Krunal Pandya was the latest exponent of Team India’s growing bench strength, during their latest win against England. In the opening match of the three-game bilateral One Day International series, the elder Pandya sibling hit the fastest half-century by a debutant in the history of ODI cricket. He later came on to also strike with the ball, sealing an impressive first outing a few hours ahead of his 30th birthday.
Even before this remarkable performance though, the all-rounder has regularly featured in the news – often for his exploits with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but sometimes for his undying love for luxury watches. In fact, he was reportedly questioned at the Mumbai airport for the possession of undeclared items worth almost a crore while returning from Dubai, after the last edition of the IPL. And of course most of these ‘items’ were fancy watches.
On that note, here’s a look at some of the luxury hand pieces owned by the cricketer.
Patek Philip Rose Gold Nautilus (in 18K rose gold case)
Krunal was seen wearing this Patek Phllip, which apparently costs almost Rs 80 lakh, according to the Times of India. It’s the same watch that his brother Hardik Pandya was spotted flaunting while posting about his back surgery, in 2019. The self-winding Patek Philip Rose Gold Nautilus with a reference number 5980/1R and Caliber CH 28-520 C, has an eight-year waiting list.
Rolex GMT Master 2 18K Rose Gold Gem Set
This one costs a whopping Rs 1.1 crore, says the Youtube channel Watch Authority. It’s a Rolex, after all. The 40mm case comes with a glare-proof sapphire crystal, a monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and a winding crown. The extravagant gem-set bezel features 23 diamonds, 18 rubies and 18 sapphires, set in the beloved Rolex Pepsi design while the lugs are studded with 76 diamonds.
AP Royal Oak Frosted Gold 26331BC
Pandya also owns this special Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph, which costs north of Rs 50 lakh in India. The frosted 18-carat 41mm white gold case and bracelet, of this limited edition of 200 pieces, is finished with polished chamfers. It houses the beautiful deep purple of its “Grande Tapisserie” dial.
Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose Gold
The Day-Date was the first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full when it was first presented in 1956, according to the watchmaker. And it adds another Rolex-shaped gem to Krunal’s bejewelled assortment of watches. There are currently two sizes of Day-Date available: 36mm and 40mm. You can choose from white gold, yellow gold, Everose (Rolex’s proprietary rose gold formula), and platinum. Rolex gives you the abundance of bedecking the Day-Date with diamonds, a plethora of different dial colours and finishes, and the option of a bracelet or a strap. And while the costs depend on your choice of customisations, it averages out at around Rs 25 lakh.
Breitlig Navimeter 1 BO1 Chrono 46
This huge 46mm watch comes with a price tag of almost Rs 7 lakh, as per Watch Authority. Hours and minutes are displayed centrally on the dial while the running seconds are clocked on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock.
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