The UFC isn’t the only octagon that is demanding Conor McGregor’s attention. Just a couple of days after his stunning win over Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds, the notorious one was spotted at an event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, wearing a rose gold Patek Phillippe Nautilus, reference number 5980/1R-001. It’s a fitting watch for the ultimate fighting champ—the watch’s case is done in an octagon shape.
The Patek Philippe fits McGregor’s style. It matched well with the fighter’s signature three-piece suit (in this instance, it was a navy affair done by August McGregor). The suit itself costs $660, but the watch far outshines that price tag with its own $160,000 price. The Nautilus was first released in 1976. McGregor’s model uses a Patek CH 28-520 C calibre movement with a 60-minute and a 12-hour mono-counter chronograph functions.
The Nautilus is just part of McGregor’s collection of horological treasures. In fact, it’s not even the first Patek Philippe that the fighter has been seen wearing. At Superbowl LIII, McGregor sported a $100,000 Calatrava Skeleton. The collection also includes a few Rolex Oyster Perpetuals, including a Yacht-Master II with a stunning white dial and regatta chronograph. McGregor also owns a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller that is protected by no less than 11 to 14 patents. The collection also boasts an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph and a Franck Muller Custom Diamond Encrusted watch. Whatever your feelings about the loud-mouthed and successful fighter, you can’t deny that the man has taste—especially when it comes to what he wears on his wrist. The latest Patek Philippe to join the family is proof of just how much McGregor’s eye for quality is tuned in. But when you’re one of the world’s highest-paid athletes—McGregor pulled in $47 million between June 2018 and June 2019—you can afford to adorn yourself with only the best.