Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, being that he is one of the top-ranked football players (soccer, to our American brethren) in the game. Cristiano Ronaldo is of Portuguese descent and has played for several teams starting with United Kingdom’s Manchester United (2003-2008), Spain’s Real Madrid (2009-2018), and Italy’s Juventus (2018-Present).
Ronaldo is one of the best “forwards” in the game and, in total, has scored over career goals for club and country. With such a highly talented athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo also earned the unique distinction of “The Best Portuguese Player of All Time” in the history of Portuguese football. Now, that is an accolade that easily trumps most achievements.
With such a prestigious career, which is not even close to being over, Cristiano does not shy away from rewarding himself with a luxurious collection that includes cars and high-end timepieces. In this article, we will be taking a look at what sort of high-end watches does the best soccer player in the world has in his collection.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Watches
TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 01 Skeleton Dial Watch (CAR2A1Z.FT6044)
Cristiano Ronaldo has been TAG Heuer’s ambassador since 2014. As such, you can expect the top football player in the world to sport several premium-grade TAG Heuer timepieces now and again. One of the most prominently seen is the TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 01, specifically, the skeletal dial version.
Cristiano is well-known for his unique and avant-garde style, which complements Tag Heuer’s modern and experimental charm. In addition, the Carrera Caliber 01 features TAG Heuer’s proprietary Swiss automatic self-winding chronograph movement, which adds to its already high level of prestige.
In addition to the dial design, TAG Heuer also utilizes a monochromatic transparent aesthetic, allowing the wearer to get a great view of the automatic chronograph movement within.
Along with the unconventional modern aesthetic are premium-grade materials and components. For example, the 45mm stainless-steel case uses a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-glare finish. The same material also appears for the transparent back case. In addition, a black titanium carbide bezel with a tachymeter scale accompanies the robust case for added functionality.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber is a sporty and modern chronograph watch the epitomizes the brand’s affinity of providing both style and substance in equal serving.
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Automatic Watch (CAV511C.FT6016)
Next up, we have the Grand Carrera; another TAG Heuer watch worn by Ronaldo on several occasions. As the name implies, the Grand Carrera is an entry into TAG Heuer’s top-tier premium series, which means you can expect the finest horological build.
To further prove that this model has earned the title of “Grand”, TAG Heuer equips it with a COSC-certified caliber 17 RS chronometer movement that gives assurances of its precision. Along with an impressive high-quality chronometer movement, the Grand Carrera also comes with a 43mm stainless-steel case and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal window with an anti-glare finish.
The transparent back case also utilizes the same type of sapphire crystal window to provide an excellent view of the intricate mechanism. In addition, the construction of Grand Carrera’s case gives it a decent 100-meter water resistance rating.
The sleek chronograph dial emphasizes a contemporary sports watch flair that matches Cristiano’s unconventional modern chic style.
Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Gold Steel White Watch (326933)
The Rolex Sky-Dweller (326933) is quite beautiful, featuring a striking two-tone yellow gold and silver aesthetic. The compelling design is one of the most advanced watch complications ever developed by Rolex, which further adds to the Sky-Dweller model’s credentials.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller features two complications: a dual time zone GMT and a calendar. Both are featured pleasantly on the gorgeous white dial in a highly legible fashion.
In addition to the two complications is a bi-directional rotating Ring Command bezel used to adjust the Sky-Dweller’s functionalities. To further enhance the credence of the Sky-Dweller is the Rolex caliber 9001 automatic self-winding chronometer movement. This watch complication delivers up to 28,800VPH and has a fantastic 72-hour power reserve.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller features a 42mm 904L stainless steel case and bracelet with 18K yellow gold with an Oyster bracelet. For the top football player in the world, the finest timepiece brand is a must, and we are not disappointed with Ronaldo’s Rolex watch choice.
Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold Diamond Dial Chronograph Watch (16528)
What’s having a luxurious timepiece collection without having one from Rolex’s prestigious Daytona series? This Rolex Daytona timepiece features the robust functionality of a sports watches while blending in the elegant charm of a luxury watch. The Rolex Daytona model number 16528 is undoubtedly the best of both worlds.
Going along with Cristiano Ronaldo’s extravagant sense of style, this Rolex Daytona watches features not only an 18k yellow gold case and Oyster bracelet but also diamond hour markers. Now that is infusing luxury to every facet of your style.
Along with the stunning aesthetics is an equally impressive automatic self-winding chronometer movement. In addition, this watch complication comes with a COSC certification that guarantees timekeeping precision.
The Rolex Daytona (16528) combines elegance with the precision of a high-end sports watch. What we have is a timepiece that closely captures Cristiano Ronaldo’s personality quite well.
Rolex 18K White Gold GMT Master II Ice (116619)
One of the most expensive Rolex watches in the world is the GMT Master Ice, which is not surprising why Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the handfuls who has this outstanding timepiece in their collection. The hefty price is due to 18K white gold as the watch’s primary material.
Along with the 18K white gold are 30-carat white diamonds featured heavily on the bezel and bracelet. Often cited as a timepiece that is one of the proper amalgamations of style and substance, the Rolex GMT Master Ice is a symbol of luxury and features innovative watch technology.
The mother of pearl white dial also features diamond sets forming a wave pattern. Luminous hour markers and analog Mercedes Benz-style analog hands are the icings on the case for the intricate and elegant luxurious timepiece.
Cartier Santos XL Chronograph
Cristiano Ronaldo also has a Cartier Santos timepiece, specifically the Cartier Santos XL Chronograph 17CT.
Cartier Santos timepieces are vaunted for their pristine, classy, and timeless aesthetics. The CS timepiece that Cristiano Ronaldo wears features a diamond bedazzled white gold case, which embodies class.
The white dial features Roman numeral hour markers, three sub-dials, and luminous sword-style analog hands. There is also a date display tucked in between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers. Within the 38mm diamond-infused white gold case is a Cartier 049 (ETA 2892-A2) Swiss automatic movement.
Leave it to Cartier Santos to deliver a timepiece that perfectly combines class and luxury with a timeless traditional watch aesthetic. This timepiece is undoubtedly a more subdued choice for Ronaldo, but the diamond-set case gives it that extra flair that CR7 is known for.
Girard-Perregaux Bridges Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillion Watch (99290-52-951-BA6A)
We are now firmly in the realm of top luxury watches in the market that pretty much costs as much as an entire house. The GP Planetarium Tri-Axial features a high-speed 3D rotating tourbillion, a rotating globe in sync with Earth, a unique case design that features two sapphire domes, and a side opening that showcases the tourbillion in all of its complex glory.
The GP Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillion features a 48mm 18K rose gold case and dial. There are also 152 baguette-cut diamonds surrounding the outer rim of the case. The jaw-dropping case aesthetic is a caliber GP09310-0001 mechanical movement with a power reserve of up to 42-hours.
The GP Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillion is simply a dazzling luxury timepiece that is more than just a timepiece; it symbolizes class and a refined sense of self.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rare Notable Watch Collections
CR7 also has a few unique, almost impossible-to-find timepieces in his drawer, along with the impressive list of luxurious timepieces above.
The Frank Muller Diamond Tourbillion, which the soccer superstar wore when he met with Sheikh Hamdan, the Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE. Frank Muller also released a special edition CR7 timepiece back in 2012.
In addition, Frank Muller also crafted a unique timepiece specially made for Cristiano Ronaldo, and there is only one in the entire world, making this model extremely expensive.