Pep Guardiola's watch worth jaw-dropping millions steals spotlight during Man City's dramatic clash with Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola's watch worth jaw-dropping millions steals spotlight during Man City's dramatic clash with Real Madrid

Mark Kinyanjui 14:14 - 11.04.2024

The watch Guardiola wore during Manchester City's 3-3 draw with Real Madrid last Wednesday is worth an insane 1.1 million pounds (Ksh. 179 million)

Pep Guardiola made waves beyond the touchline during Manchester City's electrifying Champions League encounter with Real Madrid. 

While the teams battled to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Bernabeu, Guardiola's choice of wristwear sparked considerable intrigue among fans and observers.

Guardiola's choice of wristwear caught the attention of fans and pundits alike. Despite the intense on-field action at the Bernabeu, Guardiola's sartorial selection became a talking point post-match.

Guardiola adorned a timepiece of unparalleled rarity, crafted by the prestigious brand Richard Mille and originally designed for tennis icon Rafael Nadal. The watch in question, the Calibre RM27-01, is a symbol of luxury and exclusivity.

Featuring a manual winding tourbillon movement and a unique open design that showcases the intricate gears and hands, the RM27-01 is a masterpiece of horological engineering. 

Its distinctive yellow lines and dots denote minutes and hours, with a red tip on the hands indicating the time.

What truly sets the RM27-01 apart is its remarkable lightness. Weighing a mere 18.83 grams, including the strap, this edition holds the title of the lightest mechanical watch ever created.

 Such unparalleled craftsmanship and innovation come at a price, with the timepiece commanding a staggering £1.1 million (Ksh 179 million).

Guardiola is among a select few fortunate enough to possess this horological marvel, with only 50 versions in existence. Alongside Rafael Nadal himself, Guardiola stands as one of the privileged recipients of this coveted watch.

Despite fans having been offered a Champions League classic, among the talking points after the game was one of Guardiola’s sartorial choices on the touchline. Indeed, the Spaniard turned up wearing one of the most exclusive watches money can buy.

During the match, Bernardo Silva's early goal cancelled out by two Real Madrid strikes in two minutes.

Then, Phil Foden and Josko Gvardiol’s long-range strikes looked to have secured a dramatic win for Guardiola's men, only for Federico Valverde's sumptuous volley to level proceedings late on

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