The World Cup held in Qatar begins on November 20th running until 18th December. 32 teams will compete across 64 matches in the 22nd edition of The World Cup. Teams will be coming from all over the world, bringing their best players and A game to Qatar. With their player's extraordinary talent comes huge pay cheques, which definitely reflect upon the watches they wear.
Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for and captains La Liga club Real Madrid, and the France national team. He is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time, so you have to match that reputation with the kind of watch he wears. And his Richard Mille RM 65-01 Automatic Winding Split-Seconds Chronograph, does not disappoint. This watch took five years of development, the automatic split-seconds chronograph is the most complex timepiece ever to leave the Richard Mille workshops. This model fully embodies the brand’s technical approach thanks to the combination of several additional functions, a very specific architecture and an extremely high-end aesthetic.
Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Mbappé, considered one of the best players in the world, is known for his remarkable speed, dribbling skills, and finishing. He is also the face of Hublot watches, who themselves are the official timekeepers of the World Cup. Hublot is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco. They are a very prestigious brand that is loved all over the world by watch lovers and creators.
Lionel Andrés Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. He was also the highest paid footballer in 2022. Now with that kind of pay cheque comes a spectacular watch, that is where the Rolex Yacht-Master comes in. While the Yacht-Master II combines the best of Rolex technology to create a regatta chronograph designed for yachting competition, the Yacht-Master is inspired by the rich heritage that has linked Rolex to the world of sailing since the 1950s. It also makes a great choice for an athlete as it is equipped with a rubber strap and a durable ceramic bezel.
Sadio Mané, Liverpool’s best player last season and the winning penalty taker to help Senegal to its first African Cup of Nations title, wears Rolex’s classic DateJust 41 mm. Aesthetically, the Datejust has spanned eras, while retaining the enduring codes that make it, notably in its traditional versions, one of the most recognized and recognizable of watches. The watch features a bright black dial which is a distinctive feature of a Rolex watch, being responsible for its identity and readability. Mané’s particular watch has also been customised to read as Arabic.