Bundesliga stars and expensive watches are a notorious combination. Especially at FC Bayern München, a team that is about to bring home its 8th consecutive title as Deutscher Meister (German Champion), things are going as masterfully on the pitch as they go on the wrists of the players and officials. We present our Top 7.
Boateng not only makes a good impression as a sportsman, but also in private life. As a style reference among the Bundesliga stars, he is always good for a surprise, as the choice of his watch proves: A solid gold Rolex Sky-Dweller (Ref. 326938) is anything but vanilla. Also, it is certainly not a watch that everyone can pull off as easily as the towering defender, given its flamboyant 42mm, 18-carat yellow gold case and fluted bezel.
RRP: 43,600 €.
If we are being honest, we would have expected the down-to-earth Bavarian from Weilheim in Upper Bavaria to wear a different sort of watch, maybe something along the lines of a precise Longines Conquest V.H.P. or perhaps a sturdy Omega Seamaster 300M. But just like his playing style, his choice of watches is also surprising in nature, albeit always at Champions League level: With the white Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A, Müller definitely hits the mark and proves great taste.
RRP : 27,550 €.
The best goalkeeper in the world relies on one of the best chronographs in the world. Launched in 2016, the Daytona with ceramic bezel (Ref. 116500LN) is, alongside the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, arguably the world’s most coveted chronograph. But that’s exactly the problem: The immense popularity of the watch results in a never-ending waiting list. Potential buyers therefore have to prove plenty of stamina (that would even push a pro like Neuer to his limits).
RRP: 12,250 €
Lewandowski is in a sense the life insurance of the team that is so very spoiled by success, fetching him a sweet pay check. His Nautilus (Ref. 5980) is the chronograph version of the great Gérald Genta classic and measures 40.5mm in diameter. The rose gold case and bracelet makes the price of the already expensive watch go up significantly, which should not pose a problem for the fox in the box and his annual salary of 15 million EUR though.
RRP: 79,380 €.
We turn our gaze from the pitch to the coach’s bench, because there too the FCB officials can show remarkable models. There is, for example, the World Cup record scorer Miroslav Klose, who has given up his active fairytale sports career to follow his coaching ambitions instead. As future assistant coach, he arrived to the official photo shoot with a Rolex “Batgirl” on his wrist, i.e. the GMT-Master II (Ref. 126710BLNR) with a black-blue 24-hour bezel.
RRP: 9,000 €.
Brazzo has been Sports Director of the club since August 2017 and as such holds a highly remunerated position. He recently appeared at a ghost match with a stylish FCB mask and a salmon-coloured Royal Oak on his wrist. The model “Jumbo” Extra Flat (Ref. 15202BC.OO.1240BC.01) is made of white gold and won the 2019 GPHG Award in the category “Iconic Watch Prize”.
RRP: 55,800 €.
The watch history of Killer-Kalle is legendary. Ever since he returned from Qatar in spring 2013 and failed to declare two Rolex watches worth 100,000 euros at Munich Airport customs, everyone in Germany knew of his affinity for luxury watches. The upshot was a hefty fine of EUR 249,000 for the Chairman of Executive Board of FC Bayern München AG.
Speaking of quarter of a million euros: This is also about the same amount when it comes to the price of his Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” (Ref. 6239). It is important to note, however, that this is only a guesstimate, as the watch has been discontinued for a long time already. Comparable examples on the secondary market in good condition start at just a smidgeon under 200,000 €. A steep price one has to pay for such a watch icon these days.
By the way, our article From Zero to Hero – The Late Bloomers of Watches shows why this has not always been the case.