The rearranged Euro 2020 tournament is now almost over, down from the initial 24 of Europe’s very best. England takes on Italy on Sunday with the hope of being crowned the continent’s top team.
Which Euro 2020 Team Tops the Timepiece Table?
Pre-owned watch specialist Watchfinder & Co. has created an alternative league table for the Euros, pitting the impressive watch collections of each national team against each other.
WHICH EURO 2020 TEAM TOPS THE TABLE WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR WATCH COLLECTION?
The clear winner is Portugal with a watch collection estimated to exceed at least £5.4 million. With players like Cristiano Ronaldo, whose personal collection includes a Franck Muller Cintrée Tourbillon and a diamond-set Breguet Double Tourbillon (estimated to be worth in excess of £1,000,000 and £560,000 respectively), its little surprise. Also worth a mention is defensive midfielder William Carvalho who owns at least two Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks and one Richard Mille RM010 worth an estimated total of £120,000.
In a respectable second place is France with an impressive watch collection estimated at just over £1.9 million. Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele share an affinity for rare and expensive Patek Philippes. Dembele owns a 5976 white gold Patek Chronograph, which was produced to celebrate 40 years of the Nautilus, and Pogba has been spotted wearing an “iced out” factory diamond set 5719 Nautilus model in white gold. These two watches alone are estimated to be worth £700,000.
England follow France in third place with a collection valued at approximately £1.8 million. With 17 Rolexes taking up a large chunk of the team’s collection, it’s safe to say they have a penchant for the Genevan watchmaker. Other notable pieces in the squad ‘cabinet’ include Harry Kane’s 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time and a 5980R Nautilus Chronograph worth an estimated £265,000. Marcus Rashford is in possession of an exceedingly sought after Richard Mille RM35-02 (aka the Nadal) this watch alone is valued at around £360,000.
Spain come in fourth with a collection valued at just over £1 million. Clearly, the Spanish go for the classics, with Rolex GMT’s, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s and complicated Patek Philippe’s making up half of the team’s watches. Thiago Alcantara (like England’s Rashford) shares a taste for Richard Mille and also has an RM35-02 “Nadal” valued at around £360,000.
Germany are in fifth place with an estimated watch collection of near £870,000. With over half of Germany’s collection made up by watches from Patek Philippe, mostly steel iterations of the recently discontinued 5711 Nautilus which known for being incredibly hard to acquire.
Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber has a serious passion for vintage Rolex and has been spotted sporting a rare example of the Rolex GMT 1675 “Cornino”. Finnish player Paulus Arajuuri lets design guide his watch selection with his collection including a Casio W-59 digital in gold. Lorenzo Insigne from the Italy squad is a clear Richard Mille fan, often seen sporting the impressive RM 11-03 Titanium flyback chronograph model, valued at an eye watering £250,000.
Watchfinder & Co
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