Superstar footballer and Portugal’s forward, Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his diamond customized watch ahead of Juventus’s Champions League clash with his former club Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
During the conference, when asked what his reaction will be if he scores against his former club in the Champions League on Tuesday, he stated that he will not jubilate peradventure he scores in the game.
On his last visit to Old Trafford as a Real Madrid player, Ronaldo refused to celebrate after scoring a goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo plans to put on a sparkly display on Tuesday on his return to Old Trafford, arriving in Manchester loaded with diamonds.
The Juventus megastar was seen wearing a rare £1.85million Franck Muller watch at his press conference on Monday night.
The extraordinary show of wealth game at a press conference before he faces old club Manchester United for Juventus weeks after rape allegations were made against him.
He defended himself in the press conference and maintains that he is innocent.
Ronaldo is back in Manchester to take on his former club in the Champions League as the Portuguese prepares to line up for Juventus in the eagerly anticipated Group H showdown at Old Trafford.
The watch was described as a ‘rare, stunning complication’ by Joseph Frost, owner of Frost of London which is the only UK supplier of Franck Muller.
He said: ‘Ronaldo is a big fan of the brand and has been seen wearing them regularly.’
It is some upgrade on Ronaldo’s wrist after the Portuguese star was previously spotted sporting a £100,000 Jacob and Company limited edition H24 with a total diamond weight of 15.25 carats.
He became a brand ambassador for Jacob&Co back in 2013 while at Real Madrid and is now showing off one of their most expensive assets from the collection.
Ronaldo unsurprisngly blows other star names in football out of the water when it comes to the cost of his watch of choice but he has some catching up to do if he wants the most expensive in the world of sport.
Floyd Mayweather, according to Forbes’ calculations, boasts a £14m billionaire diamond tourbillon watch.
Ronaldo’s statement piece caught the eye of the assembled media as he spoke alongside boss Massimiliano Allegri on Monday having arrived at Manchester airport earlier in the day.
It is some mark-up for Ronaldo having previously been seen with a watch worth just £100,000
He was quizzed on his feelings about returning to the club he spent six years at but the main issue in hand was the allegations that he raped model Kathryn Mayorga in a Vegas hotel in 2009.
Mayorga, 34, says she was paid £288,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement and has since been inspired to come forward and tell her story.
Ronaldo is the star name as he prepares to return to Old Trafford where he played for six years
But Ronaldo has consistently maintained that what happened following a night of drinking in a nightclub was consensual and he reiterated as much in Manchester.
‘I know I am an example,’ he said when asked if he regarded himself as a role model.
‘I know, 100 per cent, on the pitch and outside the pitch. So I am always smiling, I am a happy man, I’m blessed that I play for a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I am healthy. I have everything.
‘So the rest, it doesn’t interfere on me. I’m very, very well.’