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- Michael Jordan was spotted wearing one of his favorite watches during NBA All-Star Weekend
- Jordan wore a custom UR-220 from Swiss watchmaker Urwerk
- The watch’s ticket price is normally $162,000, but the Jordan’s probably costs a lot more
One of the coolest aspects of this year’s NBA All-Star weekend was the celebration of the NBA’s 75th anniversary. Among the festivities was a special presentation of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team.
Tons of NBA legends showed up, but the one that got the most attention was Michael Jordan.
Jordan was obviously thrilled to rub shoulders with the best players in the league. Several images and videos of him kissing players like LeBron and Luka Doncic, as well as celebrities like Mary J. Bligemade the rounds on social media.
Jordan spotted wearing a custom Urwerk UR-220
One image in particular that caught our eye was one posted by Australian watch connoisseur Nick Gould, also known as @niccoloy on Instagram.
Gould is famous for spotting watches on celebrities and professional athletes. He spotted this custom Urwerk UR-220 in this photo of Jordan chatting with LeBron at the All-Star Game.
Jordan is a known fan of Urwerk watches. Gould points out the custom details on the UR-220 like the red accents and the XXIII engraving under the crown.
Gould also points out that the Roman numeral engraving is filled with gold in another photo of Jordan at the All-Star Game, this time with former teammate Dennis Rodman.
Price and features of the Urwerk UR-220 watch
This isn’t the first time Jordan has worn an Urwerk watch. In June 2021, he was spotted wearing a custom blue Project UR-220 Falcon version during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 race at Sonoma Raceway.
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The estimated price of the UR-220 is around $162,000, but since Jordan’s are custom, we assume the total value is much higher.
As for specifications, the UR-220 includes a limited production of only 15 watches per year. The Swiss watchmaker equips the UR-220 with a manual winding movement and a control panel on the back.
What makes the watch so unique is its incredibly cool retrograde time reading system. The system is divided into three elements:
A central axis set in ruby bearings, a marine chronometer-type cylindrical spring rotating vertically around the axis, and a double coaxial star-shaped cam regulating the retrograde mechanism.
A case made of 81 layers of CTP carbon is used to make the watch exceptionally strong while remaining light as a feather. The carbon layers are also thin, keeping the watch sleek and not too bulky.
One of the features of the watch that I like includes an oil change service indicator that tracks (in months) the length of the movement.
Seeing so much Jordan content over the weekend was pretty awesome for the fans. Getting ID on his very expensive watch is just icing on top of All-Star Weekend’s best times.