With one of the most anticipated fights happening on August 26th, we’re taking a closer look at the watches owned by some of the top athletes in their fields. If you don’t know about the fight, also known as “The Money Fight,” it a boxing match between undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor Watches
Known for his sharp sense of style, it makes sense that McGregor is also a fan of a variety of different watch brands and models. He can typically be seen wearing a sharp suit and an exquisite timepiece.
Across the press tour leading up to the big fight, McGregor has been spotted wearing a number of different Rolex models. The UFC fighter was seen wearing a yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona when he first landed in Los Angeles for the start of the tour. While touring around Beverly hills getting ready for the press tour, he was sporting a platinum Day-Date.
Staying in the yellow gold family, he wore the Yacht-Master II on his wrist for a more sporty vibe while still matching his blue suit. On the third day of the press tour, McGregor changed up his style but not his watch choices. He wore a Day-Date 40 in yellow gold and champagne colored dial, toning down his mink coat, no shirt, bright printed trousers and furry slippers outfit of choice. He also wore this gold Day-Date for the London stop of the tour, this time with one of his classic suits.
Outside of the tour, McGregor can be seen flaunting the yellow gold Sky-Dweller, one of the most complicated movements from Rolex and perfect for a modern traveler with the GMT wheel at center. In addition to the yellow gold version, he also wears the Everose and chocolate dial Sky-Dweller, which McGregor refers to as “Galaxy Caramel.”
It wouldn’t round out a watch collection for an Irishman unless there was some green. With the green, he chose the Day-Date 40 Everose gold case surrounding a green dial. Conor also chose to wear the Cosmograph Daytona with yellow gold case and green dial.
Apart from Rolex, McGregor sports a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR-001, which combines a stainless steel and rose gold case. He wore this watch on the first day of the press tour when he was also wearing his infamous pinstripe suit. He also owns the full rose gold and black dial version of this, the 5980/1R-001 Nautilus.
When he’s at home relaxing, he is still flaunting his watch collection. He wears a more toned down Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph for a more casual look on the rubber strap. If he wants a more “blinged” out look, all he has to do is turn to the diamond encrusted custom Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph which does all the talking.
Rounding out McGregor’s collection is another diamond encrusted watch, this time a Vanguard hailing from Franck Muller.
Floyd Mayweather and Hublot
The undefeated boxing champion, who is also a connoisseur of watches has been swept away by Hublot. The luxury watch brand sponsors Mayweather, who’s boxing trunks read Hublot across the front and reminds him of his love of the brand.
Mayweather has been quoted saying, “I am proud of my relationship with Hublot. When I fight, I wear what I want to wear and Hublot has the main spot on my trunks. We have a major, powerful deal that you will see forever. It’s timeless.”
The boxing legend was wearing a sapphire MP-05 at a recent press event with Hublot. For his last big event in 2015, against Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather wore a Hublot King Power with pave diamonds and emerald bezel which was designed to look like a championship belt and be auctioned off. Since he’s going up against the fightin’ Irish this time around, he won’t be seen wearing green.
Watch of choice for the press tour for Mayweather was a diamond encrusted Hublot Big Bang Unico, part of the High Jewellery collection. He picked up this watch while vacationing in Dubai after wining his last big match. He’s also toning it down some with the rose gold Big Bang, with pave diamond case, diamond bezel and diamond hour markers and sub-registers on the dial.
It’s safe to say that both of these sporting champs are into their watches. We’re excited to see what’s on their writs before the big fight and of course, who comes out on top. You can find all the watches spotted on both McGregor’s and Mayweather’s wrists on their respecive Instagram profiles and try to name all the different models!