Lionel Messi was the headline act at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Paris on Monday. He was named the Best Men’s Player of 2022, following his outstanding performance at the World Cup in Qatar, where he drove Argentina to victory, despite a challenging start to the tournament with a 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia.
Messi’s success at the event was not limited to his on-field achievements, however, as his fashion choices, along with his partner Antonela Roccuzzo, also garnered significant attention. The couple’s striking black attire, designed by Dolce & Gabbana, was the talk of the evening, with Antonela carrying a handbag valued at over 4,000 euros, while Messi accessorized with a Patek Philippe watch.
‘Messi watch’ has new meaning with Patek Philippe 5270P
The partnership between the player and the brand has proven to be highly successful, and for this particular event, the Argentine star was keen to showcase his finest apparel, which included one of his most exclusive timepieces. Specifically, he sported a model from the Grandes Complicaciones collection, which is the 5270P.
This watch was released for sale in 2022 and is presented in a platinum case with a sapphire crystal caseback. It boasts a green dial with gold-tone hour markers, along with a perpetual calendar function, and is paired with a glossy black alligator strap. Talking of bite, you’ll be wondering the cost…
Messi has proudly donned this truly exceptional timepiece, even posing for photographs with it. However, it is worth noting that it is not a timepiece that is affordable for everyone, as it carries a price tag of around $220,000. Oh, and of course the brand’s website notes that the prices of their products “are subject to change at any time and are not contractual.” Just in case you were getting any ideas!