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Featured Gallery, NBA / Jan 11, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Chris Paul Is A Watch Connoisseur

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

I’ve been lucky enough to hang out with Chris Paul on numerous occasions, but none more than his cover shoot for Dime #61. I flew down to New Orleans for the day, and one thing I’ll never forget is the jewelry that CP3 brought with him. I’m talking a box with diamonds on diamonds on diamonds. And for every different look, he had a different watch to go with it.

Recently, Chris opened up to Maxim about his watch obsession, and it’s safe to say he has a lot of time on his hands.

How many watches are in your collection?
That’s hard to say because I have so many kinds: G-Shock, sports watches, Jordan watches. But luxury watches, I have 12 that I take everywhere I go.

Why bring them all?
Because I just never know where I’ll be going or what I’ll be wearing.

Do you have a favorite?
A limited-edition Breitling. They only made 3,000, and they gave me number three, which is my number. Cal Ripken got number eight.

What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a watch?
Aw, man, I don’t know. Maybe 50 grand or so.

A lot of guys don’t wear watches because they have clocks on their cell phones.
To each his own. Someone may enjoy big open land and someone might buy a horse or something. I enjoy watches.

Priceless.

What do you think? What’s your watch collection look like?

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  • yourdribbleizcookiez

    50K cap on his watches? Guess no Audemar in CP’s collection (yet)

  • Jason

    You can get an AP for well under $50k!

  • http://tayloredcreativity.com LeKeith Taylor

    I can dig it. I’d be the same way with CP3’s money, probably worse.

    @lekeithtaylor

  • abe504

    I have something like that but in normal people budget, Fossil for me

  • Nathan

    Abe504 I’m with you on that. I love fossil watches. I have about 50 of them.

  • Imslfmade

    Good job CP3 you just told the world you travel with 12 luxury watches at all times lol.

  • rbrtspnll

    I’d be a watch Connoisseur too if I was paid obscene amounts of money