Conor McGregor spotted wearing $500,000 watch at ‘Road House’ premiere


UFC champion and avid watch collector Conor McGregor attended the ‘Road House’ premiere wearing his limited edition Godfather watch by Jacob & Co. Opera. Retail price, US$364,000 (AUD$560,000).
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Conor McGregor at the New York premiere of “Road House” held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 19, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by John Nacion/Variety via Getty Images)

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Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, the new movie Road House is an adrenaline-stoking film set in the Florida Keys. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, who dukes it out with none other than professional fighter Conor McGregor as Knox, a mercenary for hire.

At the New York preview of the movie, the 36-year-old champion—known for his many titles and victories in UFC, as well as for his mixed martial arts abilities—showed off another of his passions: watch collecting.

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The Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather watch that McGregor wore to the premiere retails for $364,000.

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At the premiere, McGregor wore his Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather watch, an incredible three-dimensional timepiece the brand unveiled a couple of years ago.

Created in a limited edition of just 88 pieces, the watch retails for $364,000.

The cost stems from a combination of the complexity of the movement, its functions, the time it takes to create and assemble a single watch and the affiliation between Jacob & Co. and the Godfather movie.


In fact, just about a year-and-a-half ago, Jacob & Co. brought a group of journalists and top clients to Sicily to tour the settings of the Godfather movie, the first movie that Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co. saw in 1979 when he arrived in the United States at the age of 14 from Uzbekistan.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 19: Conor McGregor, watch and ring detail, attends the “Road House” New York Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 19, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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The watch, just one of Conor McGregor’s reportedly large watch collection, boasts “Godfather” references, including a miniature sculpture of Don Vito Corleone wearing a red rose in his lapel. The musical watch, when activated, plays the theme song to the movie. It also boasts a triple-axis tourbillon – with the various axes showcasing different elements within the domed crystal.

McGregor got a lot of attention for wearing that watch, which he owns, but he is also known to own a good number of watches.

In fact, he also owns a Jacob & Co Epic X watch and a few Patek Philippe watches, Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks, Rolex watches and more. One look at his Instagram feed and you can envision his taste when it comes to timepieces.

Epic X Bridges rose gold, green.

Conor McGregor owns the Jacob & Co Epic X Bridges watch in rose gold.

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