In the leadup to the UFC 257 lightweight division fight, Conor McGregor did a little light shopping. A new suit, a new whip, and obviously a new Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon, priced at just around $1 million US dollars. Some may have seen this as a frivolous expense, but it’s important for your interior to match your exterior, and there’s no question that McGregor sees himself as a super-rare, triple-axis tourbillon with a spherical 288-facet diamond and a hand-painted magnesium globe. After all, it’s important to dress for the fight you want, not the fight you have.
Unfortunately, the fight McGregor wanted wasn’t the fight he got on January 23. Although he started out strong with vicious shoulder strikes and a classic shovel right hook, no one will forget the image of McGregor napping on the mat after a TKO by Dustin Poirier, the Pride of Louisiana.
This was their first standoff since they last met in 2016, when McGregor dealt a TKO to The Diamond in the first 100 seconds of the match. On Saturday, Dustin clearly came back ready to settle the score. As an underdog, he’s hard not to like. When he’s not working with his foundation to combat homelessness, he’s talking about how his daughter Parker helped him prioritize what matters.
He’s a super-relatable fighter who’s worked hard to prepare for the fight. Coming into the match, he was rated #3 by ESPN in contrast to McGregor, rated #10. But McGregor’s pugnacious personality fills up any room he enters, and his reign in UFC is almost unprecedented.
Luckily, The Notorious has some killer toys to focus his attention on as he considers Poirier’s ascendancy. Maybe he can distract himself by contemplating how the sapphire-encased cage contains 342 baguette-cut diamonds underneath the tourbillon, or perhaps how the four equally-balanced satellites twist and turn. Maybe he can try to determine how the time display always stays oriented at 12/6, despite the rotation of the satellites. If he gets bored, he can always look at one of his other Jacob & Co. tourbilions, especially as he’s the proud owner of several other models, including the Astronomia Casino, and the Astronomia Solar.
On more casual days, he’s been seen sporting many Rolex models, including a series of Day-Dates, a Yacht-Master, and a Sky-Dweller. He wears most of these on precious metal bracelets, but McGregor does love to rock a rubber strap on his Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.You can put yours on an Everest Bands rubber strap for Rolex for a cool, comfortable, and subtle look.
It remains to be seen if the two will match up again for a trilogy fight in the future. Until then, we’re thinking about buying a Valimor. If it’s good enough for Dustin Poirier, it’s good enough for us.
Since we haven't seen McGregor's watch in person, we can't be certain it'll fit inside of an Everest Watch Roll, but the Valimor definitely will. Either way, protecting your watches inside a hand-crafted Everest leather watch roll, is definitely a winning move.
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Written By: Meghan Clark