The Super Bowl is so much more than just a game at this point. The final contest of the NFL season is routinely the most-watched television event of the year in the US and has been for decades. So, it was no surprise that the crowd for Sunday night’s Super Bowl LVII was filled with a who’s who from the worlds of sports, entertainment and beyond. Professional football’s championship contest may lack some of the glitz and glamour of other industries’ biggest nights, but it’s still a chance to show out on one of world’s biggest stages. This year, some special timepieces were on display during the Kansas City Chief’s comeback win over the Philadelphia Eagles. From Rihanna’s diamond-covered Jacob & Co. to Eagle owner Jeffrey Lurie’s understated A. Lange & Söhne, here are some of the most striking watches Robb Report spotted amid all the gridiron action.
Rihanna’s Jacob & Co. Brilliant Skeleton Northern Lights
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may have turned in a gutsy performance for the ages on Sunday, but ask most people who owned the night and they’ll say Rihanna. The billionaire pop star made her return to performing following a six-year absence in a stunning custom-made, entirely red outfit from Loewe topped off with an Alaia jacket. What really caught our eyes, though, was the show-stopping Jacob & Co. Brilliant Skeleton Northern Lights watch on her wrist. The $72,000 timepiece, which was fitted with a crimson band to match the rest of her look, is covered in 281 round-cut white diamonds. The mogul paired the eye-catching bauble with a number of pieces of diamond jewelry from Messika, including the Maison’s Unique Illusionnistes mono earring, a section of the famed Diamond Equalizer necklace and Illusionnistes clip.
Jay-Z’s Richard Mille RM47 Samurai
The only thing more impressive than the size of Jay-Z‘s watch collection is the variety. A week after he turned heads with a Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime at the Grammys, the rapper-turned-business mogul could be seen wearing a Richard Mille RM47 Samurai while walking on the field before kickoff. The $1 million sports watch may not be as elegant as the Patek, but it’s still pretty special. It’s one of just 75 examples that were produced by the Swiss watchmaker.
Troy Kotsur’s Omega Constellation Co Axial Master
With the exception of Mahomes and Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, there was no one whose hands were more important on Sunday night than Troy Kotsur’s. The actor, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Coda, signed the national anthem during the pre-game ceremonies. On his wrist for the stirring performance was the $6,700 Omega Constellation Co‑Axial Master Chronometer.
Michael Strahan’s Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time 5990/1R-001
Former New York Giants star Michael Strahan understands the importance of the Super Bowl. The hall of famer-turned-broadcaster was lucky enough to get his hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy during his final season in the NFL. That might explain why the stylish Strahan decided to pair a blue checkered suit with a rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronogrpah 5990/1R-001. The Swiss watchmaker knows its way around a sophisticated sports watch, and this $118,280 model, which features a sunburst blue dial and three complications, is an 18-karat gold spin on one of the world’s best.
Jeffrey Lurie’s A. Lange & Söhne 1815
Sunday may not have ended the way Jeffrey Lurie wanted, but the Eagles owner still managed to show off his fine taste. Prior to the game, a white gold A. Lange & Söhne 1815 could be seen sticking out of his left shirt cuff while he talked with Chiefs head coach (and former Lurie employee) Andy Reid. The $27,300 dress watch is far from the loudest timepiece on this list, but it is, without a doubt, one of the most elegant.