12 Most Unbelievable Timepieces in Michael Jordan’s Watch Collection

The greatest of all time is endowed with astonishing statistics. Six-time NBA champion. Six-time voted NBA Finals MVP. Five-times voted NBA MVP. Fourteen-time NBA All-Star. And two retired number-23 jerseys from Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat. Safe to say the man we call the GOAT really is the greatest of all time. But what you might not know is that Air Jordan is actually a pretty astute collector of watches, with a collection that is varied, broad and full of surprises, even for His Airness.

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It’s true, Jordan has always been an avid collector of the finer things in life. Just take a look at his ludicrously-sized home, emblazoned with a glittering, jewel-encrusted ’23’. When it comes to Michael Jordan’s watch collection, there is no exception. Glitzy and glamourous pieces highlight the portfolio, which has gained much attention of late. Earlier this week, ESPN debuted the open two episodes of the much-anticipated Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance. Littered with behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-broadcast interviews with His Airness and the rest of the star-studded 97-98 Chicago Bulls, The Last Dance has captured the imagination of sports fans across the globe. In fact, the docu-series has already claimed the title as ESPN’s most-watched of all time, apparently proving that Jordan is not only the GOAT but also the MWOAT.

One of the key takeaways throughout the documentary is just how expansive Michael Jordan’s watch collection really is. Pieces from some of the most iconic watchmakers in the world make regular appearances, in both archival footage and current. Viewers have been relentless asking what each watch is and from whence it came, so to help you make sense of Michael Jordan’s watch collection, we’ve collated the best of the bunch.

Here is a list of the 12 best timepieces in Michael Jordan’s watch collection

Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Richard Mille RM 032 Diver Flyback Chronograph

1. Richard Mille RM 032 Diver Flyback Chronograph

Richard Mille is no stranger to celebrities and sporting stars strapping its highly collectable watches to their wrists. Michael Jordan was seen wearing a stunning red-gold variant of the 50mm beast that is the RM 032 while attending a press conference for the Charlotte Bobcats, a team that he owns, mind you.

Movement: Automatic
Case Material: Rose Gold
Case Diameter: 50mm
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Transparent
Functions: Chronograph, Date
Bracelet Material: Rubber

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - urwerk ur-202

2. Urwerk UR-202

Michael Jordan has a penchant for the unexpected, but even then it was surprising to see him wearing and actively collecting pieces from the high-end avant-garde independent watchmaker, Urwerk. Known to regularly wear the UR-103, the UR-202 and the UR-202S, here is the man himself rocking the uber-cool UR-202.

Price: USD$145,000.00
Movement
: Automatic
Case Material: White Gold
Case Diameter: 44 x 47mm
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Black
Functions: Moon phase, date

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - a Lange & Sohne Datograph

3. A. Lange & Söhne Datograph

Owning a first-generation Datograph in platinum no less basically elevates you to the domain of super-collector. Way ahead of his time on the court, Jordan was actually spotted wearing the platinum Datograph way back in 2002, long before many people had even heard of A. Lange & Söhne.

Price: USD$90,700.00
Movement
: Manual winding
Case Material: Platinum
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Black
Functions: Chronograph, flyback, date

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Rolex Daytona in Platinum

4. Rolex Daytona in Platinum

A range-topping piece, the Daytona in platinum is one of the most sought after pieces from Rolex and really is the collection’s pinnacle piece, not including the gem and diamond set models. Jordan is known for rocking many different pieces from Rolex, but there’s just something about the G.O.A.T pairing the platinum beauty with a cigar that makes me smile.

Price: USD$75,000.00
Movement
: Automatic
Case Material: Platinum
Case Diameter: 40mm
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Functions: Chronograph

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Rolex Sky-Dweller

5. Rolex Sky-Dweller

Another piece owned by Jordan from Rolex is the Sky-Dweller. Perhaps not as ostentatious as the platinum Daytona, the Sky-Dweller is of course highly revered for its complicated-made-simple approach to calendrier functionality.

Price: USD$48,000.00
Movement
: Automatic
Case Material: Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Water Resistance: 10 ATM
Bezel Material: White Gold
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Black
Bracelet Material: Steel
Functions: Date

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Rolex GMT-Master II 116758-SANR

6. Rolex GMT-Master II 116758-SANR

This isn’t just any solid gold GMT-Master II, this is the 116758-SANR! Clad in solid yellow gold, the 116758-SANR features a factory bezel with diamonds and sapphires, with diamonds also applied to the lugs. Sometimes even Your Airness needs to bring some bling to the court.

Movement: Automatic
Case Material: Yellow gold
Case Diameter: 40mm
Water Resistance: 10 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Black
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Functions: Date, GMT

Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Roger Dubois Excalibur Spider Pirelli - Automatic skeleton

7. Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton

With a band made out of actually tyres from a Formula 1 car, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli is anything but conventional. This sentiment seems to go hand in hand with Air Jordan, seen here rocking the beast of a watch with one of the longest cigars I’ve ever seen!

Price: USD$72,000.00
Movement
: Automatic
Case Diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM

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8. Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon

To know, understand and collect high complicated pieces from Ulysse Nardin, one would normally have to be somewhat intertwined with the world of watchmaking. And Jordan so obviously was. Here he is, pictured wearing the Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Mystery Tourbillon in platinum, which actually features 48 white diamonds and 12 blue diamonds.

Price: USD$1,100,000.00
Movement
: Manual winding
Case Material: Platinum
Case Diameter: 43mm
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Transparent
Bracelet Material: Platinum

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Ulysse Nardin Sonata Cathedral

9. Ulysse Nardin Sonata Cathedral

This is the second high-complicated piece from Ulysse Nardin that Jordan was seeing wearing. Featuring a cathedral gong, this is one of those watches where you kind of have to know what you’re doing to even come across.

Price: USD$60,000
Movement
: Automatic
Case Material: White gold
Case Diameter: 42mm
Bezel Material: White gold
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Bracelet Material: Leather

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - IWC Big Pilot

10. IWC Big Pilot

Perhaps one of the only classical watch that could comfortably fit the big man’s monster wrist is the infamous IWC Big Pilot. 46mm looks pretty snug on Jordan’s wrist, and Jordan is known to own several variations, including a platinum version along with the gold Annual Calendar Antoine de Saint Exupery limited edition piece.

Movement: Automatic
Case Material: Steel
Case Diameter: 46mm
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Black
Bracelet Material: Leather

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Cartier Ballon Bleu

11. Cartier Ballon Bleu

A not-so-obvious choice for Jordan is the Ballon Bleu from Cartier. A super subtle piece whose stature is by far one of the most low key of his known collection, this particular model is crafted in white gold with a diamond bezel. Funnily enough, the Ballon Bleu measures 42mm across, which is surprising considering how small it looks on his wrist!

Movement: Automatic
Case Material: Steel
Case Diameter: 36mm
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Silver
Bracelet Material: Steel

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Michael Jordan Watch Collection - Audemars Piguet Millenary

12. Audemars Piguet Millenary

Not shy to march to the beat of his own drum, Michael Jordan was seen wearing the highly overlooked Audemars Piguet Millenary while courtside. I’m sure he owns a variety of Royal Oaks, but it is refreshing to see such a prominent sporting figure wearing the Millenary.

Movement: Automatic
Case Material: White gold
Case Diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Dial: Mother of pearl
Bracelet Material: Crocodile skin

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Scottie Pippen - Roger Dubois Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon – White Gold

Scottie Pippen’s Watch in The Last Dance

Not to be outdone, however, Jordan’s Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen also got in on the luxury watch game during the filming of The Lst Dance. Here he wears a Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon – White Gold. The luxury piece costs USD$305,000 and is no longer available as it was part of a special limited run. Guess that horrendous Bulls contract wasn’t so bad after all.

What watch does Michael Jordan wear in The Last Dance?

The watch Michael Jordan wears during the filming of The Last Dance is the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli.

What is Michael Jordan's net worth?

At last check, Michael Jordan's net worth is around USD$2.1 billion.

Why does Michael Jordan wear Number 23?

The story goes that Michael Jordan's brother Larry wore number 45 during varsity college, so Michael took number 23 because it was roughly half that of Larry.

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