As the youngest heavyweight champion of the world, who grew up in the slums of Brooklyn, the early onset of money and success for Mike Tyson became difficult for him to manage. With career earnings that totaled over $700 million, he has developed a keen eye for expensive taste.
Mike Tyson wears a variety of expensive watches, including one of a kind designs from Rolex and Hublot. Squandering nearly $400 million and, consequently, filing for bankruptcy in 2003, it is no secret that Mike Tyson has a weakness for glitzy and glamorous jewelry.
Mike Tyson does not always wear a watch, but when he does, there is no doubt that it is a fancy one. You can see a picture of Mike Tyson wearing a silver Daytona Rolex in his Instagram picture, using the link below.
A Shameless Flare for Fashion
To further understand Mike Tyson’s affinity for elaborate, fascinating wrist jewelry, it is helpful to hear the measures in which he is willing to go to acquire it.
Mike Tyson and British promoter, Frank Warren, entered a jewelry store in London in January 2000, when Tyson was there for a fight, with a desire to buy some new jewelry. The shopping haul–which would become heavily discussed in the media because of a quarrel over who would pay the bill–cost the duo $630,000 once it was settled.
On his first visit, Mike Tyson bought a diamond watch and bracelet from the London Jeweler, in addition to two other previously purchased watches, for over $227,500. Then, he beat Julius Francis in two rounds in January, and returned to fight Lou Savarese, who he knocked out in 38 seconds in Scotland.
With these notable victories, Mike Tyson was ready to celebrate. He returned to the jewelry store and picked out a diamond watch with a sapphire dial for $200,000, and a custom fit emerald and diamond bracelet for $250,000.
Later, Tyson picked up two pocket watches for his children, and negotiated a final offering price of $180,000.
All charges were paid in full, and Mike Tyson’s jewelry collection continued to grow. With so much invested in his wrist bling, no wonder large luxury watch brands asked Mike Tyson to sponsor their merchandise.
With such early success, Mike Tyson earned money that is hard for the average person to wrap his head around. You can see more about how Mike Tyson spent hundreds of millions of dollars using the YouTube link below.
Tyson’s Hublot Wrist Watch
Hublot watches are a luxury brand, only worn by those who understand the value of a luxury watch. Because of this, it makes sense that Mike Tyson customized a Hublot watch that was auctioned off for $120,000.
The Unique Mike Tyson WBC Chronograph Wrist Watch was known as “King Power,” and its proceeds were donated for the benefit of the WBC boxing pension fund.
Of course, A Rolex (Or Two)
Over the years, Mike Tyson has been seen wearing a Rolex….or two.
While Mike Tyson used to be seen often wearing a yellow gold Day-Date President Rolex, he has most recently been seen wearing the silver Daytona from Rolex.
Styled by Mike Tyson
With such a classy style in watches, it is no wonder that others wanted to wear watches like him. However, not many people can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a wristwatch.
For those that are interested, Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson” line of hand-selected watches is featured on the Vincero website. This makes it a little more achievable to wear watches like Mike Tyson, without the professional athlete’s salary.