During Team India’s recent win over England, Krunal Pandya was the latest find of the team’s rising bench power. The elder Pandya brother hit the fastest half-century by a debutant in ODI cricket history in the first match of the three-game bilateral One Day International series. He later came on to perform with the ball as well, capping off an excellent debut just hours before his 30th birthday.
Even before this phenomenal success, the all-rounder had been in the headlines on a regular basis, mostly for his exploits with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, but also for his unwavering devotion to luxurious watches.
We take a peek at a handful of Krunal’s most opulent timepieces from his colossal watch collection.
Patek Philip Rose Gold Nautilus (in 18K rose gold case)
According to the Times of India, Krunal was seen wearing a Patek Philippe watch that costs nearly Rs 80 lakh. In 2019, his brother Hardik Pandya was seen wearing the same watch when posting about his back surgery. There is an eight-year waiting list for the self-winding Patek Philip Rose Gold Nautilus with reference number 5980/1R and Caliber CH 28-520 C.
Rolex GMT Master 2 18K Rose Gold Gem Set
According to the Youtube channel Watch Authority, this one costs a staggering Rs 1.1 crore. Simply put, it’s a Rolex. A glare-proof sapphire crystal, a monobloc middle case, a screw-down case back, and a winding crown are all included in the 40mm case. The lugs are studded with 76 diamonds, while the lavish gem-set bezel features 23 diamonds, 18 rubies, and 18 sapphires set in the beloved Rolex Pepsi design.
AP Royal Oak Frosted Gold 26331BC
Krunal Pandya also owns a limited-edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Self-winding Chronograph, which markets for more than Rs 50 lakh in India. This limited edition of 200 pieces features polished chamfers on the frosted 18-carat white gold case and bracelet. It has a stunning deep purple dial called “Grande Tapisserie.”
Rolex Day-Date 40 Everose Gold
According to the watchmaker, the Day-Date was the first watch to display the day of the week spelled out in detail when it was first presented in 1956. It also adds another Rolex-shaped gem to Krunal’s encrusted watch collection. Day-Date is currently available in two sizes: 36mm and 40mm. White gold, yellow gold, Everose (Rolex’s proprietary rose gold formula), and platinum are all options. Rolex allows you to adorn the Day-Date with diamonds, choose from a variety of dial colors and finishes, and wear it on a bracelet or a strap. Although the price varies depending on the customizations you want, it usually comes to about Rs. 25 lakh.
Breitlig Navimeter 1 BO1 Chrono 46
According to Watch Authority, this massive 46mm watch costs nearly Rs 7 lakh. The Breitling Navitimer is a watch that was actually designed for maritime personnel and naval officers, with functions that aid in map reading and naval navigation. The hours and minutes are shown in the center of the dial, while the working seconds are displayed on the 9 o’clock sub-dial.