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The Life of a Collector Watches For the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th 2016 marks the 50th Super Bowl, this year being played in sunny California at the Levi’s Stadium. The big game is being played by the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. This is the second time Carolina is seeing the Super Bowl and the 8th time the Broncos are playing. The Broncos and Panthers were both at the top of their conference standings.  The Broncos lead with 12 wins and 4 losses while the Panthers were ahead of everyone with 15 wins and 1 loss.

Super Bowl 50 Quarterbacks and Their Watches

These two top quarterbacks are getting ready to go head to head on the football field on Sunday night. How do their watches compare?

Cam Newton

Cam Newton Hublot King Power Watch

The Carolina Quarterback has been seen wearing a Hublot King Power, Unico King Gold Carbon.  This large watch is 48mm, but you would never know since Newton is 6′ 5″ tall. This Hublot features the in-house designed and manufactured Unico movement which took 4 years to develop. Each movement is comprised of 330 individually hand assembled components.

The carbon fiber bezel doesn’t weigh the watch down; in fact, carbon fiber is stronger than both aluminum and steel. This revolutionary material is being found in more and more watches because of its strength and unique texture it creates.  The King Gold color is an exclusive color designed by Hublot, giving it an even redder hue than the traditional red gold.

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning Rolex and Patek Philippe

The Bronco’s quarterback has been seen wearing both a Rolex Explorer II with a black dial, and a Patek Philippe 5711 gold Nautilus during press conferences.

The modern Rolex Explorer II embodies the Rolex spirit of adventure. The Explorer II was first released in 1971 and an updated version of the Rolex Explorer.  The crisp black dial version features black at the base of the hands to create a phantom effect.

Manning has also been seen wearing a gold, Patek Philippe 5711 Nautilus with a white dial on a leather strap. The Nautilus was originally launched in 1976 and was designed to be reminiscent of a ship’s porthole.  The Nautilus has since become an Patek’s iconic sport watch. The gold and leather strap not only make this a great sports watch, but it also makes it a great dress watch.

Bonus Watch

Aqib Talib

aqib talib diamond rolex

Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback, debuted his latest watch at the Super Bowl 50 media day. He was sporting a diamond encrusted Rolex which he calls his “$80,000 Rolley.

This blinged out Rolex is in fact the Sky-Dweller. The Sky-Dweller is a very special watch to Rolex. It is the first annual calendar from the brand and the bezel, or Ring Command, operates all the functions.  This watch is perfect for travelers and football players.

It features a dual timezone, 24-hour display, annual calendar, month display around the outer ring of the dial, and stop seconds for precise time setting. Diamonds, or no diamonds, this is a beautiful watch on the wrist.

Super Bowl 50

It’s hard to compare all four watches as each one brings another style and quality to the wrist and come from some of the top watchmaking manufacturers. Whether it pays homage to earlier models or uses unique materials, these watches are each iconic to the brand they represent.

No matter the watch, we’re excited to watch both teams go head to head for the Super Bowl 50 win. Don’t forget to tune in to watch the big game go down, and much anticipated halftime show featuring Coldplay joined by Beyonce!

If you’re not that into football, be sure to catch the famously funny Super Bowl commercials!

About Emily Smith
Newbie to watches but a quick learner. She loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. Her watches of choice right now are her vintage Omega Ladymatic that is a mere 19mm and her newest addition, a 1973 Rolex Oyster with a navy dial. While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.