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What Watches do Billionaires Wear?

What Watches do Billionaires Wear?

We are all aware of the typical watch styles worn by people. What about billionaires, though? What about wealthy individuals, such as the world’s richest people? The group of billionaires is distinctive and fascinating. They have access to resources, authority, and the ability to influence virtually anything. However, they must dress appropriately for the occasion, just like everyone else. And for this reason, today’s topic is watched.

In this blog post, you will learn about a few top watches worn by billionaires, brands that billionaires wear the most, and what each eye means about its wearer’s status.

The World’s Billionaires & Their Watches

01. Elon Musk – TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 SpaceX Chronograph

Elon Musk manages his time with a TAG Heuer SpaceX chronograph | British GQ
Elon Musk – TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 SpaceX Chronograph | Credit Image: British GQ

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and the model for Tony Stark in the film Iron Man, currently holds the title of the wealthiest person in the world, even though it seems to be a title that changes frequently.

Elon Musk is fascinating and he rarely appears in photos wearing a watch, even though he uses a stringent, custom-designed time management system to organize his day. When he appears in media, he is spotted sporting a TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 SpaceX Chronograph, which features SpaceX rockets on the front and back of the watch. This makes perfect sense to us as he is very active self-promotion men.

02. Jeff Bezos- Ulysse Nardin Dual Time

Jeff Bezos' Ulysses Nardin Dual Time is an unusually modest timepiece | British GQ
Jeff Bezos- Ulysse Nardin Dual Time | Credit Image: British GQ

Jeff Bezos, the founder, and CEO of Amazon- the world’s largest online marketplace is the second-richest man in the world (and held that title as of last year). Amazon began as an online book retailer. The retailer is well known for its Prime program, enabling products to be shipped to your home in 24-48 hours.

This is interesting to note that despite his considerable wealth, Bezos is most frequently photographed sporting his Ulysse Nardin Dual Time, which costs around $11,000. We were genuinely surprised to find out about his understated wristwatch choice because he has never been modest about showing off his wealth in the past.

03. Bill Gates-Casio Duro Marlin

Casio Duro and Other Affordable (if not cheap)Watches Worn by Billionaires | by Jess the Avocado | DataDrivenInvestor
Bill Gates-Casio Duro Marlin | Credit Image: DataDrivenInvestor

When one thinks of American tech billionaires, one rarely does so without first conjuring up Bill Gates. Microsoft’s former CEO and founder are renowned in the business and technological worlds, and he also essentially served as the model for all subsequent tech billionaires. Although many tech entrepreneurs have since amassed wealth greater than his, Gates remains the only pioneer in that industry. Interestingly, he is most frequently pictured wearing a Casio Duro Marlin, which only costs $48. He is a well-known pragmatist who has often been known to forgo the unnecessarily opulent trappings of wealth.

04. Tim Cook – black Apple Watch

CEO Tim Cook happy with initial Apple Watch response - Technology News
Tim Cook – black Apple Watch | Credit Image: IndiaToday

Tim Cook is one of the only names on this list that, unless you regularly read tech or business trade publications, might not be immediately recognizable to people. The company he is the CEO of is Apple, one of the world’s biggest and most well-known tech companies, so we are confident that you are already familiar with it. Cook maintains a low profile outside of work, so it’s not surprising that he loves Apple Watches and frequently appears in public sporting a Hermes-made, all-black Apple Watch.

05. Bernard Arnault-TAG Heuer

Connected is £110 million sales smash hit for TAG Heuer - WatchPro USA
Bernard Arnault-TAG Heuer | Credit Image: WatchPro USA

The average person is unlikely to be familiar with Bernard Arnault personally. Still, if we were to list even a few of the numerous businesses he owns, they would undoubtedly be aware of those. Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessy, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Bulgari are just a few of the brands owned by Bernard Arnault.

Bernard Arnault is the owner of TAG Heuer, so there is a good chance that he has at least a few of their watches in his collection, even though there does seem to be a clear answer as to the TAG Heuer watch he prefers to wear.

06. Warren Buffet-Gold Rolex Day-Date

Warren Buffett's Rolex Day-Date is a bold flex | British GQ
Warren Buffet-Gold Rolex Day-Date | Credit Image: British GQ

Warren Buffet, one of the most well-known investors in the world and a longtime leader in the corporate and investment world, has been a business icon for the United States for many years. He is best known for owning Berkshire Hathaway, an investment company with hundreds of overseas subsidiaries.

Buffet doesn’t have an entire collection of high-end watches because he is known for being somewhat frugal in his personal life. However, he frequently appears in photos wearing a gold Rolex Day-Date, and given that his net worth is close to 80 billion dollars, we can safely assume that he has at least one expensive watch.

07. Larry Ellison-Richard Mille RM005

Another tech billionaire who made it onto our list is Larry Ellison. He is the founder and CTO of the Oracle Corporation and is known for his love of wearing Panerai watches, especially the Panerai Luminor Marina, as he enjoys dominating eyes. His estimated net worth is 91 billion dollars.

The co-founder, executive chairman, and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, which is worth USD 55 billion, can afford any high-end watch worldwide. The tech billionaire frequently wears a wide array of high-end Swiss watches, and the Richard Mille RM005 is one of his favorite wristwatches.


So, which high-end watches do the world’s wealthiest wear, and what do their choices tell us about their personalities? Overall, there are many similarities between these watches. Even though they come from many different companies and have a range of other price points, they all share a family resemblance. These watches are luxurious, beautiful, expensive (with some quite eye-watering so), chiseled, and masculine. They also happen to be incredibly rare.

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