Tom Brady: The Watch Collector

Tom Brady: The Watch Collector

Tom Brady has solidified his legacy as the greatest quarterback in NFL history, both regarded by his colleagues and millions of fans worldwide. Brady is a multi-faceted individual whose love extends well beyond football.

After announcing his retirement from the NFL, the seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback decided after 40 days that he was not done yet and will return for the 23rd season that will start in September 2022. The news caused a stir in the sports world, much to the pleasure of football fans.

The suddenly unretired Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is an avid watch collector who owns an extensive collection of some of the most sought-after luxury watches in the world.

Tom Brady has been collecting watches since he started playing professional football. He loves the art of collecting watches. Brady told GQ magazine, “this is a great time to be in the watch industry.”

We will discuss Brady’s stunning and extensive collection of watches from Tag Heuer to IWC.

What Kind of Watch Does Tom Brady Wear?

Brady owns 20-odd watches. His first piece was an IWC WC GST Chronograph Rattrapante. This watch holds sentimental value for Brady who bought it after losing the Superbowl in 2002 while signed with the Patriots.

He tells the story of flying to New York and purchasing this watch for almost $9,000 in Manhattan. It was his biggest purchase at the time. It rarely leaves his wrist.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner – The Longest Flight

Tom Brady: The Watch Collector
IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner 

Brady teamed with IWC after his partnership with Tag Heuer expired in 2019. Brady was pictured signing his deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while wearing an IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner “The Longest Flight.”

IWC developed this special edition timepiece for the pilots of the “Silver Spitfire, a British aircraft used in World War 11. Pilots Steve Boultbee-Brooks and Matt Jones were on a mission to circumnavigate the globe in the 80-year-old vintage fighter to inspire a new generation through the freedom of flight with the timepiece on their wrists. The IWC developed the Timezoner with the Pilots in mind. It is easy to operate with gloves.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 “Tom Brady”

Amongst his collection is the TAG Heuer ‘Tom Brady’, a limited edition of 466 pieces to honor the number of yards the quarterback threw in Super Bowl LI against Atlanta while signed to the Patriots.

The stainless steel case is 43mm in diameter. The blue dial features the number 12 in the font of Brady’s jersey number. While the case back shows Brady’s signature. This watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet and the original blue rubber strap with a pigskin finish and stainless steel folding buckle.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Tom Brady: The Watch Collector
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rubber Clad

Brady has an affinity for Audemars Piguet. In 2002, he donned a Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rubber Clad after winning his first Super Bowl (XXVI 36).

This is a traditional men’s timepiece. This famous watch is readily recognizable due to its unusual octagonal bezel with visible accent screws. It’s a true work of art in terms of design and engineering, and it packs a tremendous punch with pinpoint accuracy.

Rolex Milgauss Green Crystal Oyster Bracelet

Brady was spotted wearing a black Rolex Milgauss with a distinctive green sapphire crystal.

The watch’s all-stainless steel design makes it one of Rolex’s more basic and adaptable timepieces with numerous technical capabilities.

The Milgauss is a timepiece designed specifically for scientists and engineers that can endure magnetic forces of up to 1,000 gausses.

Movado Chronograph ‘Tom Brady’

Brady was once a fan of the watch brand Movado. He was the inspiration behind two iterations of the limited edition Movado chronograph.

That timepiece is known as the “Performance Steel” and comes with a black or silver dial. The model features a Kevlar-reinforced XTremeResin strap, necessary for an NFL player’s durability. Alternatively, a more elegant edition with an alligator strap in 18 carats rose gold is available.