Lionel Messi was spotted recently enjoying a family holiday in his hometown of Rosario donning a new arm candy. The Paris Saint-Germain megastar is currently on a holiday break midway through the season with his wife Antonela and their children. 

According to The Sun, the 34-year-old Argentinian seems to have made good use of his $820,000 weekly salary as posts on his Instagram showed the megastar sporting a brand new Rolex. The said timepiece, which is a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona has been seen on the wrists of celebrities like Ed Sheeran and Drake in the past. 

The Cosmograph Daytona is one of the much-coveted timepieces by celebrities as it boasts of its simple yet powerful statement design. The popular model is made of 40mm oystered steel with a cerachrom ceramic bezel and a white dial featuring its signature three classic dials. The price tag of the watch is estimated at $16,000 and can run up to $40,000 in the market.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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While Messi’s choice of arm candy is considered to be quite modest compared to his wealth, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has been known to flaunt other classic timepieces to celebrate milestones. One notable piece was a Rolex Yacht-Master which was seen on his wrist as he waved to fans of his new team PSG in August 2021.

Messi popped out a window at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris to greet a new chapter in his career after 21 years of playing for Barcelona. Although the Yacht-Master is not the most fitting for a man of Messi’s stature and net worth, with its rubber strap and durable ceramic bezel, the watch is a great choice for an athlete. Seeing Messi greeting his fans to mark a momentous time in his career with the casual look of a classic design, collectors and auction houses are sure to take note of this in case the football star decides to part with it in the future.

Meanwhile, football observers and watch fiends are comparing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rolex GMT Master which was seen on his wrist during the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards last year.  The Manchester United star was seen stepping out and about in the Middle East sporting his $500,000 bling.

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi of PSG during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between FC Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade du Moustoir on December 22, 2021 in Lorient, France. Photo by John Berry/Getty Images