By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Indian cricketers earn hefty amounts from their game, buy expensive things from exclusive brands and thereby lead a king-size life. As a result, they not only become role models for the aspirants, but also the trendsetters for the young generation. Gone are the days when the young Indian cricketers wore leather belt vintage watches. Now, they love bling and lead a king-size life both on and off the field. From flaunting their gold chains to expensive wedding rings and diamond embedded timepieces, they make heads turn whenever they make public appearances.
Team India and RCB skipper, Virat Kohli is one of the richest cricketers in the world. Moreover, he is the only Indian on the Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes in 2020. Virat had made his debut in cricket in 2008 and has become unstoppable since then. Besides scoring runs as a batsman, Kohli has performed successfully as the skipper of the Indian team. Also, he has a great fashion sense and an expensive taste in his watch collection. Let’s have a look at King Kohli’s ultra-expensive watch collection that adds to his style statement.
When it comes to fashion, there’s no match to the stylish batsman, Virat Kohli. Apart from his fashionable outfits, his snazziest watches add to his glitz and glamour. Virat Kohli owns a Patek Philippe Nautilus, which had set him down with a hefty price of around Rs. 57 lakhs. The bezel, bracelet and backside of the watch are made of 100% stainless steel. Also, Patek Philippe Nautilus is water-resistant up to 100 metres.
The most insanely expensive watch in Kohli’s watch collection is the Rolex Daytona Rainbow Everose Gold. Studded with 36 baguette-cut diamonds, the exclusive watch is linked to the cosmos of motor racing. The stones on the bezel impart a subtle look and a glimpse of rainbow colours when exposed to light. This pricey timepiece had cost him around Rs. 2 crores and is one of the rarest timepieces of all time.
Virat Kohli is a style icon and is known to carry his classy style with utmost charm. Kohli owns his one of a kind Rolex Daytona 116500LN, also known as the 'Panda'. The most distinctive feature of the watch is its slate dial, handcrafted by the watchmakers with the highest quality 18 ct gold to avoid tarnishing. Moreover, the fluted bezel made out of gold ensures waterproofness and has now become a unique feature of Rolex Daytona. This makes the luxurious watch the best fit for everyday wear and it comes with a heavy price tag of Rs. 8.6 lakhs.
One of the best batsmen to ever grace the 22-yard cricket pitch, Virat Kohli, owns a limited edition Patek Philippe Aquanaut. As per the reports, the Swiss watchmakers made only 500 pieces of these limited edition watches. The orange strap gives a sporty look to the watch and the perfect combination of black and orange makes the watch an apt choice to style with formals as well as casuals. The Patek Phillipe Aquanaut is a handcrafted chronograph watch and can cost between Rs. 30 lakhs and Rs. 35 lakhs.
Virat Kohli’s watch collection also features another exquisite Rolex watch which costs a staggering amount of Rs. 8 lakhs. The Rolex Dayjust has a bezel engraved with a tachymetric scale to measure average speeds. This masterpiece is a brilliant blend of technology with a sleek and elegant design.
In 2018, the Swiss watchmaker, Tissot had launched a special edition watch for the swashbuckling cricketer, Virat Kohli. Unlike their other watches, the Tissot Chrono XL Classic Virat Kohli Special Edition bleeds blue to honour Virat’s contribution to the world of cricket. Besides the navy blue logo, the watch also has Virat’s signature engraved on the backside, imparting a complete Virat Kohli’s touch. The supremely talented cricketer, Virat owns this personalised timepiece and flaunts it from time to time. This exclusive watch costs around Rs. 30,000.
Virat Kohli’s Instagram is clear proof of his loyalty towards Rolex watches. The Rolex Sky-Dweller, priced at Rs. 35 lakhs, usually comes with a white or blue dial, but Kohli has the specially customised black one, making his watch rare and exquisite. The Skydweller provides the information that a global traveller needs to keep track of the time at a glance. With the second timezone display, the watch also features an on and off-centre disc on the dial. It also has a rotatable ring command bezel.
Kohli’s stylish and cool persona reflects in his choice of watches too. Adding more glamour to his collection, the Indian cricketer owns a Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT 42 mm worth Rs. 5 lakhs. The watch features an automatic mechanical movement and has two barrels. This classy hour piece is water-resistant up to 100 metres.
A cool addition to his list of expensive watches is Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Stainless Steel worth Rs. 17 lakhs. The Indian skipper often flaunts this luxurious masterpiece in most of his Instagram posts. At the 3 o'clock hour mark of the timepiece, the date is displayed. The crystal case back gives functionality and an exclusive look to the watch.
Kohli also has Rolex DayDate 40 18K Rose Gold worth Rs. 27 lakhs, along with other expensive Rolex timepieces in his insane watch collection. The DayDate is the world's first watch to feature the day of the week spelt out in full. Also, the full body of the watch is made with 18K Rose Gold. Needless to say, the dial of this watch is the most reliable and distinctive feature of all the Rolex watches.
India's Numero Uno, Virat Kohli, enjoys a massive fan following on all his social media platforms. Affectionately called King Kohli by his aficionados, Virat is the only cricketer to have a following of more than 100 million on his Instagram handle. According to reports, Virat charges a huge amount of Rs. 2.2 crores for sharing promotional posts on his official Instagram account. The supremely talented cricketer is also the face of countless popular brands and also models for several renowned brands.
Interestingly, Kohli earns an annual salary of Rs. 7 crores from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Besides dominating the cricket world, Kohli dominates the heart of millions. Married to Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, he is a proud father of their daughter, Vamika. With his income in millions, Kohli has developed a taste for finer things in life and grabs eyeballs with his unique style.
Virat Kohli’s immaculate style and his luxurious watch collection is unmissable no matter what he does.