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Inside Ronaldo’s insane watch and jewellery collection

As Ronaldo dominates at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, we dip into the footballer's £2.5 million jewellery box and examine his most dazzling pieces, from a £1.2 million Franck Muller timepiece to a wardrobe of diamond studs

By Joshua Hendren

Since kickstarting his professional career with Sporting CP at age 17 in 2002 and signing for Manchester United just a year later, Cristiano Ronaldo has garnered fame and glory like no other. He’s Portugal’s best-known player and one of the most prolific in the modern era, so it’s little surprise that Ronaldo commands one of the world’s highest salaries within the footballing realm (a reported £26.8 million) and with it, a stonking great budget to spend on jewels.

Ronaldo’s jewellery box is a well-curated mixture of sentimental gems and flashy, high-drama watches, ranging from his signature single hoop, complete with a dangling cross, to the most lavish of wrist candy, including a £1.2 million Franck Muller 7008 T INV C INV, coated in a mind-boggling amount of baguette diamonds, and the new Jacob & Co. Epic X Heart of CR7, co-designed by the sporting superstar himself.

So, as Ronaldo snatches the spotlight at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, we take a look at his most glittering watch and jewellery moments, on and off the pitch.

Unveiling his new collaboration with Jacob & Co.

Cristiano Ronaldo wears the new Jacob & Co. Epic X Heart of CR7 watch co-designed with Jacob Arabo (Photo courtesy of Jacob & Co.)

At a press conference after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo wears his signature single hoop with a dangling cross charm in Doha, Qatar (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

At a Portugal press conference for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo wears the 42mm Franck Muller Tourbillon Trumps Van Cleef & Arpels in white gold, fully set with baguette diamonds, in Doha, Qatar (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

At a Portugal press conference in 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo wears the Rolex Daytona with a rainbow bezel and mother-of-pearl dial in 2021 (UEFA/Getty Images)

At the 14th Dubai International Sports Conference in 2019

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Cristiano Ronaldo wears the Rolex GMT Master Ice ref. 116769TBR in 2019. At $485,350, it’s Rolex’s most expensive watch ever offered to the public (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

At the MTV EMAs in 2019

Georgina Rodriguez alongside Cristiano Ronaldo who wears a £1.2 million Franck Muller 7008 T INV C INV watch at the MTV EMAs in 2019 (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

At a press conference in 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo wears a £1.2 million Franck Muller 7008 T INV C INV watch (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

At Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo wears a Hublot Aerofusion King Gold Chronograph at a ceremony at Madeira Airport to rename it Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in 2017 (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

At the World Premiere of “Ronaldo” in 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo wears diamond stud earrings at the World Premiere of “Ronaldo” in 2015 (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)

At the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo wears a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 16 Chronograph at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in 2014 (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

At the Jacob & Co gala in 2013

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Cristiano Ronaldo wears a Jacob & Co Grand Baguette Diamond in 2013 (Photo by Valery Hache/Getty Images)

At a Time Force press conference in 2010

Cristiano Ronaldo wears a Time Force watch at a photo-call for the timepiece in 2010 (Photo by Eduardo Parra/WireImage)

Watching his team play Tottenham in 2005

Cristiano Ronaldo wears diamond stud earrings in 2005 (Odd Andersen/Getty Images)

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