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Cristiano Ronaldo spotted wearing Rolex's most expensive watch ever made

Matthew McNulty

International soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted at a sports conference in Dubai on Saturday wearing Rolex’s most expensive watch ever made, with a variety of other pricey pieces of jewelry valued at nearly $1 million, combined.

The 34-year-old Juventus player was in attendance for a panel at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference, and casually donned the rare and expensive Rolex GMT-Master Ice, which costs around $497,040, the Daily Mail reported.

The GMT-Master Ice is Rolex’s most expensive watch ever made, with 18 Carats of white gold and hundreds of 30 Carats of diamonds.

Ronaldo was also seen wearing a massive, cushion-cut canary yellow engagement ring, estimated at $261,600, according to diamond expert Dovi Fehler at London Jeweller.

Another ring, a wedding band valued at $65,400, was spotted on the soccer star’s ring finger.

Combined, Ronaldo wore $824,040 worth of jewelry for the occasion, on one hand alone.

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Ronaldo is no stranger to expensive and rare jewelry, owning a Franck Muller watch estimated at $1,569,600.

The Portuguese-native's Franck Muller watch is described as a “rare, stunning complication” according to Frost of London owner Joseph Frost, the U.K.’s only supplier of Franck Muller watches, the Mail reported.

“Ronaldo is a big fan of the brand and has been seen wearing them regularly,” Frost told Femail.

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As expensive as Ronaldo’s jewelry collection is, the soccer superstar comes in second place compared to retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, who according to Forbes, owns an $18,312,000 Billionaire diamond tourbillon watch, according to the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo earned the distinction of being the highest-earning Instagrammer for 2019, having raked in $47.8 million from the social media platform this year alone.

Overall, his net worth sits around $460 million, making him one of the richest athletes in the world, according to the website Finances Online. Despite being one of the sports world's top earners, Ronaldo was fined $21 million in January for tax fraud.

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