The 35-year-old Argentinian – who made headlines this time last year when he left his club of 21 years, FC Barcelona, for Paris Saint-Germain – shared a photo of himself at dinner in Paris with his wife earlier this week wearing the kind of high-profile replica watch online we’d expect Ronaldo, football’s most notoriously outlandish watch collector, would wear.
The piece in question? A perfect fake Patek Philippe Nautilus Flyback Chronograph Date (ref. 5980R/001) worth a solid US$130,000. His partner, Antonela Roccuzzo, was also wearing a luxury replica Patek Philippe Nautilus of her own in the photo. His and hers Pateks… Must be nice.
This rendition of the iconic luxury sports super clone watch is crafted from 18ct rose gold and features a chronograph module with a 60-minute and 12-hour mono-counter plus two chrono pushers. The 1:1 replica Patek Philippe UK comes from the factory with an alligator leather strap but as you can see, Messi’s swapped that out for a sportier green rubber aftermarket number.
Messi has definitely worn watches more expensive and arguably flashier than this Swiss made fake Patek Philippe – the Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono the famous jeweller made for him with its diamond-studded bezel immediately comes to mind – but there’s just something about a gold Patek Philippe replica for sale that really screams ‘baller’.
That Jacob & Co. piece isn’t the only watch that’s been made for him. top super clone Audemars Piguet released a version of the Royal Oak Chronograph dedicated to the player, and Purnell even gifted him a ‘piece unique’ Escape II in recognition of Messi winning the Ballon d’Or last year.
Messi also has a number of Rolex copy watches for sale in his collection, including a Daytona ‘Panda’ and a number of ‘Stella dial’ Oyster Perpetuals… But this Swiss movement fake Patek Philippe’s our fave. There you have it: they may not compete on the field anymore, but at least the two football GOATS are still one-upping each other when it comes to high quality fake watches…