work and commitment to football.
So, while for some, like Henderson, luxury watches are a tangible reminder of the effort it takes to achieve success, for others it remains a core fashion statement. The other reasons why footballers love luxury watches boil down to these:
- Watches still retain their traditional task, and that is simply telling time.
- Watches augment one’s personality, and make them more confident.
- Watches are investments, and if well taken care of, they increase in value over time.
1 - Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s Charismatic Coach
Jurgen Klopp, the enviable Liverpool FC club manager, is a true wrist watch afficionado, witnessed from his amazing collection. He often partners with watch giants to showcase their watches while attending press conferences or studio appearances.
The outspoken manager isn’t exactly an “exclusively on the sidelines” manager, but can be seen gesturing to his players often. This gives us a sneak peak into all the wrist candy he owns.
He owns the IWC Perpetual Calendar Digitate Date-Month Edition watch that only had 50 pieces produced. IWC is an ode to his home country (Germany), as this power watch manufacturer is based on the Swiss-German border.
In Liverpool’s 2020 Premier League win, Jurgen, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, and Mo Salah all got Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches in Liverpool colors.
Even more interesting, Breitling, a renowned Swiss luxury watch maker, hailed Jurgen as a champion. The CEO, Georges Kern, relates his time at Breitling, and how it augurs with Jurgen’s at Liverpool; how the struggle was to create a routine, then the victories will follow.
Kern said this at the unveiling of a new watch, the Navitimer Cosmonaute. Hopefully, Jurgen will wear this watch someday.
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2 - Mo Salah, The Egyptian King
Egyptian football superstar, Mohamed Salah, is known for his impeccable sense of style and love for luxury. His passion for statement pieces is evident in his stunning watch collection.
Mo Salah is a watch collector and curator; he buys timepieces as an appreciation of the amazing craftsmanship involved in making them.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is a beloved watch among footballers. Mo has this watch in the official Liverpool colors and in baby blue, as seen above.
The watch debuted in 1993 and was one of the first, large-sized luxury watches.
It has the “Mega-Tapisserie” dial which features larger squares than the traditional Tapisserie pattern. The squares have a raised and textured surface that creates a three-dimensional effect, making it even sportier. This dial is the largest pattern of all Audemars Piguet watches.
Taking the idea of a skeleton watch quite literally, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire has this outstanding feature: You can view its inner parts from every angle.
The complex process involved means that the timepiece is rare; it is a limited edition of 500 pieces.
Mo Salah’s taste for unique and avant-garde choices saw him purchase this special timepiece that retails for $69,000.
Salah’s eccentric choices go well with Hublot’s pioneering attitude toward watchmaking, seeing as this piece features Hublot’s own automatic chronograph movement.
From the field to the red carpet, these timepieces have become a symbol of Salah's success and status as one of the best football players in the world.
They add a touch of glamor and sophistication to his already impressive persona.
3 - Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool’s Dominant Defender
Audemars Piguet is a Swiss luxury watch brand founded in 1875. The company designed the Royal Oak wristwatch in 1972. It has been hailed as the quintessential pioneer luxury sports watch.
It is no surprise, therefore, that Virgil has this watch in stunning blue. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Blue Ceramic was created in September 2022.
The brand specifically chose to dress the timepiece in blue so you get the feeling of watching a starlit sky every time you check the time. The case, bezel and bracelet are all entirely blue.
The watch has a size of 41 mm and 9.5 mm in thickness. Its accuracy is legendary, as it can go for a century without needing adjustment.
Furthermore, the perpetual calendar feature complements Virgil’s enduring success on the pitch. This setting automatically advances the days and dates correctly, taking note of the leap days and the difference between 30 and 31 days.
Like Virgil, you can always expect superb performance.
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4 - Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool’s Deadly Crosser
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of Liverpool's brightest stars, and his taste for luxury watches is just as impressive.
In addition to his undeniable talent, the young defender has also made a name for himself as a fashion icon with an eye for detail.
When it comes to watches, Trent favors sleek and modern designs that complement his contemporary sense of style. He has several favorites, such as the Richard Mille RM67-02 and the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116518LN.
Richard Mille is a luxury watch brand that is highly sought after by watch collectors and aficionados alike.
The RM67-02, specifically, is lightweight and slim, aptly designed for footballers and other athletes. This means that they can be worn comfortably during training.
Rolex is a popular luxury watch brand that features the all-too familiar gold crown. The Cosmograph Daytona was launched in 1963, and has since become an iconic timepiece.
The watch is a limited production piece, and has an extremely long waitlist. This makes it an effective status symbol.
Trent owns this unique chronometer, which features the Oyster Perpetual Steel, which makes it even more difficult to obtain.
Further, this watch has a high investment value. The Oysterflex bracelet and everose gold alloy were developed and patented by Rolex, which automatically increases a Daytona’s resale value.
Whether he's dressed up or dressed down, Trent's watches always add the perfect finishing touch to his outfits. Being the trendy and stylish guy that he is, his love for luxury watches is just the cherry on top.
It’s no secret that Trent loves caps, and we’ve got a suitable one to match in our shop. The Liverpool FC Signed Trent Alexander-Arnold England Cap also comes with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing that every cap you purchase from us is uniquely hand-signed.
5 - Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s Courageous Captain
Jordan Henderson not only dons the club’s captain armband with pride, but also his beloved collection of luxury watches.
His taste specifically angles towards classic and sophisticated pieces, some of which are among the most sought-after watch brands in the world.
Among Henderson's favorite watch brands are Patek Philippe and Rolex. He has been seen wearing the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, which is a true icon of luxury watches.
The watch is clearly a favorite among Liverpool FC players, perhaps due to its simple yet perfectly balanced design.
Henderson's watch collection has evolved over time, reflecting his changing taste and style. He has been spotted wearing different models and brands of watches, from the classic and understated to the bold and statement-making.
His love for luxury watches shows that he values quality and craftsmanship and that he sees watches as an important part of his personal style.
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6 - Alisson Becker, Liverpool’s Impenetrable Wall
Alisson Becker is not only one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but he is also a fashion enthusiast with an impressive watch collection. As a goalkeeper, Alisson's watch choices are practical, but that doesn't mean he sacrifices style.
Alisson is known to favor watches that can withstand the tough demands of his job. He prefers watches that are water-resistant, shock-resistant, and have chronograph functions.
In his collection, he has some of the most impressive watches from well-known brands such as Rolex, Hublot, and Omega.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - the perfect watch for a goalkeeper. Rolex hails it as “the triumph of endurance,” and it goes without saying that a goalkeeper exercises a lot of endurance on the pitch, especially during penalty shoot-outs.
This watch is not only stylish, but it is also practical for a goalkeeper as it features a chronograph function that can time football matches.
Becker has also been seen wearing the Omega Speedmaster Professional, a watch that is often referred to as the "Moonwatch" due to its use by NASA astronauts during the Apollo missions.
The Speedmaster Professional features a chronograph function and a tachymeter bezel, making it the perfect watch for measuring elapsed time and calculating average speeds.
Alisson also owns a Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Ceramic, a watch that is designed for endurance and performance, which is a perfect reflection of his role as a goalkeeper.
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