James Harden recently purchased a Richard Mille replica watch for rapper and friend Lil Baby, but the choice of watch was likely due to the fact Harden has a soft spot for Richard Mille himself. In a press conference, Harden was clocked wearing his orange rubber strap fake Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback watch, with the orange strap and accents reflecting his bold personality on and off the court. Richard Mille watches are prized for their scarce supply, irresistible marketing and, to be fair, their highly robust case builds and movements. This is a watch that can withstand the shock and awe of James Harden’s full-contact lifestyle.
The copy Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is available for purchase on the secondhand market. Price: Around $400,000 USD
Andre Iguodola was one of the earlier visitors to the Talking Watches segment filmed by Hodinkee. It is clear from the video, as well as other videos, the force is strong with this horologically enthused superstar. While a fan of brands such as Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Hublot – it all began for Iguodola with Panerai. He acquired one when he was drafted into the league, but it was unfortunately stolen from the locker room during a game while he was on the court. Thankfully, Iguodola has found a lot of success in basketball since then and has been able to subsequently acquire more Panerai watches. But there is still a hole in his heart from losing his first.
To showcase a watch not previously discussed by the superstar, Iguodola also owns an Everose gold case fake Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – opting to pair it with a leather strap instead of its original Oysterflex bracelet. The chocolate notes of the dial and black ceramic bezel make the watch a killer blend of sports/dress, a watch ready for a spontaneous free-throw contest if the situation calls for it.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116515LN replica in Everose Gold on Oysterflex Bracelet is available for inquiries at authorised dealers. Price: $29,700 USD
While he is known to have a large collection of watches, LeBron James is regularly spotted wearing his two-tone Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch. It has a 44mm rose gold case with an off-tone titanium bezel and is highly unusual in this respect, as, more often than not, two-tone pieces have precious bezels paired with steel or titanium cases. Yet this configuration actually makes a lot of sense, considering the bezel is usually what takes the brunt of the shock when door-knobbed or desk diving. The watch also has a diamond-covered pusher at 2 o’clock to add some subtle bling to the offering. The best quality fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is by no means an uncommon watch on NBA players’ wrists, but this watch is special in that the reference was designed in collaboration with James, an ambassador for the brand, and even named after him to celebrate the partnership. Man, is it good to be the king.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26210OI.OO.A109CR.01 “LeBron James” is a limited edition of 600 watches that is no longer for sale, and fetches about $72,000 USD on the secondary market.