Welcome to the next instalment of our monthly series where we feature some of the world's most famous footballers (or soccer players, for those of you in the USA) wearing some of the world's most expensive and desirable watches, Footballers & Watches. In this month's instalment we'll be featuring players like Erling Haaland, Steven Bergwijn and Joe Gomez wearing pieces from Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Rolex. Enjoy!
Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked
Wonderkid Erling Haaland is currently lighting up Germany's top-flight competition, and with many suitors in line for his signature it should come as no surprise that he is wearing one of the world's most highly sought after watches. Here he is pictured wearing the 53,300CHF Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked, easily one of the best openworked watches in the world.
Marco Asensio - Real Madrid - Rolex Submariner 116619LB
Marco Asensio has been a stalemate for Real Madrid for many years now, and the talented attacker just seems to be growing from strength to strength. He is known for his varied collection of high-end watches, and here he is with the uber-Submariner, the solid white gold reference 116619LB, also known as 'The Smurf'. Retail for the Rolex Submariner 116619LB is $38,350USD.
Steven Bergwijn - Tottenham Hotspur - Patek Philippe 5980/1R Nautilus Chronograph
One of Tottenham Hotspur's newer signings, Steven Bergwijn has propelled himself as a mainstay in the first team. One of the most exciting footballers in Tottenham Hotspur at the moment, Steven Bergwijn was seen sporting the ultra-grail that is the $137,100AUD Patek Philippe 5980/1R Nautilus Chronograph.
Luka Modric - Real Madrid - Rolex GMT-Master II
Luka Modric will go down as a legend when he retires, both for Real Madrid and for his national team, Croatia. The midfield powerhouse, known for his puppet-pulling-like orchestration of players around him with his pin-point passes and incredible vision, Luka Modric was pictured here wearing the coveted Rolex GMT-Master II, also known as 'The Pepsi', which retails for $13,600AUD.
Tammy Abraham - Chelsea - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Gold
Tammy Abraham has had a somewhat tumultuous career up to this point, with the 23 year old having spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, before ending up back at Chelsea. The striker was spotted wearing the notable Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked in solid gold, a venerable watch with a price tag of 70,900CHF.
Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur - Patek Philippe 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time
Harry Kane, like teammate Steven Bergwijn, is one of the most exciting players in Tottenham Hotspur. But Kane is on a whole other level, with clubs all around the world biding their time in waiting, hoping to sign the English striker. Here he is sported the ultra-sport-luxe $82,250AUD Patek Philippe 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time.
Joe Gomez - Liverpool - Patek Philippe 5711 Nautilus
Currently out injured, the Liverpool centre back Joe Gomez has quickly risen through the ranks at the Reds and has formed one of the most formidable defensive pairings with the man-mountain that is Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool fans, like myself, are salivating at the fact that both defenders could return simultaneously, but for now we can only be patient and wait. Here is Gomez wearing one of the most desirable watches on the planet, the $47,650AUD Patek Philippe 5711 Nautilus.
Jesse Lingard - West Ham United - Patek Philippe 5968A Aquanaut Chronograph
Jesse Lingard is no stranger to 'Footballers & Watches', and neither is his Patek Philippe 5968A Aquanaut Chronograph. The English footballer is currently experiencing a reinvigoration in his career, having signed on loan for West Ham United. The talented attacking footballer, it seems, is on the up and up, and I hope everything bodes well for him. Here he is, once again, wearing his spectacular Patek Philippe 5968A Aquanaut Chronograph, priced at $70,250AUD.