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Spot the Watch!: Andrea Pirlo

by Nick Gould on January 6, 2015

This week’s Spot the Watch features a Footballer/Soccer Player.  His name is Andrea Pirlo.  He is an Italian player who currently plays for Serie A powerhouse Juventus and has previously played for AC Milan.

He is a midfield maestro, his dummy at the 2014 World Cup was pure class, just YouTube the moment against England and you will see why.  He is also considered one of the most stylish football players in the world.    From what we have seen, he has great taste in wristwatches and today some pieces from his collection are featured.

First up is a Patek Philippe. It is the Nautilus 5712/1A-001 in stainless steel.  The Nautilus was designed by famed watch designer Gerald Genta and was named after Captain Nemo’s submarine.  This particular version of the Nautilus features moonphase, power reserve and date in the sub dial.

PP Coolness: The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A -001  Picture: (C) ESPN

PP Coolness: The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A -001 Picture: (C) ESPN

Next up is another Patek Philippe. The reference 5980 1/A is a chronograph with date featuring a 60 minute and 12 hour monocounter powered by the in house caliber CH 28-520 C in stainless steel.  Signor Pirlo sure does love the Nautilus to own different variants as shown here.   We think this watch would be more useful for a football manager since he could time the halves of a football match, but nonetheless its still cool to see a footballer who likes nice watches.

Signor Pirlo actually owns a 3rd Nautilus the time and date only reference 5711/1 in stainless steel but we decided to show the more complicated pieces that he has from Patek Philippe.


Timed to Perfection: The Patek Philippe reference 5980 1/A chronograph in stainless steel.  Picture (C): La Presse

Owning 3 Nautilus’ is awesome enough, Signor Pirlo has another Patek Philippe!  It is the 5131G-010 World Timer with micro rotor.  We think this watch would be useful for a football player since they have to travel for other countries for say Champions League or International matches  so knowing the time in a different timezone at a glance would be quite useful.

Full International: Patek Philippe World Timer

Full International: Patek Philippe World Timer

The final watch we will be featuring is a Rolex.  It is the legendary Daytona.  The reference 116520 in stainless steel is on the wrist of Signor Pirlo.   This features the in house 4130 caliber chronograph movement  and allows the user to time up to a total of 12 hours.   Personally the Daytona is one of our favourite watches from Rolex especially the white dialed version and it looks pretty darn good on Signor Pirlo.

Italian and Swiss Cool: Andrea Pirlo and the Rolex Daytona.  Picture: (C) Zimbo

Italian and Swiss Cool: Andrea Pirlo and the Rolex Daytona. Picture: (C) Zimbo

We hope you have enjoyed this weeks instalment of Spot the Watch!

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