Welcome to February's instalment of our new monthly series where we go watch spotting with some of the world's best and most well known footballers. In this month's 'Footballers & Their Watches' segment we've got a pretty varied assortment of watches, including pieces like Richard Mille on the wrists of Karim Benzema and Javier Hernández, Patek Philippe worn by Georginio Wijnaldum, along with pieces from Audemars Piguet and Rolex worn by Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Isco and Edinson Cavani. Enjoy!
Neymar - PSG - Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU
When you're worth $225 million USD and you earn about €700,000 per week, it's only fitting that you wear something drowning in diamonds. The case in point is Neymar's factory set Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU, featuring 18 rubies and 18 sapphires on the bezel, along with a pave diamond dial. The PSG striker is one of the world's best footballers, so it's only right that he wears something as extravagant as the $112,000USD Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU.
Karim Benzema - Real Madrid - Richard Mille RM 055 Yas Marina Circuit
Real Madrid's star striker was spotted wearing a super limited Richard Mille RM 055 Yas Marina Circuit. Limited to only 50 pieces and capable of withstanding more than 500 G's, the Richard Mille RM 055 Yas Marina Circuit is a technical behemoth that features a case made out of more than 600 layers of carbon fibre.
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández - LA Galaxy - Richard Mille RM 030 White Rush
Following his recent transfer from Sevilla to LA Galaxy, the former Manchester United striker was seen wearing the $140,000USD Richard Mille RM 030 White Rush. Perfectly balancing aesthetics, complexity and contemporary design, the RM 030 White Rush is an incredible, albeit super expensive watch.
Georginio Wijnaldum - Liverpool - Patek Philippe 5164A Aquanaut Travel Time
Georginio Wignaldum, also known affectionately as Gini, is a mainstay in Liverpool's midfield and is one of the team's box-to-box beasts. Standing in front of his new Mercedes Benz G-Class, Gini can be seen wearing a Patek Philippe 5164A Aquanaut Travel Time. A regular in European cup football, the Patek Philippe 5164A Aquanaut Travel Time is the perfect choice for Gini to keep track of the time where he is and back home in Liverpool. The Patek Philippe 5164A Aquanaut Travel Time is priced at $36,400USD.
Isco - Real Madrid - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
One of my all-time favourite midfielders, the creative maestro that is Isco was seen wearing the solid gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. A genius on the ball and one of the best midfielders tearing up La Liga, the Real Madrid star looks to be on the verge of a move away from Madrid, however. Either way, no doubt we're sure to see more of his presumably epic watch collection. The solid gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is priced at $45,900USD.
Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-Winding
Another Madrista featured on this month's round-up is the monster that is Sergio Ramos. A Real Madrid all-star, Sergio Ramos, in his prime, was one of the best defenders in the world. And while he may be entering his twilight years, Ramos continues to strike fear into the hearts of opposing teams, both due to his defending prowess but also due to his phenomenal attacking abilities. Sergio Ramos is seen here wearing a very subdued Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding in steel with a white dial, priced at $16,300USD.
Edinson Cavani - PSG - Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in White Gold
PSG striker Edinson Cavani was spotted sporting a white gold Rolex Daytona on a black Oysterflex strap. This particular reference is super low key, but with thanks to its white gold case finishings it has a very luxurious yet casual look to it. The Rolex Daytona in white gold is priced at $41,850AUD.
Alex Telles - Porto FC - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Safari
Alex Telles, known for plying his trade for Porto FC in the Portguese league Primeria Liga, was seen wearing a little bit of horological history, the acclaimed and market-changing Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Safari. This model, no longer on sale, used to retail for €16,100 and holds merit as being the watch that shifted the focus to bigger, bolder and more masculine high end sports watches. Here you can see the Brazilian-born Telles pairing the piece with a tailored suit, which surprisingly works really well.
Danilo Pereira - Porto FC - Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in Yellow Gold
Fellow Porto FC star Denilo Pereira was seen wearing a stunning Rolex Daytona in Yellow gold. The defensive midfielder who plays the same role for the Portuguese national team pairs the bling-heavy Daytona effortlessly with a blue suit. This particular model features black sub-dials, contrasting beautifully with the gold case and dial. Priced at $51,650AUD.
Garry Rodrigues - Fenerbahçe - Patek Philippe 5980R Nautilus Chronograph in Rose Gold
Fernerbahçe winger Garry Rodrigues can be seen sporting the solid gold Patek Philippe 5980R Nautilus Chronograph. When it comes to making a statement while still upholding some kind of haute horlogerie tradition, the $91,400USD Patek Philippe 5980R Nautilus Chronograph is second to none.
Lorenzo Insigne - Napoli - Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in Platinum
Napoli and Azzurri winger Lorenzo Insigne was seen wearing the infamous Rolex Daytona in its platinum guise. Long heralded as the king of Daytonas, the platinum variation features an icy-blue dial and brown bezel. The platinum Daytona retails for $75,000USD.
Adel Taarabt - Benfica - Rolex GMT-Master II 'Pepsi'
Last but not least is Adel Taarabt with his Rolex GMT-Master II 'Pepsi'. The former Tottenham and AC Milan midfielder plays for Portuguese side Benfica at the moment. He was seen here sporting the very hard to get Rolex GMT-Master II 'Pepsi' which retails for $13,600AUD.