The astronomical cost and other extravagant details of Max Verstappen’s Rolex watch

Formula 1 is indeed one of the best places to indulge in ‘watch spotting’, as it is quite common to see drivers often sporting extravagant clothing on the wrist like the bulky Richard Mille by Daniel Ricciardo and the classic Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen. Likewise, 2021 F1 world champion Max Verstappen was also recently spotted flaunting a prestigious-looking Rolex.

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A photo has surfaced on social media with Verstappen and his girlfriend, Kelly Piquet. Interestingly enough, however, neither of them managed to land in the limelight, rather it was the glittering watch Verstappen sported on his left arm.

Initially, it was difficult to understand the details of the watch due to the rather poor quality of the picture. So to the naked eye it looked like a silver steel bracelet watch with a black color rounding off the edge of the dial. But, it was quite impossible to decode anything beyond that.

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Well, not anymore!

What watch was Max Verstappen wearing?

According to Vincenzo Landino, it was a Cosmograph Platinum Rolex Daytona. The reference number is 116506-0001.

He further described the design of the watch through the tweet. “It features the iconic Ice Blue dial with brown sub-dials to match a brown cera chrome bezel.», We read on his tweet. So how much does the watch cost? Well, being a Rolex, the numbers are obviously going to be staggering.

The watch is expected to cost around $ 76,500. One would assume that Rolex sponsored the glorious watch to him given that the British company has been a partner of Formula 1 for ages.

However, that seems rather unlikely, as the two Red Bull pilots mainly carry offers from Swiss watchmakers, Tag Heuer.

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Brands of watches worn by other F1 drivers

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Mercedes pilots mostly stick to watches from IWC Big Pilot, as the team has a long-term partnership with the Swiss manufacturer. As mentioned earlier, Red Bull has an agreement with Tag Heuer, which was also a title partner for a few years in 2017 and 2018.

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McLaren and Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Mick Schumacher sport Richard Mille watches in the paddock while AlphaTauri duo Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda use personalized watches from Casio Edifice. Considering the partnership with the Italian company, Casio also launched limited edition AlphaTauri watches.

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