Floyd Mayweather Jr., the flamboyant pugilist, stands as a polarizing figure. Regardless of whether one admires or resents him, there's no denying his prowess in the boxing arena; he emerged as an exceptional boxer, securing a spot among the greatest of all time. In 2017, Mayweather bid farewell to his professional boxing career (though he continues with exhibition matches), leaving an indelible mark with an unbeaten record and an impressive tally of 15 major world championships.
Beyond the boxing gloves, Mayweather's flamboyance transcends into his life outside the ring. He's not just a legendary figure within the sport but also an internet sensation and boxing promoter renowned for founding The Money Team (TMT). His extravagant fashion choices are equally iconic. Similar to his combat sports contemporary, Conor McGregor, Mayweather's penchant for opulence extends to his collection of timepieces, mirroring his flashy persona. Whether adorned with a Richard Mille, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, or Hublot, Mayweather's watches are as extravagant as one would expect from arguably the greatest boxer in history. Whether he's showcasing his latest acquisition on Instagram or simply navigating daily life, let's delve into the lightweight champion's exquisite watch assortment.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S JACOB & CO. BILLIONAIRE III TIMEPIECE
If someone were to inquire about a luxury watch brand that perfectly complements Floyd Mayweather's extravagant persona, my immediate response would be Jacob & Co. Jacob & Co. has carved a niche for itself in the realm of grandiose timepieces, often characterized by opulence, and, I must say, an abundance of diamonds. A prime example of this is the Jacob & Co. Billionaire III, a favorite adorning Mayweather's wrist on numerous occasions. True to its name, the Jacob & Co. Billionaire watch boasts an impressive array of 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds, housed within a rectangular case with a visibly intricate, skeletonized dial.
Now, let's talk figures. The retail price of this timepiece is a staggering $18,000,000 USD. Yes, you read that right – Floyd Mayweather possesses an $18 million watch. Of course, the actual amount he shelled out for this horological masterpiece remains shrouded in mystery. Nevertheless, this $18 million price tag firmly places Mayweather's Jacob & Co. Billionaire III among the crème de la crème of the world's most expensive watches. That, my friends, is what I call an undeniable statement of wrist elegance.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S DIAMOND-EMBELLISHED ROLEX SKY-DWELLER REF. 326938
It seems that Mayweather may have entrusted his Sky-Dweller Ref. 326938 to a skilled jeweler, resulting in the addition of diamonds to the bezel, case, and bracelet. In recent sightings, Mayweather was spotted donning the identical Rolex Sky-Dweller reference, but this time adorned with diamonds throughout. Since Rolex doesn't produce this timepiece with factory-installed diamonds, it's evident that this is a custom modification. The question remains whether it's the exact same watch or merely the same model; that distinction may forever elude us. Interestingly, a comparable custom Rolex Sky-Dweller Ref. 326948 is presently on the market, priced at $77,500 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S ROLEX SKY-DWELLER REF. 326938
Floyd Mayweather has showcased various Rolex timepieces, and among them is the Rolex Sky-Dweller Ref. 326938 in yellow gold, a watch he adorned during the earlier stages of his career. This particular timepiece boasts a 42mm case and a distinctive gold dial complemented by a central second time-zone ring in white. Renowned for its intricacy, the Sky-Dweller stands as one of Rolex's most complex watches. Alongside the date and second time-zone functionalities, it also incorporates a month complication.
The Sky-Dweller Ref. 326938, once owned by the iconic boxer, has now been discontinued. Nevertheless, it commands a notable presence on the secondary market, with prices hovering around $48,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS 5723/1R
Among Mayweather's more subtly elegant timepieces stands a personal favorite of mine—the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5723/1R. This refined watch is crafted in rose gold, featuring a bezel adorned with factory-set baguette rubies and baguette ruby indices on a luscious chocolate dial. Although gem-set watches may not typically catch my eye, I find myself making an exception for the exquisite 5723/1R. The Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5723/1R commands a retail price of approximately $350,000 USD. For those with a preference beyond rose gold, this stunning timepiece is also available in platinum.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S HUBLOT MP-05 LAFERRARI SAPPHIRE
Floyd Mayweather's Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire is a striking testament to the synergy between Mayweather and Hublot. Despite their polarizing nature, both entities excel in their respective domains. Hublot, known for its ostentatious timepieces, aligns seamlessly with Mayweather's flamboyant style. Among the noteworthy pieces in Floyd's Hublot collection is the MP-05 LaFerrari, featuring the caliber HUB9005 movement designed to mirror a Ferrari engine. The watch's case is crafted from a singular piece of sapphire, enhancing its allure.
Highlighting technical prowess, the LaFerrari boasts an intricate arrangement of "engine" gears and a vertically mounted tourbillon. Mayweather has been spotted sporting his LaFerrari at Hublot-sponsored events and during his everyday ventures, confirming its presence in his esteemed collection. Originally released in 2016, the Hublot LaFerrari in sapphire carried a price tag of $575,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO TMT YELLOW GOLD
My doubts about whether Floyd Mayweather actually paid the full price for his Hublot watches, or if he paid anything at all, are heightened when considering his collaboration with Hublot on exclusive pieces, such as the Hublot Big Bang Unico TMT in yellow gold. Positioned at 12 o'clock, just above the Hublot logo, are the initials TMT, representing Mayweather's enterprise, "The Money Team." The yellow gold variant features meticulously placed diamonds on both the bezel (48 baguette-cut diamonds and 378 brilliant-cut diamonds) and the open skeleton dial. This timepiece, a limited edition of only 10 units, was available for a retail price of $93,700 USD, and purchasers were treated to an extra bonus—a boxing glove signed by Mayweather.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO HAUTE JOAILLERIE
The initial two images of Mayweather may catch your eye as they depict the very same photograph. Interestingly, he isn't just sporting one watch but two. Alongside the previously featured LaFerrari, Mayweather adorns himself with the Hublot Big Bang Unico Haute Joaillerie. Reportedly acquired during a lavish shopping spree in Dubai back in 2015, this acquisition raises questions, especially considering Mayweather's close ties with Hublot. It seems like a well-crafted marketing tale. Unveiled in 2015, the Big Bang Unico Haute Joaillerie, as glimpsed on Floyd on various occasions, is embellished with an impressive 653 baguette factory-set diamonds, totaling an astounding 40.02 carats. The staggering retail price tag attached to this timepiece was $1.1 million USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S RICHARD MILLE RM 35-02 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL
As previously discussed, Richard Mille's watches often cater to the athletic world, as evidenced by their collaboration with tennis legend Rafael Nadal. Notably, Floyd Mayweather has been spotted donning the Richard Mille RM 35-02 Tourbillon "Rafael Nadal," a product of the partnership between Nadal and the esteemed brand. Distinguishing itself from some of Nadal's other collaborations, the RM 35-02 boasts an automatic movement rather than a hand-wound tourbillon.
Mayweather's personal touch includes a touch of luxury, with diamonds adorning the bezel of this exceptional timepiece. The retail price for this exquisite piece is set at $135,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S RICHARD MILLE RM 59-01 TOURBILLON YOHAN BLAKE
Surprisingly, one of Mayweather's more discreet timepieces happens to be a Richard Mille—the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake, to be precise. Unlike many of his watches, this particular model boasts a minimalist aesthetic with no diamonds adorning its surface. Limited to a mere 50 pieces, this exclusive watch comes with a price tag of $620,000 USD. Crafted in collaboration with Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, the RM 59-01 is specifically tailored for the needs of sprinters.
In the realm of sports, Richard Mille has found favor with elite athletes like tennis great Rafael Nadal and golfer Bubba Watson, showcasing a design ethos geared for the demanding challenges of athletic pursuits. This prompts the question: will Mayweather ever step into the boxing ring adorned with a Richard Mille?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S RICHARD MILLE RM 011 FELIPE MASSA
Highlighted in Mayweather's assortment is the Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa, the ultimate piece in our showcase. Mayweather's titanium timepiece is adorned with diamonds, embellishing both the case and bezel, complemented by a distinctive pink strap. This watch boasts a flyback chronograph feature and includes a date display. Presently, the Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa is available on the secondary market, with a price tag hovering around $245,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S JACOB & CO. RAINBOW TOURBILLON
Every timepiece in Floyd Mayweather's collection from Jacob & Co. appears to be enveloped in a shimmering array of diamonds, and this holds true for his uniquely crafted Rainbow Tourbillon. This extraordinary watch boasts a total of 416 diamonds meticulously set within a white gold case. The bezel, case, and bracelet diamonds are all of a pristine white hue, while the dial is adorned with dazzling yellow diamonds. Adding to its allure, the watch features a captivating tourbillon movement, elegantly showcased at the 9 o'clock position. The Rainbow Tourbillon is available for purchase at a retail price of approximately $2,000,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S JACOB & CO. ROYAL
Following the grand reveal of the Billionaire III, there seems to be no descent from the heights of opulence. Yet, the Jacob & Co. Royal stands as another dazzling diamond-studded timepiece in Floyd's repertoire. This watch boasts a considerable size, featuring a 49mm case diameter, and it's adorned with baguette-cut diamonds on the dial, bracelet, and case. The Jacob & Co. Royal maintains its status as an exceedingly expensive horological masterpiece, carrying a hefty retail price tag of approximately $1,000,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK 15130
Among Floyd Mayweather's impressive collection are several notable pieces from the renowned Swiss brand Audemars Piguet. Noteworthy among them is the Royal Oak Ref. 15130. Adorned with opulence, this watch features a bracelet and case embellished with 474 baguette-cut diamonds, while the dial boasts an additional 116 baguette-cut diamonds. The cumulative carat weight for this timepiece reaches a stunning 54.52. Reflecting its unparalleled craftsmanship and extravagance, the retail price for this extraordinary watch is set at $1,390,000 USD.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
Floyd Mayweather has a penchant for substantial timepieces, and among the most notable is the 48 mm limited edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger in rose gold adorned with diamonds. Crafted in collaboration with the iconic Terminator himself, this timepiece boasts chocolate brown subdials, number indices, a tachymeter, and an abundance of diamonds, including a pavé dial. The harmonious pairing of a chocolate brown dial with a rose gold case has always captured my admiration. Given the rarity of these watches hitting the market, the current market price remains elusive.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK RAINBOW CHANDELIER
Renowned welterweight Floyd Mayweather showcases a bold approach to personalizing his collection of ultra-luxury timepieces. While Mayweather's Royal Oak Ref. 15130 remains in its original factory state, his Royal Oak Rainbow Chandelier stands out as a bespoke creation. The Rainbow Chandelier is adorned with a myriad of exquisite gemstones, meticulously arranged and custom-set by the skilled hands of Eric Da Jeweler, featuring baguette-cut sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. The result? A dazzling display of opulence! As of now, the price for this unique piece remains undisclosed, leaving room for speculation and anticipation.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S DIAMOND-ENCRUSTED AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE
Floyd Mayweather has been spotted donning a distinctive yellow gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore adorned with diamonds across the dial, bezel, case, and bracelet. Notably, the Royal Oak Offshore boasts a slightly larger and more athletic design compared to the Royal Oak, evident in features like the rubber crown and pushers. It seems that the entire 18-karat bracelet and case of this timepiece have been embellished with aftermarket diamonds, showcasing a pave dial that diverges from the factory setting. A comparable piece can be found on the secondary market, typically priced around $100,000 USD.