Celtics Forward Jayson Tatum Just Spent $500,000 On This Rare Richard Mille Watch For His Birthday

Jayson Tatum Drops $500,000 On Richard Mille Watch For His Birthday

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  • Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum just turned 24-years-old and spent half a million on a present for himself
  • Jayson reportedly spend $500K on a rare Richard Mille watch, an all-white RM055 Bubba Watson edition
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Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is having another incredible season in the NBA. He currently ranks 9th in the league this season in Points Per Game and the Celtics occupy the 5th seed in the East with a little over five weeks left in the regular season.

Jayson Tatum signed a 5-year, $195 million contract extension with the Boston Celtics last season making him one of the highest earners in the NBA. He’s also already earned $57,687,445 on the court which makes him wealthier than the vast majority of people his age on planet earth.

Tatum celebrated his 24th birthday this week and as a present to himself, he reportedly spent $500,000 on a rare all-white Richard Mille ‘RM055 Bubba Watson’ watch according to the IG post below.

Jayson Tatum Drops $500,000 On Richard Mille Watch For His Birthday

Celebrity jeweler Eric Da Jeweler shared photos of the RM055 Bubba Watson watch with Jayson Tatum. The caption reads “Happy birthday to my guy @jaytatum0 Had to make a special delivery 📦 in Boston with that all-white Richard Mille RM 055 Bubba Watson! Half a million well spent 💰”.

Specs On Jayson Tatum’s RM 055 Bubba Watson Watch

The RM 055 Bubba Watson is a manual winding watch that was designed with the aesthetics of the golf course in mind. It says it right there in the name, Bubba Watson. The RM 055 Bubba Watson is a tourbillon inspired by the previous RM 038 Bubba Watson tourbillon watch that was presented by Richard Mille in 2011. Bubba and Richard Mille have had a longstanding partnership.

RM 055 Bubba Watson has a 55-hour power reserve, 42.7 mm case diameter, 16.15 mm thick grade 5 titanium case and the bezel is also made of grade 5 titanium. According to the Richard Mille website, the Calibre RMUL2 in this watch is ‘capable of withstanding accelerations of over 5000 g’s.’ There are 24 jewels in the movement in total.

If you’re interested in learning more about the technical specs of the RM 055 Bubba Watson purchased by Jayson Tatum you can click here to visit the Richard Mille website.

What Makes Richard Mille Watches So Special?

Richard Mille watches are both incredibly expensive and immensely popular with athletes and celebrities. Part of what makes these luxury watches so special is how light they are. A basketball player could play a pickup game wearing one, a golfer could wear a Richard Mille watch on the course, or a tennis player could wear one during a match. There’s obviously the scarcity factor at play as well because they aren’t mass-produced. And of course the complications, jewels, and unique designs all contribute to the astronomical prices of Richard Mille watches.

It’s not really fair to say ‘Richard Mille watches are everywhere’ amongst athletes and celebrities because there are truly only so many to go around. And they’re incredibly expensive. This RM055 Bubba Watson cost $500,000 for Jayson Tatum to acquire! But if you look around, a select group of A-Listers seem to covet and prefer Richard Mille watches:

It’s not unrealistic to say that Jayson Tatum got a deal paying only $500,000 for a Richard Mille watch. In 2021, an RM 008 Tourbillon sold for $7,206,000, an RM 11-03 2018 McLaren sold for $3,992,000, and another RM 57-03 Dragon Sapphire NTPT Tourbillon sold for $3,992,00. The list of Richard Mille watches selling for multi-million dollars isn’t short.