Cristiano Ronaldo
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Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly spent huge money on a watch that matches his Bugatti Chiron car.

The "jeweller to the stars" and founder of Jacob & Co, Jacob Arabo revealed to have worked with Ronaldo on a watch designed to match with the footballer's personalized Bugatti Chiron hypercar. It is a three-way collaboration of gargantuan proportions, believed to be likely one of the most expensive watches of 2022.

The Portuguese star made his professional debut in 2003 and with a great career and high-value skills, no doubt Ronaldo could afford lavish watches. He has played for some of the world's biggest clubs, including Man Utd, Real Madrid and Juventus.

The one-of-a-kind watch is seemingly a variant of Jacob & Co's Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette model, which retails for over $1 million. The burly piece is covered with 232 white baguette diamonds and 109 black sapphires for a total of 21 carats of gemstones. It measured up at 55mm width and 20mm length. The sapphire crystal case displays the watch's complex tourbillon movement in full. It also features a representation of Bugatti's signature grille design.

The brand posted pictures of Ronaldo with his personalized watch. They wrote on Instagram, "Jacob Arabo & Cristiano Ronaldo worked together to design a piece unique Bugatti Chiron timepiece from @jacobandco. The watch details are inspired to match the exterior and interior of @cristiano Bugatti Chiron CR7 car."

"This unique piece is covered with 232 white baguette diamonds and 109 black sapphires, totalling 21 ct. of gemstones. It also features the logo of @cristiano's company: CR7."

The watch has a quite an unusual and eye-catching design like many Jacob & Co's pieces, with a miniature replica of the Bugatti Chiron's W16 engine crafted from sapphire crystal. As you push the right-hand crown of the watch, the "engine" magnificently comes to life – the crankshaft turns, the 16 pistons pump up and down and two "turbochargers" on the side of the engine block spin.

Ronaldo is known to have a lot of Jacob & Co pieces, not to mention his Hublots, Richard Milles and Rolexes. Many of them are diamond-encrusted and one-offs, like his $1.5 million Franck Muller Cintree Tourbillon. The Man United top goalscorer is a known collector of cars and watches.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 16, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

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