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Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya hails from a middle-class family, and he used to live in an old and small apartment (No. 13/182, Parishram Park, Bapu Ni Dargah) in Vadodara. Not in his wildest dream, the cricketer had ever thought that he would be playing for the Indian cricket team one day. However, he was extremely focused on the concept of giving everything in the present and forget about the future. No wonder it was the right decision at that time, as right now, he is one of the most crucial players in the Indian cricket team.
Apart from his record-breaking strikes on the field, Hardik Pandya is also known for his fashion quotient and admired by youngsters for his love for expensive and luxurious outfits. However, not many are aware of the fact that Hardik is a die-hard lover of wristwatches and the ace all-rounder holds some of the world's most expensive and luxurious watches in his collection.
The Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer, Patek Philippe, is one of the biggest and most expensive names in the watch industry. In 2020 when Patek Philippe had launched Nautilus 5712R, Hardik had purchased one but had made some modifications to it. The big variation between the original model and his customised one is that it has several diamonds on the dial. The company had made a custom addition for the cricketer, and it speaks everything about his love for luxurious watches. The price of Hardik's Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R is Rs. 1.65 crores.
In 2019, Hardik Pandya was spotted wearing the most expensive Patek Philippe watch from his collection. Talking about the Nautilus 18k White Gold model, then the dial of the watch is encrusted with 255 diamonds, the dial plate made of 18k gold, and 3 diamond hour markers. The watch is especially for diamond lovers, as it holds 1,343 diamonds in its belt and dial. Truly it's an astonishing watch, and the one Hardik carries for special occasions. The estimated price is around Rs. 2.7 crore.
The ace Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is also the proud owner of rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 'Eye of the Tiger' in 18k yellow gold. This special edition of the Daytona piece is accented with a bezel set that includes 38 baguette-cut diamonds. However, it's the intricate work in the tiniest of details that makes Hardik's Cosmograph special, as the champagne sub-dials are perfectly intertwined with black lacquer and brilliant-cut diamonds. The price of the watch goes for around Rs. 1 crore.
The batsman also has the Swiss manufacturer of luxurious watches, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak collection's one of the best pieces, Selfwinding Chronograph Rose Gold in his collection. From yellow-gold hour markers, rich luminescent coating on the Royal Oak hands to the Grande Tapisserie pattern dial, this watch also features an 18-carat yellow gold bracelet. Hardik paid Rs. 38 lakh to get his hands on this Swiss beauty.
Over the decades, Audemars Piguet has reminded people that if making luxurious watches is an art, then they are the masters. A glimpse of their excellence can be seen in Hardik Pandya's Royal Oak Offshore 18K Rose Gold edition of Audemars Piguet. The cricketer does not wear this limited edition often, which is quite understandable as it is one of the costliest watches in his elite collection. The price of the watch is reportedly around Rs. 85-95 lakh.
Hardik Pandya also owns one of the rarest Rolex watches in the world. Yes! We are talking about the luxury model with a Day-Date 40mm yellow gold pave dial and a ruby bezel. Also, the hand-shaped baguette rubies hour markers simply separate this elite watch from the other Rolex watches. Its estimated price is around Rs. 89 lakh.
It's hard to find a person who isn't in love with the beauty of white gold, as it is the epitome of class, grace, and luxury. Hardik Pandya also holds a timeless Patek Philippe 5740 Nautilus calendar watch in white gold in his rich arsenal of expensive wristwatches. With the distinctive mix of technicalities and the thoughtful sports touch, this Patek Philippe watch has many features, like ultra-thin with the self-winding calibre of 240 Q movement. Its estimated price is around Rs. 1 crore.
Apart from his love for Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe, Hardik Pandya is also the proud owner of a luxury watch from the Swiss giants, Richard Mille of the watch industry. The cricketer had purchased the horological marvel, RM023 at the price tag of Rs. 87 lakh. The marvellous watch is a built-in 18k rose gold case with a red leather strap. Also, we can spot black sapphire right in the centre of this watch, along with some diamonds.
There's no denying the fact that Hardik Pandya is the 'Rockstar' of the Indian cricket team at the moment. From his Lamborghini Huracan to his multi-crore house in Vadodara, the ace batsman is deeply in love with luxurious things. However, his love for expensive watches is second to none, as we always see a different elite watch on his wrist in his every social media post. We hope Hardik keeps on adding to his lavish collection!