Watch Spotting: What Athletes Wore At The 2016 Olympic Games In Rio

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Rafael Nadal, Tennis – Richard Mille

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Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest tennis players to ever live. Pair him up with his amigo Marc Lopez, and you have one executioner pair for duplicates. The two prevailed upon gold in the finals the Romanian team, Horia Tecau and Florin Megea. Nadal is a notable Richard Mille ambassador, and we have expounded on his restricted version RM 27-02 Tourbillon  before. So it should come as nothing unexpected that he wore exactly the same watch during the medal-securing match in Rio. It’s probably important that sprinter Wayde van Niekirk also wore the RM 27-02 in Rio when he won his gold medal. It is by all accounts an exceptionally fortunate watch. The watch development weighs simply 4.3 grams – a lot lighter than that gold medal I’m sure. 

Michael Phelps, Swimming – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph

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If you are an authentic human with any openness to the news at all, then you are aware that Michael Phelps isn’t care for you or me. He is a genuine power of nature. So what watch does the most-decorated-Olympian of all time wear when he’s not in the pool? A recently released Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph , which was released earlier this year at Baselworld. In the event that you recollect, the most remarkable thing about this watch is it is the main METAS-affirmed master chronograph. The one you see here (so casually draped on Phelps’ wrist), is on a leather strap and retails for $13,200. 

Usain Bolt, Sprinting – Hublot King Power Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt is, plainly, the fastest man on the planet. This year in Rio he won gold for the 100m dash, running the race in 9.81 seconds. Yet, he didn’t stop there. He proceeded to win the 200m in 19.78 seconds and he anchored the gold medal–winning Jamaican 4x100m relay team on Friday night to wrap up his 2016 medal-run. These three gold medals tied him for the most all-time by any track and field athlete. Not a problem, correct? Jolt is a known Hublot ambassador and was naturally sporting the Hublot Unico Gold Usain Bolt . This chronograph is made out of Hublot’s proprietary gold alloy, features a lightning jolt chronograph hand, and retails for $42,000. It’s as brash as it is superlative, much the same as Bolt himself.

Bubba Watson, Golf – Richard Mille RM055 Bubba Watson

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For the first run through since 1904, golf was played at the Olympics. Bubba Watson, an American favorite, may not have been the main competitor ( especially after this happened ), however his watch said otherwise. This year in Rio, Watson sported the white  Richard Mille RM055 Bubba Watson , which we’ve spotted on his wrist previously . The skeletonized development, combined with the titanium case and rubber treated strap, make this watch an ideal decision for keeping a light (and steady) hand. This watch retails for $110,000.

Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Beach Volleyball – G-Shock

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Truth be told, beach volleyball is a far-fetched place to discover a wristwatch (wouldn’t it disrupt the general flow?), yet Kerri Walsh-Jennings could be seen sporting one during her final match against the Brazilian team. The American couple eventually took the bronze medal after losing the originally set to the host team. And what did Walsh-Jennings wear exactly? A black men’s G-stun ( similar example here ). Pretty baller if you were to ask me. Get it?

Ryan Lochte, Swimming – Apple Watch

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And finally, we have Ryan Lochte, the medal-winning swimmer who left his greatest mark on the Olympics by getting held up after a night out drunkenly vandalizing a gas station and lying about it. Lochte, goofy bleached hair and all, can be seen sporting an Apple Watch  on one of the new(ish) woven nylon bands during the medal function. Jeah.