Roman Abramovich could afford just about any luxury timepiece he desired, but the Russian oligarch seems to favor discrete style over flash. Haute Time spotted Abramovich, in this photo from last year’s court battle with fellow Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, wearing a very modest digital watch. Abramovich, who runs private investment firm Millhouse LLC. and owns the Chelsea Football Club, wore the Polar M61 on his left wrist.
The now-discontinued Finnish-made piece, which retails for about US$150, acts as a heart rate monitor to let its wearer know how effectively they are exercising. The August 2012 court battle in London’s High Court saw Abramovich triumph over his former business partner Berezovsky, who had sought $5.6 billion as compensation for stakes in oil company Sibneft and aluminum producer Rusal.
Photos courtesy The Daily Mail.